[John Bruton] Ambiguity is often the enemy of peace. The First World War arose from ambiguity in the pledges the powers had given to one another in the event of attack. If the pledges had been clearer, the risks might not have been taken.
Bangladesh: Why a Bridge could Profoundly Impact Ruling Party’s Popularity?
[Bahauddin Foizee] Ruling party’s campaign to repeatedly publicize country’s recent developments, including Padma Bridge project, could now pay off in the next general election.
What Lessons are to be Learned from U.S.’s Afghanistan Exit?
[John Bruton] The experience in Afghanistan and similar experiences elsewhere suggest that there is a strong temptation on USA's part to turn inwards and reduce commitments to the defence of other countries, including the European ones.
Bangladesh Competes with India on Economic and Social Indicators
Witnessing [the] progress, experts from both sides of the border have recently opined that life in Bangladesh is far more attractive than in India.
COVID-19: Why was Italy the First Badly Affected Western Country despite being Half the World Away from China?
Chinese tourists and business persons, elderly population, not maintaining social distancing, and the delay in imposing full lockdown — all these factors made Italy the first Western country to be badly affected by the COVID-19.
Why did Sirisena Fail to Achieve a Balanced Policy for Sri Lanka?
Despite his attempts to reduce Chinese influence during the initial stage of his tenure, Sirisena had later realized that China has already established so deep influence in his country that he had little power to change this reality.
Brexit: The Era of Easy Decisions is Over
The EU’s strategic weight in the world will be reduced by the absence of the UK, as the EU is losing a relatively young, diverse and creative member state.
China, the Neo-Colonial Power in Africa
China’s increasing unfair economic domination on African economy, market and products as well as Chinese cultural hegemony have the potential to undermine African identify, sovereignty and development in long-term.
Vietnam’s Salience in India’s Act-East Policy
[Dr. Pankaj Jha]
Under India’s Act East policy, Vietnam will remain the important vantage point to project India’s development, trade and investment priorities.
Asian Quad: Synthesis between China’s OBOR and US-led Quad
[Dr. Pankaj Jha]
The idea of an Asian Quad – comprising of Japan, India, Vietnam and Indonesia – would help to narrow the growing mistrust between China and the US, and would create an edifice acceptable to both. Hence, these two major powers need to subscribe to this idea of an Asian Quad.
India’s Lingering Concerns over Chinese Influence in Indian Ocean, South Asia
[Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra] Mutual suspicions would dictate relations between China and India for a long time to come.
Asia’s Geopolitical Alliances are Shifting
[Conn M. Hallinan]
From what direction on the Compass Rose the winds out of Washington will blow is hardly clear, but increasingly a number of countries are charting a course of their own.