26 aprilie 2021

Bangladesh at 50: Navigating Strategic Survival

warontherocks.com

Bangladesh gained independence fifty years ago this year. The country emerged from a brutal liberation war against Pakistan — Bangladesh was part of Pakistan from 1947 to 1971 — and faced nearly insurmountable challenges. Despite the odds, Bangladesh has survived for a half-century and increasingly represents an economic success story . At the time of independence in 1971, over 80 percent of the population was living in extreme poverty. Today, 80 percent live above the poverty line. With a [...]