Ali Riaz | The Daily Star
  • Ali Riaz

    Ali Riaz is a professor at the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University (ISU), USA. His recent publication is entitled Bangladesh: A Political History since Independence (2016).

  • An Unavoidable Question

    Barring any dramatic shift in the current political situation or unforeseen circumstances, the 11th parliamentary elections are to be held no later than January 28, 2019. It is against this background that the final session of the 10th parliament has commenced on Sunday.
  • Democracy In Crisis: What we know and what we don't

    That democratic values and democratic institutions are in crisis all around the world is no longer a revelation; casual observation of the current global scene is enough to bear this out.
  • How to Know your voter centre

    EVM: A Pointless Debate

    The Bangladesh Election Commission (BEC) has successfully prompted an unnecessary debate just four months ahead of the national
  • Unmaking a 'lost generation'

    The dire warning of Unicef about the Rohingya children refugees in the camps in Bangladesh that they may become a “lost generation” warrants urgent and serious attention of the Bangladeshi policymakers and world leaders.
  • Will Myanmar fool the international community?

    Two recent developments have once again raised questions about the role of the international community with regard to the Rohingya refugee crisis.
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