Dr Sreeradha Datta is Senior Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation. Formerly director, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata during September 2011-August 2017. Her research focus continues to be on regional organisations, and issues concerning borders, migrations, waters across the South Asian and South East Asian neighborhood. Her publications include six books and monographs, namely, Caretaking Democracy: Political Process in Bangladesh, 2006-08, Bangladesh: A Fragile Democracy, The Northeast Complexities and its Determinants, including co- edited volumes on Changing Security Dynamics in South East Asia, Political Economy of India’s North East Borders and two monographs; The Changing Narrative: India’s Borders with Bangladesh and Myanmar; Drug Menace in South Asia: Pakistan connections. These apart, she has published over 100 articles in journals, edited volumes, newspapers, and academic websites including chapter in Reinvigorating BIMSTEC: An Industry Vision for the next Decade (FICCI).

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Bangladesh : Leveraging its Locational Advantage India and Bangladesh recently made history. After years of discussion and negotiations the first land and air transshipment between them finally took place towards the end of 2018. The first bonded container 4.41 tonne cargo from Bangladesh moved thr...

मालदीव: लोकतंत्र की जीत चुनाव अचंभे में डालते ही हैं। मालदीव में 23 सितंबर, 2018 को हुए राष्ट्रपति चुनाव इतिहास में ऐसे चुना...

Review of India Nepal Relations in the Last 6 Months, 9 October 2018 There have been several high level meetings between India and Nepal in the past six months since Nepal’s PM Oli assumed office in Kathmandu in February this year. These include three visits and a fourth one coming possibly in November by Indian PM ...

Maldives : Triumph for Democracy Elections have a way to spring surprises. The recently held Presidential elections on 23 September, 2018, in Maldives will go down in history as one that not only sprang a major surprise but also one that ushered in an epic upset, that has potential ...

Bangladesh's quest for Sufi and Liberal Space Sufis are accepted as a moderate strain of Islam and often being described as the ‘Mystic Muslim’ too. Historian Richard Eaton has identified several strands and references to Sufis and Pirs during 16th Century in the documented Musli...

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