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Anand Kumar

Anand Kumar is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. Click here for detailed profile

Is Political Rivalry Fuelling Terror Attacks in Bangladesh?

July 08, 2016
Is Political Rivalry Fuelling Terror Attacks in Bangladesh?

The sensational attack in the Dhaka café may have been intended to either cause international opinion to put pressure on the Hasina government to go for early election or incite the Army to take over political power.

Stopping Illegal Migration from Bangladesh: Need for a Comprehensive Approach

June 24, 2016
Stopping Illegal Migration from Bangladesh

A comprehensive approach is needed to deal with the problem of illegal migration from Bangladesh. All the affected states would have to adopt a uniform policy, in the absence of which any amount of effort is bound to deliver only partial results.

Growing Warmth in Bangladesh-Myanmar Ties

May 18, 2016
Growing Warmth in Bangladesh-Myanmar Ties

The coming to power of a democratic government in Myanmar has not only altered the political situation within but has also provided an opportunity to improve relations with Bangladesh.

Multi-party Democracy in the Maldives and the Emerging Security Environment in the Indian Ocean Region

2016
Multi-party Democracy in the Maldives and the Emerging Security Environment in the Indian Ocean Region

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN: 978-81-8274-895-8

Maldives is the smallest country of South Asia. But its significance is no less because of its crucial geo-strategic location in the Indian Ocean. It sits astride on major sea lanes of communications (SLOCs). However, the crucial geo-strategic location of the Maldives has also caused problems for the country as it has aroused interests of major world powers.

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War crimes trial in Bangladesh: Pakistan stands exposed

December 25, 2015

Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on war crimes trial in Bangladesh, titled ‘War crimes trial in Bangladesh: Pakistan stands exposed’ was published in South Asia Monitor, on December 25, 2015.

IS: Seeking attention in Bangladesh?

December 09, 2015

Associate Fellow, IDSA, Dr Anand Kumar’s article on IS in Bangladesh, titled ‘IS: Seeking attention in Bangladesh?’ was published in Deccan Herald on December 9, 2015.

The Need to Support Bangladesh in its Fight against Extremism

November 30, 2015

The international community should strengthen the hands of the Sheikh Hasina government. It has a proven track record of working against extremists and terrorists.

Bangladesh: Mayoral Elections unable to resolve Political Deadlock

May 01, 2015
Bangladesh: Mayoral Elections unable to resolve Political Deadlock

Confrontational politics is not new in Bangladesh. But it seems to have intensified in the last few months, especially after the unofficial main opposition, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), decided to launch protests on the first anniversary of the 2014 parliamentary elections in order to force the Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League government to step down. The BNP considers the January 5, 2014 parliamentary elections as illegal and hence the government in power as illegitimate.

Domestic Politics of Bangladesh and India–Bangladesh Relations

September 2014

The foreign policy of a country generally changes incrementally but in the case of Bangladesh it changes dramatically towards India depending upon which political party or alliance is in power. The ideological cleavage prevailing in the country affects not only its domestic politics but also its relationship with its neighbour India. In this article an attempt has been made to explain why and how the domestic politics of Bangladesh affects India–Bangladesh relations.

Political Turmoil in Maldives

March 19, 2015
Political Turmoil in Maldives

Mohamed Nasheed, in alliance with the Jumhooree Party, poses a formidable challenge to the Abdullah Yameen government. Yameen is using the judiciary as a tool to crush this challenge and further his own political objectives.

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