Muhammad Azizul Haque

India’s NRC and the new Citizenship Law are fraught with ramifications

Protests against a divisive new citizenship law began to rage in the northeastern states of India (Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, etc.) on December 11, 2019 when the BJP-led Hindu nationalist government won parliamentary approval for the new citizenship law.

Why do the Rohingya refugees refuse to go back home?

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam/Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home;” yet the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh do not want to return to their homes in Rakhine State of Myanmar, where generations of them have lived for centuries.

What does Bangladesh want from her friends?

The ongoing ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas in Rakhine State by the military and security forces of Myanmar has caused over half a million of them to flee and take refuge in Bangladesh.

The less spoken but fundamental causes of Brexit

In the aftermath of World War II, some European politicians and political thinkers contemplated forging unity among democratic countries in that continent. This was viewed by them as a way to avert extreme forms of nationalism and future wars in Europe and also as a means to ensure peace among European nations.

How can we benefit from a China-led globalisation?

Even as the US, under President Donald Trump, is withdrawing itself into the cocoon of isolationism, protectionism and ultra-nationalism...

India must look out more for its neighbours

As the largest country and economy in South Asia, India is expected to exhibit restraint and generosity in its relationship, particularly with its small neighbours. It should pursue an agenda of collective interest and mutual benefit with its neighbours — not one of self-interest at the expense of its neighbours.

A man of many strengths

On February 12, 2017, I first came to learn from a Facebook message from the Bangladesh Embassy in Brasilia that Mohamed Mijarul Quayes, Bangladesh Ambassador to Brazil, and former Foreign Secretary, was in an ICU there with serious respiratory and renal complications.

Trump's America – waning in greatness

Donald Trump's declared principle of “America first” implies that under him the US would pursue ultra-nationalist, protectionist and isolationist foreign policies.

Xi Jinping's milestone visit: transforming dynamics

These large investments from China and the prospect for more in the course of time have indeed ushered in a new era for the Sino-Bangladesh ties; and these investments will spark new dynamics in the two countries' cooperative relations and engagements, which would lift them to a much higher trajectory.

The race for global supremacy

The Cold War that began in the wake of World War II between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) terminated with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Rethinking the population problem

With the knowledge that Bangladesh's population - which was about 75 million in 1971 - now stands bloated to more than 160 million, all crammed into ...

Ambassador K M Shehabuddin: An intrepid patriot

April 15, 2016 will be the first death anniversary of Ambassador K M Shehabuddin, who served as Bangladesh's ambassador to Poland,

Will we one day reunite as 'Akhand Bharat'?

INDIA'S ruling BJP's General Secretary, Mr. Ram Madhav, recently said in an interview to Al Jazeera that the RSS, his core organisation,

What it means for Bangladesh

On the world's geopolitical stage, the US and China are the two topmost actors of the 21st century; and India is not trailing very far