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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurate a major road named after former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during an agreement signing ceremony in New Delhi on April 8, 2017.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurate a major road named after former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during an agreement signing ceremony in New Delhi on April 8, 2017.

The U.S. Should Stop Nickel and Diming India and Bangladesh

A low-cost program designed to promote economic development has shut out two key partners in Asia.

Activists protest against attacks on Hindu temples and houses in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Nov. 4, 2016.
Activists protest against attacks on Hindu temples and houses in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Nov. 4, 2016.

How Facebook Fuels Religious Violence

The social media platform’s haphazard content moderation strategy is failing Bangladesh. Here’s how it can fix its policy.

Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion personnel look on from an armored vehicle during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Jan. 3, 2013.
Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion personnel look on from an armored vehicle during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Jan. 3, 2013.

The U.S. Has a Police Brutality Problem. So Does Bangladesh.

Dhaka’s denial of extrajudicial killings is imperiling its relations with Washington and exposing the country’s corrupt police and undemocratic institutions.

A general view shows the Dhaka River Port on the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on June 23, 2019.
A general view shows the Dhaka River Port on the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on June 23, 2019.

America Should Bet on Bangladesh

Bangladesh has major geopolitical value on its own merits, separate from India or any other country.

Bangladeshi Hindus stage a demonstration to protest recent religious violence in Dhaka on Oct. 18.
Bangladeshi Hindus stage a demonstration to protest recent religious violence in Dhaka on Oct. 18.

Bangladesh’s Deadly Identity Crisis

Attacks on the Hindu community show how the country has turned away from its pluralist heritage.

GARMENTS FACTORY, NARAYANGANJ, NARAYANGANJ SADAR, BANGLADESH - 2019/01/31: Garments workers are seen working in a sewing and finishing section.
Garments industry in Bangladesh drive the economy growth and it is now the major source of empowering woman workers in the country. Women from different parts of Bangladesh come to cities to work in garments sectors where they get paid around 95 USD per month. (Photo by Ziaul Haque Oisharjh/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
GARMENTS FACTORY, NARAYANGANJ, NARAYANGANJ SADAR, BANGLADESH - 2019/01/31: Garments workers are seen working in a sewing and finishing section. Garments industry in Bangladesh drive the economy growth and it is now the major source of empowering woman workers in the country. Women from different parts of Bangladesh come to cities to work in garments sectors where they get paid around 95 USD per month. (Photo by Ziaul Haque Oisharjh/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Bangladesh Is Clothes-Minded

The country’s obsession with garments takes an increasingly heavy toll on the rest of its economy.

A snack vendor in Dhaka, Bangladesh
A snack vendor in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s Long Journey From ‘Basket Case’ to Rising Star

But 50 years after independence, an authoritarian turn casts a shadow over the country’s future.

Indian Army Gen. Jagjit Singh Aurora and Pakistani Army Gen. Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi sign the surrender document that would end the war between the two countries and lead to the creation of Bangladesh, in Dhaka on Dec. 16, 1971.
Indian Army Gen. Jagjit Singh Aurora and Pakistani Army Gen. Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi sign the surrender document that would end the war between the two countries and lead to the creation of Bangladesh, in Dhaka on Dec. 16, 1971.

50 Years After Independence, Bangladesh Bursts Into Geopolitics

The country is on the cusp of a second liberation—one that would end its relative isolation.

A team of dressmakers works in a factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Nov. 22, 2012.
A team of dressmakers works in a factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Nov. 22, 2012.

Bangladesh Is Everyone’s Economic Darling. It Might Not Last.

Dhaka has shown real vision in its fiscal planning, but a turn toward authoritarianism could reverse its successes.

Police escort Islamist extremists accused of plotting the Holey Artisan Bakery attack to a courtroom for their trial in Dhaka, on Nov. 27, 2019.
Police escort Islamist extremists accused of plotting the Holey Artisan Bakery attack to a courtroom for their trial in Dhaka, on Nov. 27, 2019.

The Radicalization of Bangladeshi Cyberspace

After the pandemic pushed people online, Islamist extremist groups reached an even wider audience. But the authorities are fighting back.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in a committee meeting at the Parliament House in New Delhi on March 3, 2020.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in a committee meeting at the Parliament House in New Delhi on March 3, 2020.

Angst and Denial in India as It’s Now Officially Poorer Than Bangladesh

Bangladesh, once far behind, just surpassed India in GDP per capita. All the more reason for Modi to focus on the right reforms.

A protester holds a sign that reads “NO STATELESS PEOPLE” during a protest against the National Register of Citizens in Kolkata, India, in September 2019.
A protester holds a sign that reads “NO STATELESS PEOPLE” during a protest against the National Register of Citizens in Kolkata, India, in September 2019.

A Year After Rendering Millions Stateless, India Has Yet to Hear a Single Appeal

New Delhi has continued to milk the issue of citizenship for political gain, leaving 1.9 million people stateless and virtually unable to prove otherwise.

A street vendor wearing a face mask sells cigarettes on a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 12.
A street vendor wearing a face mask sells cigarettes on a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on March 12.

The Developing World Could Come Out of the Pandemic Ahead

Thanks to favorable demographics, digitization efforts, and quicker health responses, many countries of the global south are faring better than their wealthy counterparts.

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