The KRF Center for Bangladesh and Global Affairs (CBGA, Dhaka) has launched a landmark initiative of publishing its yearly assessments of selected events, issues and challenges in foreign policy, global affairs, and major challenges in the world. The research team of the CBGA has identified a host of issues and events that dominated contours and discourse of bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India in 2022. It is the first volume on Rohingya Crisis and Myanmar Situations in 2022. The events and issues covered in this volume were published as a series of CBGA Briefs in 2022. The book has also covered briefs and opinion pieces published by the researchers of the CBGA in different national and international dailies and online portals in 2022. The volume will be immensely beneficial to the scholars, students and observers of foreign policy, international relations, Bangladesh-India relations, disciplines of social sciences and humanities and analysts of different backgrounds. The insights of the papers in the book will also be of great interest to policy makers, diplomats, and international donors. It is the first of its kind in Bangladesh by a think-tank and thus merits serious attention both from academic and policy perspectives.
There is a critical significance of understanding Rohingya crisis and Myanmar situations and how they are impacting the foreign policy of Bangladesh and regional security and politics. It is also a global humanitarian issue, reflecting a stark reality of geopolitics driven global order. Rohingya crisis and the evolving domestic crisis in Myanmar need to be constantly investigated and to put under spotlight by academic community and policy circles. It poses huge challenges for Bangladesh in both domestic and foreign policy domains. The initiative of the CBGA is aimed at focusing on identifying and analyzing a wide variety of issues about Rohingya crisis and Myanmar situations. The book has included thirty-five analyses of pressing and emerging issues and events ranging from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s speech in the United Nations General Assembly debate in 2022 to the possibility of trilateral cooperation between Bangladesh-India-Myanmar.