Bangladesh - Bridge between South and Southeast Asia?

Zingel, Wolfgang-Peter

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Bangladesh, the erstwhile ‘basket case’, has turned into a miracle: economically, socially and politically. However, ready markets for the export of clothing and labour, cheap labour and restraint on the side of a frustrated electorate cannot be taken for granted. Global warming, rising sea levels and less water arriving from India are new dangers. Bilateral trade is limited, certainly not boosted by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Relations with Myanmar, the other neighbour, are tense. That Bangladesh would become a bridge between South and Southeast Asia is a popular idea, but not supported by the realities on the ground.

Document type: Article
Publisher: SADF - South Asia Democratic Forum
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2015
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2021
Number of Pages: 6
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Commerce, communications, transport
Controlled Keywords: Südasien, Südostasien, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, Wirtschaft
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesch, Südasien, Südostasien, Wirtschaft, Handel, Politik, Umwelt, Gesellschaft / Bangladesh, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Economy, Trade, Politics, Environment, Society
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: Bangladesh
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Series: Themen > SADF Focus
Volume: 7