Area of Work: International Relations, Strategic Affairs, & Security

Abdullah Ar Rafee, Senior Research Associate, IPAG, was invited to speak at the COSATT Regional Conference on Security and Economic Challenges in the Indo-Pacific organized by the Centre for South Asian Studies, Nepal and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) on March 12-13, 2019 in Kathmandu Nepal. He put forward Bangladesh’s take on US’s newly panned Indo-Pacific Strategy, particularly from the context of the economic potential that this initiative holds for the vast, resource-rich blue economy in the Indo-Pacific region.