The core engagement of the CBGA is conducting research and survey on contemporary issues and challenges affecting peace, development, security, foreign policy and governance. The Center promotes research in an inter-disciplinary and multidisciplinary environment with a key focus on foreign policy and international relations.
CBGA concentrates on both the thematic and regional focuses in its research and academic endeavors. The Center organizes its focus of research activities based on four wings to accommodate every aspect of issues and challenges:
- Bangladesh: Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Negotiations (B-FDN)
- India, South Asia and the Bay of Bengal (ISB)
- Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands (ANP)
- Multilateralism, Law and Justice (MLJ)
- Bangladesh: Security, Geopolitics and Strategy (B-SGS)
- China, Japan and Koreas (CJK)
- UK and the Europe (UKE)
- Globalization, 4IR and Civilizations (G4C)
- Bangladesh: Peace, Governance and Gender (B-PGG)
- Myanmar and the ASEAN Region (MAR)
- USA, Canada and the Americas (UCA)
- Society, Culture and Identity (SCI)
CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROJECTS
- Bangladesh: Economy, Environment and Ecology (B-EEE)
- Russia and the CIS (RCIS)
- Middle East and the African Region (MEAR)
- Resources, Development and Sustainability (RDS)
- Bangabandhu, Bangladesh and East Asia: Foundations of Cooperation, Solidarity and Peace in Bangladesh Foreign Policy
Bangladesh has special historical relations with the East and Southeast Asian countries as initiative by Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. CBGA launched a study on the contribution of Bangabandhu in building strong ties with the major actors in East Asia which have served as the foundation of cooperation, solidarity and peace in Bangladesh foreign policy. The outcome of the study will be published in March as a book to commemorate the centennial birth anniversary of Bangabandhu.
- International Relations of Sheikh Hasina: Speeches at the United Nations, 1996-2021
The CBGA team has embarked upon a research project on collecting and compiling selected speeches of the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations during 1996-2021. These speeches have enormous contribution to understand international relations, global peace and development and foreign policy of Bangladesh. The period of research is March-September 2022.
- Bangladesh and Its Neighbourhood: Actors, Interests, and Relations
The Center has launched a book project on the evolving linkages of Bangladesh and its neighborhood as an area of major geopolitical and economic engagements. The neighborhood of Bangladesh remains unexplored in IR research and scholarship in Bangladesh. The systematic inquiry on the relevant actors and their interests and evolving relations is critically important for Bangladesh. The outcome of the study will be published as a book.
- Bangladesh Emerging as a Middle Power
In the age of new Cold War, Bangladesh has not only been transformed as a Middle income and a Developing nation, the country is also emerging as a middle power in the wider context of regional and international politics. The CBGA has launched a study on understanding Bangladesh as a middle power.
- The Rohingya Crisis, Regional Stability and Bangladesh
The Rohingya crisis is a humanitarian issue that remains deeply neglected and sidestepped by the great powers. It is a major challenge not only for Bangladesh, but also for the surrounding regions and sub-regions. South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Bay of Bengal region are directly influenced by the fallouts of the Rohingya crisis. In this context, the CBGA has embarked upon a long-term study on the critical linkages between the Rohingya crisis, regional stability and Bangladesh.
- Great Power Conflicts: Lessons in the 21st Century
The CBGA has launched a study on the history of great power conflicts in different trajectories of civilization and international relations to derive insights and lessons for dealing with the contemporary challenges emanating from the resurgence of great power rivalries and conflicts.
In addition, the CBGA has planned to conduct research, organize seminars and concentrate on short-term and long-term policy deliberations in the following areas:
- Bangladesh Achieving the SDGs
- New Regionalism in South Asia
- Politics, Society and Order
- Strategic Rivalries and Geopolitics in the Bay of Bengal
- International Migration Trends
- The Ukraine War and Geopolitics
- The Ukraine War, South Asia and Bangladesh