Ashfaqur Rahman | The Daily Star
  • Ashfaqur Rahman

    Former Ambassador and commentator on current issues

  • OPINION: The British Queen at 90

    Last week, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday. Born in 1926 she has reigned over the United Kingdom for the last 64 years after ascending the throne in 1952. But she does not rule over the United Kingdom only. Her realm spans a total of fifteen other countries and territories even today.
  • China: On the way to recovery

    The proverbial strength of the Chinese economy, which grew at a steady 11+percent per annum over the last 30 years or so, had dipped in the last two and half years. By last count, it was just over 6 percent, apparently sending a signal to the world that the
  • Assam's Assembly election and Bangladesh

    It is interesting that the election to Assam's legislative assembly in India has aroused much debate recently. The election is expected to be held in two phases on April 4 and April 11 this year. Seats in all 126 constituencies are up for grabs; a political party will need 64
  • Changing contours of Bangladesh-Myanmar relations

    IN another 15 days, on April 1 this year, our eastern neighbour Myanmar will undergo a change of governance.
  • Bangladeshi scientists make us proud

    It is not usual for a Bangladeshi scientist to be credited for major discoveries. Of late, however, three scientists of Bangladeshi origin