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Bangladesh on the Brink

Bangladesh, a nation with a history of volatile and sometimes violent politics, is entering into a critical political phase. National elections are scheduled to take place by the end of January, and the constitutionally mandated three-month interim period before elections began on October 25. The main opposition party has suggested it may boycott elections, and there are concerns that elections may not be held at all. William B. Milam will discuss his recent trip to Bangladesh, and Ali Riaz will offer broader context about Bangladesh’s political challenges in the weeks and months ahead.

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  • William B. Milam

    Public Policy Fellow
    Former Senior U.S. Diplomat and U.S. Ambassador in both South Asia and West Africa, with publications on both regions
  • Ali Riaz

    Professor, Department of Politics and Government, Illinois State University; Former Public Policy Scholar, Wilson Center