Special Report

The Necessity of the 5 January Elections

This article looks at the necessity of the 5 January elections, and how Awami League tried its best to accommodate BNP and its allies to participate, failing which there was no other option but to go ahead with the elections according to the constitutional obligation.

BNP’s Proposed Vision 2030: Lacking Innovation, Clarity, Sincerity and Information

  On 10 May 2017, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) unveiled its so-called ‘Vision 2030’ as a roadmap of how they will govern the country if they are elected to power in the next national elections. As will be visible from the following discussion, while some of the proposals in the document are well meant especially given th...

Indo-Bangla Relations: Energy, Trade and Counter Terrorism

This report is the third and final part of the special report series on Bangladesh-India relations till date. This part focuses on the cooperation between the two neighbors in the areas of power and energy, fighting terrorism and bilateral trade and investment. Power and Energy Electricity Import from India: The last eight years has seen ...

Indo-Bangla Relations: Connectivity

Connectivity between Bangladesh and India has reached new heights since Bangladesh Awami League came to power in 2009. Several connectivity agreements between the two countries have been executed during this period, while older agreements have been renewed, with appropriate modifications where necessary. Rail Connectivity: During the last eight...

Indo-Bangla Relations: Diplomatic Cooperation

Bangladesh is progressing rapidly on the development highway since Bangladesh Awami League has come to power in 2009. Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the improvement in all major economic, social and human development indicators is surprising the world. Implementing the pledge of making Bangladesh a middle-income ...