Geopolitics of Political Islam in Bangladesh
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his article traces the historical root of a failed military coup, undertaken by a few Islamists in an attempt to overthrow the present secular government of Bangladesh in 2012. This article argues that the root for secular-Islamist conflict in Bangladesh is closely connected to geopolitical events such as the Cold War and the Yom Kippur War, when military rulers of the state systematically promoted Islamic culture and values in the public discourse to legitimize their own regimes.
Harvard Asia Quarterly
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