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 12, 2018
November 12, 2018

Battle for the Republic: Historic midterm elections in the US

The US midterm elections on November 6, 2018 have been widely accepted as being among the most consequential in American history.

October 18, 2018
October 18, 2018

How did Europe dominate the world?

How did a group of a few, small countries of Western Europe come to dominate the world for nearly 300 years? As a recent history book noted (Why Did Europe Conquer the World?, Philip Hoffman), a thousand years ago these countries were “poor, violent, politically chaotic ... hopelessly backward …

October 11, 2018
October 11, 2018

The spectacular rise of East Asia

When the history of our times is written, the spectacular rise of East Asia will be a towering landmark.