Arafat Kabir Upol

Arafat Kabir is a regular contributor to International Policy Digest. He primarily writes about regional and world politics as well as U.S. foreign policy. Originally from Bangladesh, Arafat’s works have published in several media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The National Interest and The Diplomat. Currently, he is pursuing his masters in global politics at Illinois State University.

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Pete Souza

Mao and Washington’s Iran Policy

  • via Youtube

    Sean Penn and Globalization

  • Narendra Modi/Facebook

    Democracy, not Religion, should be Obama’s Message to Modi

  • Sony Pictures

    Sony Hack and U.S. Sanctions: How will Kim Play It?

  • IRRI

    Burma: Obama’s Latest Gamble

  • Boston Public Library

    Why Americans Should stop Saying “I don’t Care”

  • Narendra Modi/Facebook

    Putin Plays Footsie Diplomacy with Modi

  • Mecca

    Bangladeshi Minister Sacked after Anti-Hajj Remarks

  • via Youtube

    Iraq’s Instability Can Only be Solved by its Neighbors

  • Flox Papa

    Why I Keep Flying Malaysian Airlines

  • IDF

    Israel Is Losing

  • Google

    G7 Summit Seals Putin’s Pyrrhic Victory?

  • RIA Novosti

    How to Rein in Putin

  • RIA Novosti

    Putin’s Wider Goals in the Crimea

  • RIA Novosti

    How Sochi Undermined My Olympics

  • Pete Souza

    Obama’s Foreign Policy Message through NSA Reforms

  • Google

    Bangladesh: New Battle for Old World Axis

  • via Facebook

    The Indian Blind Side

  • Google

    Cursed to be a Bangladeshi?

  • Flash90

    Why Reports of Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Ambitions are a Fantasy

  • Paulo Filgueiras

    Saudi Arabia’s Security Council Denial: Predicament of a Reluctant Fundamentalist

  • via Twitter

    Minority Report: Suu Kyi’s Silence over Violence against the Rohingyas

  • Reuters

    What Xinhua and China Got Wrong with Calls for ‘De-Americanized World’

  • Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

    Peripheral Politics in Bangladesh

  • Google

    When Qatar Dreamt Big

  • Chatham House

    Obama’s Myopic Myanmar Policy

  • Mehdi Hasan Khan

    Bangladesh’s Identity Crisis

  • Collage

    Observations on India-Bangladesh Relations