Ahmad Ahsan

Is American democracy at risk?

On November 8, 2022, the United States will be holding its fourth national elections since 2016.

How decentralisation helped China and Vietnam grow

The achievements of pro-market reforms in these two countries over the past four decades have been stupendous.

Let our champion women power Bangladesh forward

Women's empowerment – a gift of liberation – has already been a significant force behind development.

Charting the middle-income journey

Bangladesh needs proper macroeconomic management to avoid middle income trap

IMF Loan Talks: Here's how we need to prepare

The economy needs firm handling to ensure the situation doesn't turn into a crisis.

Soft-Landing Bangladesh’s Economy

Like much of the world, Bangladesh’s economy is facing strong headwinds and turbulence.

Our pride and glory: The Mukti Bahini in 1971

Bangladesh belongs to a select group of countries that fought their way to independence. We won our freedom by winning a fierce nine-month Liberation War against a very well trained, well-armed Pakistan Army.

Historic 2020 US Election: The pandemic vs the economic

The 2020 US Presidential Election held last Tuesday, November 3, will likely go down as among the most important in United States history—for several reasons.

November 8, 2022
November 8, 2022

Is American democracy at risk?

On November 8, 2022, the United States will be holding its fourth national elections since 2016.

October 30, 2022
October 30, 2022

How decentralisation helped China and Vietnam grow

The achievements of pro-market reforms in these two countries over the past four decades have been stupendous.

October 8, 2022
October 8, 2022

Let our champion women power Bangladesh forward

Women's empowerment – a gift of liberation – has already been a significant force behind development.

September 13, 2022
September 13, 2022

Charting the middle-income journey

Bangladesh needs proper macroeconomic management to avoid middle income trap

August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022

IMF Loan Talks: Here's how we need to prepare

The economy needs firm handling to ensure the situation doesn't turn into a crisis.

August 10, 2022
August 10, 2022

Soft-Landing Bangladesh’s Economy

Like much of the world, Bangladesh’s economy is facing strong headwinds and turbulence.

December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020

Our pride and glory: The Mukti Bahini in 1971

Bangladesh belongs to a select group of countries that fought their way to independence. We won our freedom by winning a fierce nine-month Liberation War against a very well trained, well-armed Pakistan Army.

November 8, 2020
November 8, 2020

Historic 2020 US Election: The pandemic vs the economic

The 2020 US Presidential Election held last Tuesday, November 3, will likely go down as among the most important in United States history—for several reasons.

December 17, 2018
December 17, 2018

The Liberation War and Bangladesh's Development

In 2007, a legendary Indian civil servant, BN Yugandhar, then a member of the Indian Planning Commission, asked me to explain how Bangladesh was developing so remarkably.

November 12, 2018
November 12, 2018

US 2018 Midterm Elections: Why are the results so close and mixed?

For most of 2018, the talk was there would be a Blue Democratic wave, sweeping the Democrats into power in both chambers of Congress. President Trump had unusually low approval rates over the last two years on average getting less than 40 percent approval ratings according to Gallup.

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