The fight for justice for Rohingyas is gaining momentum with more countries joining the genocide case with the International Court of Justice (ICJ), while the Myanmar military junta that committed genocide against the ethnic group now faces tougher resistance since its coup in 2021.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has been put on high alert along the Myanmar border to prevent any influx of people from the neighbouring country that has witnessed renewed fighting between the armed rebel groups and Myanmar junta.
The increasing interest of some foreign countries in Bangladesh’s upcoming general election can be seen as a reflection of their response to the country’s divisive politics and the current state of democracy, say foreign policy analysts.
Washington has been repeating its calls for a free and fair election in Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Delhi, after much silence, told the US at a meeting in New Delhi that it was Bangladesh’s “internal issue”.
The number of Bangladeshi students studying in the United States have increased by more than 300 percent in the last decade
Bangladesh will likely remain a key battleground for great power competition in the coming years, given its unique locational position and recent geopolitical trends, including the rise of India and growing Sino-US tensions in the South China Sea, according to a new study.
Worried over recent political violence and impasse ahead of the next election, foreign diplomats in Dhaka are approaching the government, ruling Awami League and opposition parties, and urging them to find solutions.
UN Under-Secretary-General Jorge Moreira da Silva has called for developed countries to bolster support for developing countries like Bangladesh that are disproportionately affected by global crises.