• How Bangladesh Can Improve Indian Ocean Security0

    • Blog
    • February 10, 2018

    The Trump administration should consider increasing the number of port calls and high-level defense exchanges with Bangladesh as well as bilateral and trilateral military exercises. James Jay CarafanoJeff Smith     February 3, 2018 It’s not just relations with the United States that are on the upswing. Bangladesh has made significant strides in recent years improving ties with

  • Trump’s Targeting of Muslims Isn’t Just Racist – It’s Dumb Policy0

    • Blog
    • February 9, 2018

    A leaked DHS memo reveals how the White House is embracing Islamophobia – and ignoring the country’s most serious terrorist threat Trump speaking with county sheriffs at the White House. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty By Jessica Pishko In April of 2010, ex-FBI agent John Guandolo, who left the agency due to ethical breaches that included sleeping with confidential sources,

  • A Weapon Without War: China’s United Front Strategy0

    • Blog
    • February 9, 2018

    June Teufel Dreyer February 6, 2018 June Teufel Dreyer is a Senior Fellow in FPRI’s Asia Program. She is Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. “United Front Work is an important magic weapon for the victory of the party’s cause.”                  


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  • End of Year Editorial; Evolving Political Dynamics in South Asia

    By M. Adil Khan, Guest Editor 2018 has been an eventful year for South Asia especially at the political level. During 2018 several countries in the region have had their elections and these elections have altered their political pictures. In others preparations for elections are underway and yet in others sub-national elections and their outcomes

  • 2018 Bangladesh General Election: A Time for Stock-taking and Pondering the Stakes

      By Adil Khan and Habib Zafarullah*    4 December 2018 The 2018 Bangladesh General Election scheduled on December 30, 2018 marks the end of two consecutive terms of the ruling Awami League (AL), first ever by any political party since 1991, the year a combined opposition movement against a decade long dictatorship resurrected and re-introduced

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