I am a Master’s candidate of political science at the Illinois State University. My concentration is on global politics and culture. My thesis deals with U.S. rebalancing toward Asia and the Pacific. In addition, I am researching the genesis of Islam in Bangladesh. I have authored a chapter on Bangladesh’s public health in a book published by Routledge. A regular contributor to International Policy Digest, I have been published in a range of media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, The National Interest, and The Diplomat.

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Author Archive | Arafat Kabir

America’s Amateur President

01.23.17
  • Bad Blood: India’s Blockade of Nepal

    11.03.15
  • Mao and Washington’s Iran Policy

    03.24.15
  • Sean Penn and Globalization

    03.03.15
  • Democracy, not Religion, should be Obama’s Message to Modi

    02.22.15
  • Sony Hack: How will Kim Play It?

    01.14.15
  • Burma: Obama’s Latest Gamble

    01.08.15
  • Why Americans Should stop Saying “I don’t Care”

    01.01.15
  • Putin Plays Footsie with Modi

    12.13.14
  • Bangladeshi Minister Sacked after Anti-Hajj Remarks

    10.07.14
  • Iraq’s Instability Can Only be Solved by its Neighbors

    08.05.14
  • Why I Keep Flying Malaysian Airlines

    07.28.14
  • Israel is Losing the PR Game

    07.08.14
  • G7 Summit Seals Putin’s Pyrrhic Victory?

    06.09.14
  • How to Rein in Putin

    05.22.14
  • Putin’s Wider Goals in the Crimea

    03.05.14
  • How Sochi Undermined My Olympics

    02.04.14
  • Obama’s Foreign Policy Message through NSA Reforms

    01.19.14
  • Bangladesh: New Battle for Old World Axis

    12.28.13
  • The Indian Blind Side

    12.23.13
  • Cursed to be a Bangladeshi?

    12.15.13
  • Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Ambitions are a Fantasy

    12.02.13
  • Saudi Arabia’s Security Council Denial

    11.08.13
  • Minority Report: Suu Kyi’s Silence over Violence against the Rohingyas

    10.30.13
  • What Xinhua and China Got Wrong with Calls for ‘De-Americanized World’

    10.23.13
  • Peripheral Politics in Bangladesh

    09.17.13
  • When Qatar Dreamt Big

    08.09.13
  • Obama’s Myopic Myanmar Policy

    05.25.13
  • Bangladesh’s Identity Crisis

    05.07.13
  • Observations on India-Bangladesh Relations

    02.17.13