Gender Reality in Bangladesh: Issues and Possibilities
Bangladesh has made marked strides in many social development indicators such as: structural, economic, cultural, education, healthcare, and political policies. Experience reveals that the influence of patriarchy has not stood in the way of the country’s progress and has not hindered women’s development or minimization of the gender gap. The country now ranks 50 in the Global Gender Gap Report 2020 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) covering 153 countries leaving India, China, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan far behind. The present paper is a modest endeavor to make sense of the country’s trajectory of women’s development: its attainments and initiatives, problems, and possibilities.
Women, Higher Education and Democracy in Bangladesh
Abstract The constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh emphasizes that women need to be adequately represented in all walks of life, including higher education. It is obviously crucial for […]
Between BRICS & G20: India & Global South Are a Resolute Match!
Even before India took over the presidency of the Group of Twenty – the influential forum of major global economies, popularly called the G-20 – India did not shy away […]
China in Eurasia: Revisiting BRI amidst the Russia-Ukraine Crisis
This paper discusses China’s trade and connectivity plans under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the Eurasian region and the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Chinese […]
EU-Japan-Taiwan Cooperation: Building a Blue Supply Chain
The COVID-19 pandemic, the escalating trade war between the United States and China, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have exposed vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the global China-centric economic supply chain […]
Climate Security in the Indo-Pacific: Priorities and Challenges
The climate vulnerabilities of the Indo-Pacific region have grown immensely with grave implications for regional, national, human, and ecological security. Climate action has been prioritized by most countries, including by […]
Kenya and the Indo-Pacific: The Rationale for an “Outlook” and Why Kenya (and East Africa) Matters
This issue brief argues that Kenya should carefully consider promulgating an Indo-Pacific outlook given the seismic shifts in global distributions of power and the resulting great power rivalry. The future […]