1502, 2023

How would the IPS affect Sino-Bangladesh strategic ties within the context of BRI?

By |February 15, 2023|

By Md. Asraf Ali Great Powers’ Politics in Bangladesh’s Liberation War: Bangladesh is a very small South Asian republic. It shares borders with India, Myanmar, and the Bay of Bengal from the west to the east. The politics of the Cold War and the superpower competition of the 1970s shaped the birth of Bangladesh. During the 1971 independence struggle, [...]

1412, 2022

The Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP): From Strategy to Vision

By |December 14, 2022|

The government of Japan introduced the concept of “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” (FOIP) and turned it into a strategy in 2016. Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his government’s commitment to this strategy at a conference in Kenya in that year. However, even before formalizing the FOIP as a strategy, similar ideas appeared in the previous speeches or [...]

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