The United States should be more concerned about jihadism in Bangladesh.
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Last week, a Bangladeshi man set off a pipe bomb in the New York subway in an attempted terrorist attack inspired by the Islamic State. C. Christine Fair, a professor in Georgetown University’s Peace and Security Studies Program, joined Benjamin Wittes to contextualize the incident. They discussed modern Bangladeshi terrorism, the country’s history and governance, and the significance (or lack thereof) of the attack.
Though Bangladesh is often hailed a success story of Muslim democracy, Georgetown's Christine Fair, Ali Hamza, and Rebecca Heller describe support for terrorism and religious intolerance in the frequently-overlooked South Asian nation.
C. Christine Fair comes on the show to talk about Islamism in Bangladesh.
The waters between the Indian Ocean and the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea are shaping up to be the front lines of a new great game that will spread throughout the Asia-Pacific.
Last Friday, India and Bangladesh exchanged 50,000 people and more than 160 pockets of land as part of a major land boundary agreement (LBA). The swap is a consequential diplomatic victory for both parties.