Arafat Kabir Upol

Arafat Kabir is a regular contributor to International Policy Digest. He primarily writes about regional and world politics as well as U.S. foreign policy. Originally from Bangladesh, Arafat’s works have published in several media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The National Interest and The Diplomat. Currently, he is pursuing his masters in global politics at Illinois State University.

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America’s Amateur President

  • Bad Blood: India’s Blockade of Nepal

  • Mao and Washington’s Iran Policy

  • Sean Penn and Globalization

  • Democracy, not Religion, should be Obama’s Message to Modi

  • Sony Hack: How will Kim Play It?

  • Burma: Obama’s Latest Gamble

  • Why Americans Should stop Saying “I don’t Care”

  • Putin Plays Footsie with Modi

  • Bangladeshi Minister Sacked after Anti-Hajj Remarks

  • Iraq’s Instability Can Only be Solved by its Neighbors

  • Why I Keep Flying Malaysian Airlines

  • Israel is Losing the PR Game

  • G7 Summit Seals Putin’s Pyrrhic Victory?

  • How to Rein in Putin

  • Putin’s Wider Goals in the Crimea

  • How Sochi Undermined My Olympics

  • Obama’s Foreign Policy Message through NSA Reforms

  • Bangladesh: New Battle for Old World Axis

  • The Indian Blind Side

  • Cursed to be a Bangladeshi?

  • Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Ambitions are a Fantasy

  • Saudi Arabia’s Security Council Denial

  • Minority Report: Suu Kyi’s Silence over Violence against the Rohingyas

  • What Xinhua and China Got Wrong with Calls for ‘De-Americanized World’

  • Peripheral Politics in Bangladesh

  • When Qatar Dreamt Big

  • Obama’s Myopic Myanmar Policy

  • Bangladesh’s Identity Crisis

  • Observations on India-Bangladesh Relations