US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, left, and Bangladesh‘s Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at a press conference in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: AFP US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, left, and Bangladesh‘s Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at a press conference in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: AFP
US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, left, and Bangladesh‘s Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at a press conference in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Analysis |
As US hones its Indo-Pacific strategy, South Asian nations come into focus

  • High-level visit to Bangladesh seen as larger trend in US policy to engage smaller countries in region
  • Washington’s strategy in the region is focused on strong India ties and countering China, but other nations see room for manoeuvring

Topic |   Asean
US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, left, and Bangladesh‘s Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at a press conference in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: AFP US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, left, and Bangladesh‘s Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at a press conference in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: AFP
US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, left, and Bangladesh‘s Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at a press conference in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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