Ali Riaz

BLACK, WHITE & GREY

Ali Riaz is a distinguished professor of political science at Illinois State University (ISU), and a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council. His recent publication is entitled “Voting in a Hybrid Regime: Explaining the 2018 Bangladeshi Election” (2019).

January 9, 2021
January 9, 2021

An assault on democracy: What’s next in the US?

Since the atrocious attack on the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters on Wednesday, the Congress has formally certified the victory of Joe Biden, some Cabinet members of the Trump administration...

December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020

Democracy: The journey that has taken a wrong turn

If one must identify the fundamental premise of the founding of independent Bangladesh, it is democracy—we can claim that democracy was the raison d’etre for establishing the country.

December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020

BRACU Law School & Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division organises legislative research workshop

School of Law, BRAC University in collaboration with the Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs division, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh...

September 5, 2020
September 5, 2020

US Election 2020: What Biden Must Do

With the national conventions behind, Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Republican candidate incumbent Donald Trump, are now on the campaign trail.

August 30, 2020
August 30, 2020

‘Will the state take responsibility?’

“Who will accept responsibility for the incident? Will the state take responsibility?” Asked the Supreme Court of Bangladesh on February 13 of this year to the lawyers representing the state of...

August 9, 2020
August 9, 2020

Three challenges to the 2020 US election

Although the US presidential election is less than 90 days away, it is—unlike any other election year before—not at the centre of public discourse or media coverage.

July 12, 2020
July 12, 2020

A Tale of Misplaced Priorities

It’s mind-boggling to think of a situation where there is an urgency, poor people are in dire need, and money is in the hands of the government allocated to help those in need, but the money is not...

May 12, 2020
May 12, 2020

Kajol might not be able to speak out, BUT WE MUST

Mysterious events surrounding the ‘disappearance’ and ‘recovery’ of photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol are by now well known.

April 21, 2020
April 21, 2020

Defunding WHO: Trump’s reckless decision

President Donald Trump’s decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) in the midst of a global pandemic is not only reckless

March 25, 2020
March 25, 2020

Covid-19: The era of perpetual emergency and the emerging new normal?

Little did we know on the night of December 31, 2019 that we were about to begin not only a new year but a new epoch which can only be compared to a century-old calamity.