New Atlanticist

May 2, 2024

Is the Bangladesh success story unraveling?

By Ali Riaz

As the Bangladesh’s system of governance has become more autocratic, social development has received less attention from the government.

Bangladesh Fiscal and Structural Reform


Apr 15, 2024

How Bangladesh can achieve its vision of prosperity

By Nina Dannaoui, Joseph Lemoine

Bangladesh is forging ahead with its Vision 2041, aiming to transform into a developed and prosperous country by 2041.

Bangladesh Freedom and Prosperity

New Atlanticist

Apr 8, 2024

Bangladesh’s election: Widely boycotted or widely accepted?

By Gautam Lahiri

The official voter turnout reached 41.8 percent—a lower figure than in Bangladesh’s last contested election, albeit not an unprecedented low.

Bangladesh Elections

New Atlanticist

Nov 17, 2023

Bangladesh is at a tipping point. Here are the scenarios for a contentious election season.

By Ali Riaz

Violence and street agitations are back in full swing in Bangladesh ahead of the scheduled general elections in January 2024.

Bangladesh Elections

In the News

Jun 26, 2023

Shahid in Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs: Navigating the troubled waters: ‘maritimization’ of Bangladesh’s foreign policy

By Rubadeh Shahid

Bangladesh Maritime Security


Jun 15, 2023

Bangladesh election 2024: What role will India play?

By Ali Riaz

As Bangladesh prepares for its 2024 election, the spotlight is on India's role in determining the country's democratic future, amid growing pressure from the United States.

Bangladesh Democratic Transitions
Ferryman Siddique Hawlader (2nd-R), 45, rides his boat on the Buriganga river in Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 29, 2023.


Jun 6, 2023

What the new US visa policy for Bangladesh means

By Ali Riaz

The US visa restrictions alone will not guarantee a free and fair election or restore democracy in Bangladesh. However, the new policy sends a loud and clear message.

Bangladesh Democratic Transitions

Issue Brief

May 8, 2023

Bangladesh draft data protection act 2023: Potential and pitfalls

By Christabel Randolph

The Bangladesh government’s updated draft data protection bill is a welcome revision of its 2022 attempt to address the country’s lack of a comprehensive data protection law, but there is still room for constructive change to heighten regulatory certainty.

Bangladesh Digital Policy


Apr 12, 2023

The geopolitics of the energy trilemma in South Asia

By Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

South Asian countries are being subjected to the consequences of China and Russia’s efforts to expand their influence in the region. In this complex geopolitical context, expanded US and G7 clean energy efforts are needed.

Bangladesh Climate Change & Climate Action

Issue Brief

Mar 8, 2023

Inside Bangladesh’s new data protection laws

By Stephen Weymouth

The 2022 Draft Data Protection Act (DPA), which establishes new restrictions related to the processing, storage, and transfer of data, appears to move Bangladesh’s digital governance in a different direction.

Bangladesh Digital Policy