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    Considering the consequences for human security: the influx of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Considering the consequences for human security: the influx of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Human security is another challenge Bangladesh is already facing and it will intensify with the influx of the Rohingya refugees. Whilst The Bangladesh government has been praised for providing them with shelter, Mohammad Tarikul Islam discusses the security concerns of Rohingya refugees and the possibility of repatriation to Myanmar.

Human security denotes human dignity. The term human security propagated […]

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    Japan’s Indo-Pacific strategy: the importance of Sri Lanka

Japan’s Indo-Pacific strategy: the importance of Sri Lanka

Reacting to an increasingly assertive China, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has looked to expand his country’s influence in the Indo-Pacific, becoming the first Japanese Prime Minister to visit the island nation in 24 years. Whatever these developments could mean for the future of Japanese-Sri Lankan relations, this burgeoning bilateral relationship is certain to have ramifications for the future of […]

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    The India-China relationship: why links between Indian states and Chinese provinces are essential

The India-China relationship: why links between Indian states and Chinese provinces are essential

China and India need to strengthen the ‘regional forum’ mechanism to broaden the areas in which exchanges take place, rather than individual provinces, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini. Such engagement will broaden the constituency for a better relationship between both countries and foster better people-to-people linkages as well as economic ones, he concludes.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent China visit […]

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    “The major lesson that can be drawn is that China is willing to consistently support Pakistan up to a certain extent”– Dr Filippo Boni

“The major lesson that can be drawn is that China is willing to consistently support Pakistan up to a certain extent”– Dr Filippo Boni

Following his participation in the opening panel of the South Asia Centre’s London summit ‘Is China South Asia’s principle ally? Rebecca Bowers spoke to Dr Filippo Boni about the challenges facing Pakistan regarding the implementation of CPEC, and the historical importance of the Sino-Pakistani relationship.  

In light of China’s current investment in Pakistan, but also with India’s involvement in the […]

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One IDP camp near Sittwe can only be accessed by sea with boats transporting vital aid supplies such as rice and cooking oil.

 
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    Repatriation, refoulement and Rohingya nationality: Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 2)

Repatriation, refoulement and Rohingya nationality: Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 2)

This is the final segment of the two-part report on “Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis: Bangladesh’s response”,  where SAC hosted Mr Md. Shahidul Haque, Foreign Secretary, Government of Bangladesh.  Dominique Dillabough-Lefebvre writes about issues of of repatriation, refoulement and Rohingya nationality, based on his interview with Mr Haque and his presentation. Read Part 1 here. 
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    Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 1) 

Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 1) 

LSE South Asia Centre hosted  Mr Md. Shahidul Haque, Hon’ble Foreign Secretary of the Government of Bangladesh, to speak on the issue of the ‘Rohyngia Humanitarian Crisis’ on the 15 March 2018. The event took place following the second Strategic Dialogue earlier that day between the UK and Bangladesh.  Dominique Dillabough-Lefebvre writes about his interaction with Mr Haque and the event proceedings, where the foreign secretary gave an insightful, humble and compassionate […]

April 19th, 2018|Events, Featured, Human Rights, Politics, Religion, Religion, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Bangladesh’s response to one of the biggest refugee crises of the century (Part 1) |
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    The India-Pakistan-China triangle: a need for forward thinking development

The India-Pakistan-China triangle: a need for forward thinking development

One of the major bones of contention between India and Pakistan relations has been Beijing’s close ties with Pakistan. However, the possibility of India joining CPEC should not be ruled out, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini. 

If one were to look at the India-China relationship, apart from territorial disputes, one of the major bones of contention between both countries has been […]

Why has Pakistan sent troops to Saudi Arabia?

Following the recent development of Pakistan sending military personnel to Saudi Arabia, Umer Karim explores this new chapter in the Pakistani-Saudi relationship and its place in a changing Middle East.

Pakistan recently announced that it will send military personnel to Saudi Arabia. The details of the deployment remain elusive, but a composite brigade of the Pakistani military will reportedly fulfil advisory and training […]

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Maldives Crisis: A Catch-22 Situation for India 

The current crisis in the Maldives can be seen as an opportunity for India to regain its lost influence in the country, and subsequently in the region. Although challenges are far greater than opportunities writes Sarral Sharma.

Despite outpouring domestic and international pressure, the Abdulla Yameen government on 20 February approved a 30-day extension of the state of emergency in the Maldives. President Yameen has not budged under growing domestic politico-economic concerns and possible diplomatic alienation […]

March 30th, 2018|Economy, Featured, Politics, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Maldives Crisis: A Catch-22 Situation for India |

Assam against itself: a reply to Sanjib Baruah

In response to Professor Sanjib Baruah’s article ‘Stateless in Assam’ which discussed a new focus on detention camps for ‘stateless citizens’, Suraj Gogoi, Gorky Chakraborty and Parag Jyoti Saikia reflect on the implications of reducing people to ‘bare life’.

The Concentration camps that came to the fore during the Holocaust, left a deep impact on human history. It showed us that […]

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