A Book on Security Strategy of Bangladesh from Entropy Publications 


BENGAL NEXUS  is not just the first book on academic discourse on Bangladesh’s security and sovereignty strategy; it is a testament to the country’s dynamic and multi-faceted approach to navigating the complex fabric of modern geopolitics.
Whether you’re a student of international relations, a policy enthusiast, or simply intrigued by the strategic intricacies of nations, “Bengal Nexus” is an essential addition to your library.

About the Author


Rajeev Ahmed is a natural-born strategist from Bangladesh. He stands out for his sharp insights and ability to explain complex strategies and counter-strategies, all while keeping a close eye on the ever-changing world of domestic, regional, and global geopolitics, geostrategy, and geoeconomics.

Rajeev Ahmed is more than just a writer. He’s a visionary thinker whose insights are crucial for anyone wanting to get to grips with the complex world of global geopolitics and comprehensive security architecture. His work is more than words on a page; it’s essential reading for a more informed and strategically aware world.

''Bengal Nexus traces the historical contours that have shaped its geopolitical significance, shedding light on the nation's adept handling of contemporary issues like environmental concerns, cybersecurity, and transnational crime."

Kristine Cox @ Premium e-Books


Mohd Aminul Karim, PhD. Retired Lt. General, Bangladesh Army. Author of the Books: Geopolitics of The South China Sea in the Coming Decades, Genocide and Geopolitics of the Rohingya Crisis, The Bay of Bengal Geopolitics and the QUAD.

In a time marked by swiftly changing geopolitical dynamics, the significance of comprehending the complexities of national security and sovereignty is immeasurably high. Bengal Nexus, with its comprehensive examination of Bangladesh’s strategic positioning and policies, offers an invaluable insight into the nation’s journey and aspirations within the global arena. Bangladesh, a country at the nexus of South and Southeast Asia, presents a unique case study in balancing traditional and modern strategic challenges.


For scholars, policy-makers, and enthusiasts alike, this book serves as a beacon, illuminating the pathways through which a nation carves its identity and asserts its sovereignty in an interconnected world.

Historical and Geopolitical Odyssey: Reimagining Bangladesh's Legacy

Part One of Bengal Nexus expertly navigates through Bangladesh’s evolving role in the Bay of Bengal. It traces the historical contours that have shaped its geopolitical significance, shedding light on the nation’s adept handling of contemporary issues like environmental concerns, cybersecurity, and transnational crime. This section not only acknowledges Bangladesh’s regional influence but also its strategic foresight in addressing challenges that transcend national boundaries.

The New Warfare Paradigm: A Digital and Automated Battlefield

In Part Two, the focus shifts to the metamorphosis of warfare in the digital age. Bangladesh, grappling with the dualities of historical legacies and modern threats, demonstrates a robust approach in integrating advanced technologies like drones into its defense and economic spheres. 

This section provides a nuanced understanding of how Bangladesh is redefining its military strategy to keep pace with the changing nature of warfare, where digital and automated systems are increasingly predominant.

Economic Ascendancy and Strategic Implications

Part Three delves into the symbiotic relationship between Bangladesh’s economic rise and its defense ambitions. The narrative unfolds the pillars of its economic growth, tracking the historical trajectory and the strategic foresight in balancing economic development with defense modernization. The book eloquently articulates how political stability, infrastructure development, human capital, and a diversified economy are not just growth drivers but also pivotal in reinforcing national security.

The Power of Public Perception

Part Four brings to the fore the critical role of public perception in shaping defense strategies. It underscores the influence of collective consciousness and media in defense policymaking. This section emphasizes the need for aligning public perception with defense strategy, advocating for education, transparency, and responsible media as key elements in this alignment process.