‘China will not be the first to recognise Taliban government’

No country has formally recognised the Taliban government though China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, met members of the interim government in Qatar this week

Taliban members drive along a road in the centre of Kabul on 14 October 2021

BIPSS-Dhaka Tribune roundtable

Quad, AUKUS and shifting dynamics in the Indo-Pacific

At a roundtable on ‘Quad and AUKUS: Creating Strategic Ripples in the Indo-Pacific’, organised jointly by Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) and Dhaka Tribune, participants ...

(L-R) Parvez Karim Abbasi, Shahedul Anam Khan, ANM Muniruzzaman, Zafar Sobhan, Touhid Hossain

India tests ballistic missile with 5,000 km range

India has tested a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead up to 5,000 kilometres (3,100 miles), the defence ministry said.

India tests ballistic missile with 5,000 km range

Urge ASEAN, QUAD allies to distance from Myanmar military: Dhaka to Washington

The US may bring the Rohingya issue on the G-7 Summit agenda to show the strong resolve of the international community for a solution to the Rohingya crisis, said the ambassador

Smoke is seen on the Myanmar border as Rohingya refugees walk on the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh on 11 September 2017

Will AUKUS complement or relegate Quad?

AUKUS and Quad seem to be complementing on the common goal - containing China.The huge military dimension of AUKUS seemingly prevents any probability to include military component in the Quad. Thus, ...

US president Joe Biden hosts a 'Quad nations' meeting at the Leaders' Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework with India's prime minister Narendra Modi, Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison and Japan's prime minister Yoshihide Suga in the East Room at the White House in Washington, US, 24 September 2021.

AUKUS creates fresh waves in the Indo-Pacific

While it has not been overtly stated that the objective of AUKUS is to contain China, it is quite clear that its singular aim is to thwart China's growing reach, particularly its military and naval ...

AUKUS creates fresh waves in the Indo-Pacific


Modi meets Kamala Harris as US eyes Asia

The meeting between the most prominent Indian American and the Indian prime minister assumed greater significance as the Biden administration takes steps to deepen its relationship with one its most ...

India's prime minister Narendra Modi and US vice president Kamala Harris talk outside before a meeting on the White House campus on 23 September 2021, in Washington, DC


‘Smaller nations need to avoid partisan grouping in the Asia-Pacific’

The strategic tension between the USA and China might have an adverse effect on the stability of the Asia-Pacific region

‘Smaller nations need to avoid partisan grouping in the Asia-Pacific’

Blinken starts India meetings with address to civil society group

Indian foreign ministry sources said ahead of Blinken’s visit that the country was proud of its pluralistic traditions and happy to discuss the issue with him

Blinken starts India meetings with address to civil society group

Blinken to visit India with eyes on Afghanistan, vaccine, China

US and Indian governments across party lines have been building closer relations since the late 1990s as the world’s two largest democracies see shared interests on a rising China, Islamist extremism ...

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about the release of the 2021 Congressional Report Pursuant to the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act at the Department of State in Washington, US, on 12 July 2021
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