NEW POLARISATION: REASONS TO SEARCHING STRATEGIC ALLIANCE
Throughout the history, nation states made, broke and remade alliances to
protect peace and to prevent war or any kind of coercion. Alliance is based
on the principal of common goal and understanding; aimed to enhance
cooperation on political, strategic (sometimes direct military intervention),
intelligence, economic and technological spheres. Drawing on a wide body of
analysis and research on international system, it can be said that in the ‘age of
interdependence’ no countries, even great powers cannot work unilaterally. Asia
Pacific Region countries who traditionally suffer from intrastate rivalry, mistrust
and misunderstanding are responding their new security challenges with a mix
of bilateral and multilateral approaches encompassing both USA and China.
This could be example for Bangladesh in searching for suitable alliance(s).
The increased defence budget of most of the Asian countries especially India
and Myanmar give us enough reason to redraw the security architecture of
Bangladesh. In the context of global and regional security alliance Bangladesh
simply does not have the economic, political and military strength to act alone.
It is therefore imperative for her to look for strategic alliance(s) to ensure her
safety, security, survival and future development. Among many China, USA,
India are going to be the key actors to influence the world politics. Therefore
Bangladesh needs to be involved with all of these three either strategically,
economically, politically or diplomatically.
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