Dhaka Discourse by Delwar Hossain
India-Bangladesh Post Assembly Elections in West Bengal and Assam
Delwar Hossain · 24 Jun, 2016 · 5068
People from every corner of Bangladesh closely observed the 2016 assembly elections in the Indian states of West Bengal and Assam. These two state elections in India had generated huge interest and enthusiasm in Bangladesh about the futur ...
IPCS Forecast: Bangladesh in 2015
Delwar Hossain · 31 Jan, 2015 · 4822
This edition of the IPCS Column, 'Dhaka Discourse', is the precis of a larger document titled 'Bangladesh in 2015', published under the IPCS Forecast 2015 series.
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18th SAARC Summit: A Perspective from Bangladesh
Delwar Hossain · 15 Dec, 2014 · 4776
After a three-year gap, leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) met in a Summit held in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 26-27 November 2014. It was an occasion to assess SAARC’s efforts to consolidate regionalis ...
Bangladesh in Global Forums: Diplomacy vs. Domestic Politics
Delwar Hossain · 17 Nov, 2014 · 4739
Perhaps for the first time Bangladesh has achieved a new feat in the conduct of its diplomacy. This time it is not successful bilateral visits to major powers such as Russia or China neither the pursuit of Look East Policy, nor the Dhaka- ...
Bangladesh: Diplomatic Manoeuvres at the UNGA
Delwar Hossain · 20 Oct, 2014 · 4702
The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina led a 184-member delegation to the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) meeting. Significantly, this year has marked the 40th anniversary of Bangladesh’s membership at the UN. Bangladesh wa ...
Abe’s Successful Visit to Dhaka: Two Political Challenges
Delwar Hossain · 15 Sep, 2014 · 4658
In a span of three months, the Japanese Prime Minister and his Bangladeshi counterpart met twice, first in Tokyo (May 2014) and recently in Dhaka (September 2014).
This commentary analyses the nature of bilateral visit a ...
Girl Summit Diplomacy and Bangladesh-UK Relations
Delwar Hossain · 18 Aug, 2014 · 4610
The first ever Girl Summit took place on 22 July 2014 in London, UK. The event was co-hosted by the government of UK and the UNICEF, and the summit was dedicated to confronting child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) and female genital mu ...
India-Bangladesh: After Sushma Swaraj's Visit
Delwar Hossain · 21 Jul, 2014 · 4569
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made an official visit to Bangladesh as her maiden standalone overseas tour from 25 to 27 June, 2014 – which was termed by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) as “extrem ...
Bangladesh: A New Thrust Towards East Asia
Delwar Hossain · 16 Jun, 2014 · 4512
The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina’s back-to-back visits to Japan and China provide a diplomatic bonanza to the government bedeviled by legitimacy crisis at home and abroad following the 5 January general elections this ...
Bangladesh-US: Towards New Engagements?
Delwar Hossain · 19 May, 2014 · 4446
The third round of the 2014 Bangladesh-US security dialogue was held in Dhaka on 22 April. It focused on issues such as peacekeeping, counter-terrorism, disaster-management, maritime security and regional security. The security dialogue i ...