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Wed, Sep 9, 2020

Event recap: “The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on South Asian Economies” with the US Embassy in Delhi

On September 3, 2020, the US Embassy in Delhi hosted a webinar about the effects of COVID-19 on the regional economies of South Asia, featuring Dr Irfan Nooruddin, director of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Fri, Sep 4, 2020

Riaz quoted in Nikkei Asian Review: China and India vie for clout in Bangladesh with COVID vaccines

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh China

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

Riaz quoted in TRT World about diplomacy between India and Bangladesh

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh India

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

Divergent tales of septuagenarian Bengal

As South Asia observes the seventy-third anniversary of the Partition of India, Bangladesh finds itself in conflict with the statistics cited by many to celebrate what they perceive to be rising prosperity. Simultaneously, the rise in communal tensions in West Bengal possibly signal long lasting consequences for India’s secular polity which might adversely affect Hindu-Muslim relations in South Asia […]

SouthAsiaSource by Rudabeh Shahid and Adil Hossain

Bangladesh Democratic Transitions

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Riaz quoted in Nikkei Asian Review on China and Bangladesh-India relations

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh China

Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Riaz in The Daily Star: A Tale of Misplaced Priorities

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

South Asia midyear pause: Taking stock of 2020

The specific events of the year’s first six months might have taken us by surprise but the political-economic dynamics that have shaped South Asia’s response to these new challenges did not. Across the region democracy and freedom of expression are challenged, and protectionist impulses are indulged in flailing response to calamitous economic strife. And the United States continues its slide into strategic irrelevance, exercising little leadership or interest in building stronger ties to this vital region.

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

As the Sino-Indian rivalry heats up, watch Bangladesh carefully

Undoubtedly rivalry between India and China will intensify in South Asia in coming months and years ahead. With its position between the two rivals, Bangladesh will be a primary arena to watch the future competition.

New Atlanticist by Ali Riaz

Bangladesh China

Wed, May 27, 2020

Riaz as a panelist at the UC Berkeley Institute for South Asia Studies: Vulnerable Populations and COVID-19: Bangladesh During a Global Pandemic

In the News by Atlantic Council

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Wed, May 13, 2020

Amid COVID-19, Bangladesh turns its back on Rohingya

Confronted with the need for increased coordination between aid agencies and government entities, Bangladesh has instead chosen to alienate the Rohingya community even further. Food is running out, water is running low, and essential programming to prevent gender-based violence in the camps has ground to a halt.

New Atlanticist by Imrul Islam

Bangladesh Coronavirus