ASEAN and the Rohingya Crisis

DHAKA – The worsening plight of Muslim Rohingya communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state could soon imperil the country’s government, as well as the reputation of its leader, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The crisis has been escalating since last October, when Myanmar’s military launched an offensive in which 130 Rohingya… Read More

The Populist Upheaval

The political wave of events spread across the globe in 2016 is representative of a very distinct concept of political science that had become widely observed over the last century and intensified across the globe last year: Populism. During the first round of Austria’s election in April 2016, Nobert Hofer came close to becoming head… Read More

Peaceful Transition of Power: The Hallmark of American Democracy

A look back into the history of American election and peaceful power transition or the lack of it….

Stranded and Unprotected

The exposé depicts the gaps in international laws and regulations in protecting people displaced due to hostile environmental factors resulting from climate change. Climate refugees are people who are forced to leave their homes and communities because of the effects of climate change and global warming. Though natural climate change has happened numerous times over billions of years on… Read More

New Technologies in Power & Energy

The world’s primary energy supply is derived mainly from oil, coal and natural gas. To meet increasing energy demands and mitigating climate risks, it is important to look towards new technologies. These new sources will allow developing regions like South Asia to access cheaper and more economic sources of energy.

Detox for Digital Divide

While the internet wildfire continues to be the economic driver for the privileged and the rich, the marginality should be taken into the internet bracket to clone (and boost) the stable socioeconomic development. “Today, high-speed broadband is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.” – President Obama, January 14, 2015. Let’s pause and reflect on what… Read More

Greening Tourism

This is a short outlook on the linkages of SDG goals that address sustainable tourism and the way forward for this sector in Bangladesh Sustainable tourism may be defined as “Tourism that meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing opportunity for the future” (UNWTO). The challenge is to find… Read More

International Best Practices in Power & Energy Sector: Lessons for South Asia & Bangladesh

On the occasion of ‘International Best Practices in Power and Energy Sector: Lessons for South Asia & Bangladesh’ , IPAG is delighted to bring about this publication which provides key benchmarks, pertinent case studies, and reflects the thoughts, ideas, and intellectual prowess of international and national experts and researchers. IPAG is joined in this initiative… Read More

Speak up for the Rohingyas

How India responds to the crisis will give a clue to its aspirations as a South Asian power As a response to protests in East and South Asia and beyond over the deteriorating Rohingya situation in Rakhine, Myanmar called for a special meeting with Foreign Ministers of ASEAN last Monday in Yangon. The crisis has… Read More

A wrong turn with the Rohingyas

Myanmar’s de facto ruler Aung San Suu Kyi has called for a special informal meeting with Foreign Ministers of ASEAN next Monday in Yangon to discuss international concerns over the state of the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine. Since October 9, when soldiers poured into Rakhine, over 130 Rohingyas have been killed and dozens of buildings… Read More