Amid a pandemic, Tokyo Olympics is a disaster waiting to happen

The decision by Japan and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to hold the summer Olympics, which starts on July 23, continues to be controversial due to the health risks posed by Covid-19 to all the participants. The world’s best athletes are being left at the mercy of a government and an international organisation that are supposed… Read More

The key to Asean’s post-pandemic recovery is digital transformation

  The pandemic has accelerated Southeast Asia’s adoption of e-commerce, which holds great economic potential But, for the region to become a major digital economy, gaps in infrastructure, access, inclusion, skills and policy must be addressed The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated Asean’s digital transformation at an unprecedented scale and speed. With bricks-and-mortar businesses in Southeast… Read More

49 years on, India, Bangladesh should deal with unresolved issues

Media: Hindustan Times
Date Published: 16 Dec, 2020

The Global South’s Pandemic Path to Self-Reliance

Media: Project Syndicate
Date Published: 17 Nov, 2020

After four years of Trump’s ‘America first’, Biden must pivot back to Asia

Media: South China Morning Post
Date Published: 11 Nov, 2020

Navigating unchartered territories needs both caution & diplomacy

Media: Cyber Risk Leaders Magazine
Published in: Issue 3, 2020
Media: Australian Cyber Security Magazine
Date Published: September 24, 2020

Uniting to combat COVID-19

Media: The Hindu
Date Published: September 23, 2020

MARITIME SECURITY IN BAY OF BENGAL: POTENTIAL CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Written By: Syed Munir Khasru & Riasat Noor* Abstract: Bangladesh is a maritime nation with heavy dependence on seaborne trade with the outside world (Delwar Hossain and Md. Shariful Islam 2016). More than 98% of Bangladesh’s total containerised goods and products are transported through the Chittagong port via the Bay of Bengal. Hence, it is crucial to… Read More

Furthering this neighbourhood friendship

Media: The Hindu
Date Published: October 03, 2019

Rohingya refugees should press Myanmar for their own state

Media: Nikkei Asian Review
Date Published: September 04, 2019