• Maldives quits C’wealth, Nasheed too going to UNHRC

    Maldives quits C’wealth, Nasheed too going to UNHRC0

    • Blog
    • October 14, 2016

    In a none-too-unanticipated move, the Maldivian Government of President Abdulla Yameen has announced its decision to quit the Commonwealth. In doing so, the Government has accused the UK-centric inter-governmental body of “undermining sovereignty and independence, interfering in domestic affairs, and treating the country “unfairly and unjustly”. In a double-whammy of sorts earlier for the British-centric,



    • Blog
    • October 12, 2016

    The recent cancellation of the 19th summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) that was scheduled to take place in Islamabad on November, 15 and 16,   has led to serious doubts as to whether SAARC can fulfill its objectives and remain as a useful forum that would be beneficial to the eight nations

  • India’s ‘surgical strikes’ and the SAARC Summit

    India’s ‘surgical strikes’ and the SAARC Summit0

    • Blog
    • October 12, 2016

    The Indian army’s ‘surgical-strikes’ on ‘terror launch-pads’ inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) has received as much moral support from almost all Governments in South Asia as from within the country and all across the world. While coming down on terrorism, and thus Pakistan in this context, neighbourhood nations are as unsure about the future course as


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  • The Role of China for the Socio-economic Progress in South Asia

      by Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed     16 January 2022 China is a growing influence on other developing economies through trade, investment, and ideas. Since opening up to foreign trade and investment and implementing wide-ranging reforms in 1979, China has been among the world’s fastest-growing economies, with real annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth averaging

  • Bangladesh-China relations: Advancing on firm footings

      by Serajul Islam     9 January 2022 Bangladesh-China relations are excellent at present. Better still, they are on an ascending trajectory. In a country where all relations in the public domain are reflected and judged in the context of the country’s glorious War of Liberation of 1971, Bangladesh-China relations are an exception. China had

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