I am frequently interviewed by national and international media, including CNN International, Aljazeera English, BBC World Television, VOA, BBC World Service Radio, New York Times, WGLT Radio, WMBD Television on South Asian politics, particularly on Bangladesh, and US politics including its implications for global politics. Below are some examples of recent media engagements:

  1. Quoted in thedailystar, “What are the global challenges to democracy?" Feb 19, 2022
  2. Quoted in atlanticcouncil, “Bangladesh’s economic crisis: How did we get here?" August 5, 2022
  3. Quoted in Newgebd, “What role for intellectuals in autocratic era?" Sep 15,2022 
  4. Quoted in South Asian Voices, “What’s Next for Bangladeshi Politics?" October 27, 2022
  5. Quoted in Prothom Alo, “Suspending the polls won’t boost confidence in the EC
  6. Quoted in Forumbangladeshstudies,  “Bangladesh election 2024: What role will India play?" 19 June 2023
  7. Quoted in Prothom Alo, “Bangladesh-India ties are deep, but are they comfortable, asks Ali Riaz" 22 Nov 2022
  8. Quoted in DW, “Russia accuses Bangladesh media of ‘bias’ on Ukraine media coverage‘, 16 March 2022.
  9. Quoted in the Pentagraph, ‘Central Illinois natives react to invasion of Ukraine’ 24 February 2022
  10. Quoted in the Daily Star, ‘Leahy law poses new challenge to Dhaka‘, 16 January 2022
  11. Quoted in Aljazeera English, ‘Are sanctions on RAB a shift in US policy towards Bangladesh?‘ 15 December 2021
  12. Quoted in DW, ‘Bangladesh’s BNP opposition party in dire straits as leader’s health deteriorates,‘ 16 November 2021
  13. Quoted in TRT World, “Bangladesh on high alert after its citizens illegally ‘entering’ Afghanistan," 31 August 2021
  14. Quoted in DW, ‘Bangladesh: Islamists emboldened by Taliban win in Afghanistan‘, 25 August 2021
  15. Quoted in Aljazeera English, ‘Bangladesh to open 500 new ‘moderate’ mosques in $1bn project’,  27 June 2021
  16. Quoted by WEEK, ‘ISU, Bradley professors on what to expect out of Biden-Putin Meeting’, 14 June 2021
  17. Interviewed by  Organization for Defending Victims of Violence, ‘There is little doubt that  genocide has taken place in Myanmar‘, 3 June 2021
  18. Quoted in DW, ‘New Bangladeshi passport fuels speculation over Israel ties‘, 31 May 2021.
  19. Quoted in the Economist, ‘Bangladesh’s government cracks down on a big Islamist group‘, 25 May 2021genocide has taken place in Myanmar
  20. Quoted in Aljazeera English, ‘Bangladesh removes passport clause that barred travel to Israel’, 27 May 2021
  21. Quoted in South China Morning Post, ‘Why was Bangladesh ‘warned’ by China against joining the quad?’ 13 May 2021
  22. Quoted in a DW Report, ‘How Bangladesh’s Digital Security Act muzzling free speech‘, March 3, 2021
  23. Quoted in Scroll report, ‘Development over Democracy‘, February 202, 2021
  24. Quoted in a report in Netra News, ‘Asia’s “Best" GDP figures do not add up‘, February 19, 2021
  25. Quoted in Aljazeera English report, ‘Don’t feel sorry for Suu Kyi‘, Feb 2, 2021
  26. Quoted in a UNB Report, “Rohingya Repatriation: Why Suu Kyi unlikely to change her position”, November 10, 2020
  27. Interviewed by the UNB, “US approach to Bangladesh to be shaped within broad Asia-Pacific policy: Ali Riaz”, November 6, 2020
  28. Quoted by Aljazeera English, “Why is Bangladesh protesting against France?”, November 5, 2020
  29. Interview by The Daily Star, “Will Trump’s USD 400m debt be a threat to US national security?’, October 2, 2020
  30. Interviewed by The Daily Star, ‘Democracy in Decline?’ September 23, 2020. (Video)
  31. Quoted in Nikkei Asian Review, ‘US uses defense diplomacy to woo Bangladesh away from China”, September 22, 2020.
  32. Interviewed by the Daily Star, ‘Democracy in Decline?’ September 20, 2020.
  33. Quoted in the Economist, ‘As Bangladesh’s relations with India weaken, ties with China strengthen’, September 19, 2020
  34. Quoted in Nikkei Asia Review, ‘China and India vie for clout in Bangladesh with COVID vaccines,’ September 5, 2020
  35. Quoted in VICE News, “For the Last Three Years, More Than a Million Rohingya Muslims Have Been Stuck in Bangladesh”, September 1, 2020
  36. Quoted in Diplomat, ‘Can Pakistan and Bangladesh Be Friends?’, August 26, 2020
  37. Quoted in TRT World, ‘For India, the diplomatic battle for Bangladesh has just begun’, August 20, 2020.
  38. Quoted in Nikkei Asian Review, “China’s economic clout chills Bangladesh-India relations”, August 11, 2020
  39. Quoted in Nikkei Asia, “Coronavirus risks pushing millions of Bangladeshis back into poverty”, May 12, 2020.
  40. Quoted in Scroll.india. “Bangladesh decision to free ex-PM Khaleda Zia amidst Covid-19 outbreak is ‘shrewd’, observers say”, Scroll.in. 26 March 2020..
  41. Quoted in Aljazeera, “Bangladesh releases jailed opposition leader Khaleda Zia”, 25 March 2020.
  42. Quoted in Aljazeera. “Coronavirus: Bangladesh founder’s birth centenary event postponed”, 9 March 2020.
  43. Quoted in Aljazeera, ‘‘Justice served’: Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hail ICJ ruling’, 20 January 2020,
  44. Quoted in Asia Times, ‘Bangladeshi lawmakers want extrajudicial killings”, 20 January 2020.
  45. Quoted in WMBD Report, ‘Future between U.S., Iran remains unpredictable as both countries claim to de-escalate tensions’, 8 January 2020,
  46. Quoted in Asia Times, ‘India-Bangladesh on a diplomatic tightrope’, 7 January 2020,
  47. Interviewed by Foreign Policy Research Journal, Vol 39, No. 3. December., ‘India-Bangladesh Relations post 2014’; reprinted by the CGS,
  48. Quoted in Washington Post, ‘Used to impunity, Bangladesh elite face corruption crackdown’, Washington Post, 5 November 2019. Also in New York Times,
  49. Quoted in the World University News, ‘Dormitory killing highlights campus political rivalries’, World University News, 15 October 2019.
  50. Quoted in Economist, ‘How Britain exports Islamist extremism to BangladeshEconomist, 19 September 2019.
  51. Interviewed by The Business Standard (Bangladesh), ‘The Assam citizenship crisis: ‘Sword of Damocles over Bangladesh’’, TBS, 31 August 2019,
  52. Quoted in Tokyo Shimbun, 26 August 2019
  53. Quoted in UNB report, ‘Bangladesh needs ‘internationalisation’ of Rohingya issue in stronger way’, 25 August 2019
  54. Quoted in L A Times, ‘US is using unreliable dental exams to hold teen migrants in adult detention’, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2019
  55. Quoted in Al Jazeera English, ‘Bangladesh blocks access to Al Jazeera news website, 22 March 2019
  56. Quoted in Voice of America, 13 March 2019, ‘Bangladesh Police Accused of Harassment With Fake Cases”,
  57. Quoted in DW, German International Broadcaster, ‘West’s ‘worrying’ support for Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina’ DW, 10 January 2019.
  58. Quoted in the Wall Street Journal, 31 December 2018, ‘Bangladesh Leader Wins Third Term Amid Reports of Violence,’
  59. Quoted in Aljazeera English, ‘Hasina wins Bangladesh elections as opposition rejects polls’, 30 December 2018,
  60. Quoted in the Daily Telegraph, ‘Bangladesh voter’s choice: Secular ruling party canoodling with Islamists or hardliners now in secular alliance’, 30 December 2018,
  61. Quoted in Les Echos (France), ‘Bangladesh : vers la fin de la guerre des Bégums,’ 28 December 2018,
  62. Quoted in Time, ‘Bangladesh’s Iron Lady Faces a Hobbled Opposition as She Seeks Her Fourth Term’ 28 December 2018, ; Quoted in the Washington Post, 28 December 2018.; New York Times, ‘Bangladesh’s growth-minded iron lady vies for re-election’, 28 December 2018
  63. Quoted in Aljazeera English, “Bangladesh opposition alleges mass arrests ahead of polls”, 24 December 2018,
  64. Quoted in AFP, “PM Sheikh Hasina on top in battle of the Bangladesh Begums”, 24 December 2018.
  65. Quoted in Deutsche Welle (DW), ‘Why Bangladesh needs foreign observers during election.’ 26 November 2018.
  66. Quoted in Scroll.India, “In Bangladesh, TV talk shows are the latest scene of the ruling Awami League’s war on dissent”, 30 October 2018.
  67. Quoted in Asia Times, ‘Curious political tie-up emerges before Bangladeshi election’, 22 October 2018,
  68. Quoted in Aljazeera Online, ‘Are Bangladesh activists being killed amid the war on drugs?’ 16 August 2018
  69. Quoted in DW, ‘Why Bangladesh student protests are not just about road safety’ 6 August 2018,
  70. Quoted in an AFP report, published in the Strait Times (Singapore), ‘Bangladesh protests fizzle after days of violence,’ 7 August 2018,.
  71. Interviewed by the World Politics Review, ‘Is Bangladesh’s Anti-Drug Crackdown a Message to the Political Opposition?; 23 July 2018
  72. Quoted in DW, the German International Broadcaster, “Declining terror attacks: Why Bangladesh can’t afford to be complacent”, 9 July 2018,
  73. Quoted by UCA News, ‘ICC considers prosecuting Myanmar officials over Rohingya crisis’. 22 June 2018,
  74. Interviewed by WMBD, ISU professor talks North Korea summit, 17 June 2018.
  75. Interviewed by Metro, on Trump-Kim Summit, 13 June 2018, The interview was published in Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia, and Nicaragua.
  76. Quoted in Metro News, “The big sit-down: What to expect from Trump’s historic meeting with Kim Jong-un,” 12 June 2018, US Edition other editions in Chile, Guatemala, México, Puerto Rico, Russia, and the global Spanish Web version.
  77. Interviewed by UNB, Bangladesh News Wire service “New evidence points to massacre of Hindus in Rakhine: AI”, 23 May 2018,
  78. Interviewed by the WMBD, Central Illinois on the Record, on US withdrawal of Iran nuclear deal, 13 May 2018,
  79. Interviewed by UNB, “UNSC Rohingya: Dhaka needs to provide strong, unassailable evidence; Cycle of inaction will be broken hopefully, says Prof Riaz”, 29 April 2018;
  80. Interviewed by UNB, Bangladesh News Wire service, ‘Repatriation deal rushed into’, Published in the Daily Star, 7 April 2018, and in Dhaka Tribune, ‘Prof Riaz: Mistake to sign Rohingya repatriation deal’. 6 April 2018,
  81. Quoted in the Interpreter, ‘Bangladesh: breaking with dynasty’ 6 April 2018,
  82. Quoted by Aljazeera, ‘Is Bangladesh moving towards one-party state?’ 4 April 2018,
  83. Featured as a cover story, Redbird Scholar, Spring 2018, published in March 2018. ‘Unraveling the tapestry of religion and politics: Distinguished Professor Ali Riaz sheds lights on rise of extremism’
  84. Quoted in Wall Street Journal, ‘Bangladesh Exports a New Generation of Jihadists’ 28 December 2017;
  85. Quoted in the Financial Express (Bangladesh), ‘Diplomacy shines on bilateral front, not on geostrategic point’ 28 December 2017;
  86. Interviewed by UNB, Bangladeshi News wire service, ‘Rohingya repatriation process faces ‘serious challenges’’, 12 December 2017,
  87. Quoted in Media part (French newssite), ‘Au Bangladesh, l’arrivée massive des Rohingyas bouleverse le jeu politique’ 25 November 2017
  88. Interviewed by the UNB, ‘Third party absence from Bangladesh-Myanmar pact is worrisome: Analyst”, 24 November 2017 also in the Daily Star, 25 November 2017
  89. Quoted in National Catholic Reporter, ‘Trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh may test Francis’ diplomatic skills’, 20 November 2017,
  90. Quoted in UNB Report, ‘Hasina’s proposals very positive’, 24 September 2017,
  91. Quoted in the New York Times, ‘Rohingya Militants Vow to Fight Myanmar Despite Disastrous Cost,New York Times, 17 September 2017.
  92. Quoted in AFP Report, ‘Bangladesh faces long haul Rohingya crises’ 24 September 2017,
  93. Interviewed by the Dhaka Tribune, ‘Dhaka can’t wait until India and China change their stance on Rohingya issue’, 15 September 2017,
  94. Quoted in UNB Report, ‘Stronger Dhaka efforts needed over Rohingyas to avert security risks,’ 8 September 2017
  95. Quoted in the Diplomat, ‘A Year of Bangladesh’s War on TerrorThe Diplomat, 6 July 2017.
  96. Quoted in the Daily Star, ‘Combating Extremism: Still relying mostly on forceThe Daily Star, 30 June 2017
  97. Interviewed by UNB published in the Daily Star, ‘Bangladesh needs to make careful choices’, Daily Star, 29 May 2017.
  98. Interviewed by Dhaka Courier, ‘Long-term interests should dictate engagement’, Dhaka Courier, 25 May 2017.
  99. Interviewed by the Daily Star, ‘Recognition of Qwami Degree: Will this lead to integration?” The Daily Star, 27 April 2017.
  100. Interviewed by the UNB, published in Daily Sun ‘Bangladesh also needs to worry about certain issues of Trump speech: Prof Ali Riaz’, 22 January and in NTV website.
  101. Quoted in CNN, “Michael Flynn once said most education in the Middle East is done in madrasas that are ‘hate factories’”, CNN politics, 16 December 2016
  102. Quoted in VOA, ‘US Warns of Possible IS Attack in India’, 1 November 2016,
  103. Quoted in the Daily Star, Beijing ties no threat to Delhi’s interests’, 16 October 2016,
  104. Quoted in AFP report, ‘China woos key India ally Bangladesh with investment’ 14 October 2016,
  105. Quoted in VOA, ‘Bangladesh Offers Cash to Lure Militants Away from Terrorism’, 11 October 2016
  106. Interview with Dhaka Tribune, Understanding Youth Militancy in Bangladesh’, July 30 2016
  107. Quoted in The New York Times, Bangladesh, Blaming Local Groups for Attack, Seeks Ties to ISIS’, July 19 2016,
  108. Quoted in The Atlantic, Bangladesh’s Long Road to Islamic Violence’, 9 July 2016
  109. Quoted in Wall Street Journal, Diverging Paths of Victim Gunman in Terror Attack Show Bangladesh’s Split’, 8 July 2016,
  110. Quoted in Vice News, Bangladesh is Being Urged to Confront its Islamic State Problem’, 6 July 2016,
  111. Quoted in Los Angeles Times, Here’s is Who Carried Out the Bangladesh Attack: Mostly Students from Middle-class Families’, 5 July 2016,
  112. Quoted in Time, Why the Revelations About the Dhaka Attackers Are Not Surprising’ 5 July 2016,
  113. Quoted in Wall Street Journal, Bangladesh Squabbles Hinder Bangladesh Terror Fight’, 5 July 2016
  114. Quoted in The Daily Star, Anti-Terrorism Strategy Faltering,’ 4 July 2016
  115. Quoted in Financial Times, Dhaka Restaurant Attack Designed to Reverberate Globally’ 3 July 2016
  116. Quoted in The Irish Times, Dhaka Massacre a Culmination of Mounting Islamic Violence’ July 3 2016
  117. Quoted in Liberation (French Newspaper), ‘Le Bangladesh, un pays dans l’engrenage de la violence et de la repression’ (Bangladesh, a country in the cycle of violence and repression), 2 July 2016.
  118. Interviewed by BBC World Television, ‘Bangladesh Hostage Taking,’ 2 July 2016
  119. Interviewed by CCTV USA, Bangladesh Terror Attack, 2 July, 2016,
  120. Interviewed by Canadian TV, Bangladesh Café Attack, 2 July 2016
  121. Interviewed by CNN International, Bangladesh Terrorist Attack, I July 2016
  122. Interviewed by CNN (USA), Dhaka Attack, 1 July 2016
  123. Interviewed by Al-Jazeera English, Bangladesh Hostage Crisis, 1 July 2016
  124. Quoted in The New York Times, Bangladeshi Troops Move to End Hostage Standoff’, 1 July 2016,
  125. Quoted in Time, ‘Bangladesh Was Founded on the Principle of Cultural Freedom. What Happened?’, 15 June 2016,
  126. Interview with WGLT Radio, ‘ISU Political Scientist: Curb Terrorism By Curbing Gun Access’, 14 June 2016,
  127. Interview with Aljazeera English Online, ‘Bangladesh: Extremism and shrinking space for dissent’, 15 May 2016,
  128. Quoted in Le Monde, ‘Au Bangladesh, une exécution sous tension’, 11 May 2016
  129. Quoted in TimeHere’s What You Need to Know About Growing Extremist Violence in Bangladesh” 29 April 2016,
  130. Quoted in Economist (London), “Campaign of terror against Bangladesh’s liberal voices”, 27 April 2016,
  131. Interviewed by CNN International, Bangladesh Murder, 25 April 2016
  132. Interviewed by CNN International, Blogger Murdered in Bangladesh, 12 April 2016.
  133. Interviewed by Aljazeera English, Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh, 7 April 2016.
  134. Interviewed by CNN International, Blogger Murdered in Bangladesh, 7 April 2016.,
  135. Quoted in Vice News, ‘Trapped Between Murder and Repression: Life as an Atheist Blogger in Bangladesh’ 9 December 2015,
  136. Quoted in Washington Post, “Bangladesh executes two former members of Parliament,” 21 November 2015
  137. Quoted in TIME, ‘The Rise of Islamist terror in Bangladesh’, TIME, 2 November 2015.
  138. Quoted in BuzzFeed, ‘Bloggers Are Being Murdered In Bangladesh And It Is Shaking The Country’s Secular Foundation’, 31 October 2015,
  139. Quoted in New York Times, ‘Bangladesh Pushes Back as Warnings of ISIS Expansion Gather Steam’, 30 October 2015,
  140. Quoted in VOA, “Bangladesh Opposition Denies Foreigner Killings”, 30 October 2015
  141. Quoted in Arab Times (an AFP Interview), ‘Murders underline rise of Islamist militants’ 6 October 2015,
  142. Quoted in Liberation (Paris), “Le Bangladesh sous pression jihadiste”, 7 October 2015,
  143. Quoted in AFP report, ‘Murders underline rise of Bangladesh extremists‘, 5 October 2015
  144. Quoted in Al Jazeera America, ISIL-claimed attack in Bangladesh Sparks Fear of Groups Arrival’, September 29, 2015,
  145. Interviewed by CNN International, ‘Why Bloggers are Being Killed in Bangladesh?’, CNN International, 12 May 2015
  146. Quoted in Vice News, ‘Why Do Bangladeshi Writers Keep Getting Murdered?’ Vice News, 1 April 2015,
  147. ‘Bangladesh Blogger Hacked to Death, BBC World Television, 27 February 2015
  148. ‘Bangladesh War Crimes Trials,’ BBC World Television, 29 October 2014.
  149. Interviewed in CNN International, ‘Was Bangladesh Election Legitimate?’ 7 January 2014
  150. ‘Bangladeshi Islamist Hanged,’ Al Jazeera English TV, 12 December 2013
  151. ‘Bangladesh: Mutinous Troops Handed Death Sentences, Link TV, 8 November 2013.
  152. ‘Bangladesh Border Guard Trial,’ Al Jazeera English TV, 5 November 2013
  153. ‘Power rivalry paralyses Bangladesh amid riots’, Al Jazeera.com, 26 October 2013,
  154. Quited in DW, ‘Uncertainty’ looms over Bangladeshi elections’, Deutsche Welle, 3 September 2013
  155. Quoted in DW, ‘Growing polarization ahead of Bangladeshi elections’, Deutsche Welle, 5 September 2013
  156. Quoted in DW, “Tensions rise in Bangladesh after ban on Jamaat”, Deutsche Welle, 9 August 2013
  157. Quoted in the Guardian, “Bangladesh’s radical Muslims uniting behind Hefazat-e-Islam’, 30 July 2013
  158. Quoted in Le Monde, “Au Bangladesh, le Hefazat incarne la montée des revendications’ islamistes, 9 July 2013
  159. International Relations and Security Network, ‘Religions, Politics and Culture in South Asia,’ ISN podcast, 18 June 2012
  160. Interview with Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), ‘Microfinance and politics: the removal of Muhummad Yunus from the Grameen Bank’, 11 May 2011,
  161. Interviewed by WJBC, “Former CIA agent on bin Laden: ‘A page has been turned’” , 3 May 2011,
  162. The Star, weekly publication of the Daily Star (Bangladesh), ‘Emergence of Islam in South Asian Politics /Interview, 14 January 2011.
  163. The Star, weekly publication of the Daily Star (Bangladesh), The Religion-Politics Nexus/Interview, 22 January 2010.
  164. Quoted in Time, “Bangladesh: Bringing a Forgotten Genocide to Justice”, 3 August 2010;
  165. Quoted in Time, ‘Can an Execution Help Heal Bangladesh?” 20 November 2009
  166. Quoted in Time, “Bangladesh: Ready to Vote Again”, 12 December 2008,
  167. Quoted in The Daily Star, “Crime in the Name of Belief,” 26 February 2010,
  168. Quoted in USA Today, “US is low key about alleged Bangladeshi crackdown”, 14 June 2008,
  169. Quoted in Village Voice, New York, “Freedom Fighter or Terrorist? The US Can’t Decide about Bangladeshi Immigrant Sachin Karmakar”, 11 November 2008,
  170. Quoted in the New York Times, “Bangladesh Blast Kills One and Hurts 30”, 2 December 2005