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Mon, Aug 2, 2021

South Asia midyear pause: Taking stock of 2021

South Asia will face crucial issues like human security, regional stability, economic prosperity, and the pandemic in the remainder of 2021. How should we understand the region's prospects as we embark on the second half of the year? Our South Asia experts weigh in.

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

On World Refugee Day, we must choose action over words to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Two decades after it began, and 70 years since the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, World Refugee Day must be more than words. It must be a catalyst for urgent action to address the rights of people forced to flee.

SouthAsiaSource by Imrul Islam

Bangladesh Crisis Management

Thu, Jun 3, 2021

Shahid to join Simon Bowthorpe on Clubhouse to discuss the statelessness and persecution of Rohingyas

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Human Rights

Tue, May 18, 2021

Riaz joins the University of York and Chatham House to discuss elections in eastern India and their regional resonances

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Democratic Transitions

Tue, May 18, 2021

Shahid joins the University of York and Chatham House to discuss elections in eastern India and their regional resonances

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Elections

Mon, May 17, 2021

Event recap: “Post-pandemic South Asia: How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect Bangladesh’s politics, economy, and healthcare”

An event recap/analysis on the wide-ranging conversation hosted by the South Asia Center on the future of Bangladesh’s economic, political, and healthcare landscapes in the context of the evolving COVID-19 landscape.

Event Recap by Kaveri Sarkar

Bangladesh Civil Society

Wed, May 12, 2021

Riaz in Friedrich Ebert Stiftung: Geopolitics of the pandemic: The Bangladesh scene

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Geopolitics & Energy Security

Mon, May 10, 2021

Riaz in The Daily Star: India’s Covid 19 catastrophe: The cost of complacency

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Mon, May 10, 2021

Shahid in 9DashLine: At 50, Bangladesh perfects an India-China ‘balancing act’

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh China

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

The Biden administration must incorporate India’s provincial elections in West Bengal and Assam into its South Asia foreign policy

Away from India's awful COVID-19 scenes playing out are elections Washington should not ignore. The ongoing state elections in India’s east, specifically the states of West Bengal and Assam, are characterized by dynamics central to today’s India and their results will have long-lasting implications for national politics. The fanning of toxic identity politics, compromising of democratic institutions, the worrisome rise of COVID-19 cases, and the effect on foreign relations are aspects of these elections that deserve Washington’s serious attention.

SouthAsiaSource by Rudabeh Shahid and Kaveri Sarkar

Bangladesh Coronavirus