Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd)

Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd)

STRATEGICALLY SPEAKING

The writer is Associate Editor, The Daily Star.

April 24, 2022
April 24, 2022

How fares the opposition in Bangladesh?

The prime minister had made a very profound and significant remark at the beginning of this month on the state of the opposition in the country.

April 7, 2022
April 7, 2022

A skewed world order

The international system changes with the passage of time—strategic, political and economic compulsions act as the causative factors.

March 22, 2022
March 22, 2022

Lessons we can learn from the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The invasion of Ukraine, which Russia chooses to euphemistically call “special operations,” has produced several lessons for us, as much as it has, once again, exposed various negative facets of the existing world order, the fault lines in international relationship, and the skewed international system hogged by the rich and the powerful.

March 12, 2022
March 12, 2022

If you sow the wind, you will reap the whirlwind

That is a biblical truth which no man can sunder from reality. The havoc being wreaked in Ukraine is the consequence of the wind that the West has sown since the end of the Cold War.

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

Removal of ‘except Israel’ clause demands clear answers

The counterintuitive decision that the government has taken regarding the endorsement in Bangladeshi passports of travel to Israel demands clear answers.

May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021

Handling of the Second Wave: Can someone in the administration please explain their decisions?

It is not easy to rationalise some of the recent actions of the government related to the realm of governance, in other words, related to us the people. For now, let us address the second wave of the pandemic and the government’s actions or reactions to deal with it.

May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021

Je suis Palestinian

Governments in the Western world were galvanised by the “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”) slogan after the shooting at the office of the ill-famous sleazy French magazine in Paris in 2015 by Muslim extremists, which ended in twelve of its staff members being killed.

April 1, 2021
April 1, 2021

Two anniversary celebrations and people’s participation

It is a rare piece of good luck for one to witness two historic events in one’s lifetime—the 50th anniversary of the nation’s independence and the birth centenary of its founding father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. March 26, 2021 was one such day.

March 25, 2021
March 25, 2021

Consequences of reducing the main opposition to naught

More than a decade ago in July 2010, I wrote an article titled “When state is the cause of its own insecurity”.

March 11, 2021
March 11, 2021

India’s message on border killings is loud and clear: Like it or lump it!

There were two senior-level meetings between Bangladesh and India so far in 2021.