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.

June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022

Why election 2023 needs to be different from the last two

An acceptable election depends on the Election Commission's ability to display its grit and resolve, exercise its writ, remain neutral, and be prompt to address complaints and proactive in detecting violations.

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

Rohingya refugees: Are we paying for our hospitality?

As if a million Rohingya refugees are not enough, we have to now face the prospect of Rohingyas sneaking in through the borders from India into Bangladesh.

May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022

Are some people always trying to ‘oust’ the government?

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made a remark that assumes significance given the rueful undertone that her statement conveyed.

April 28, 2022
April 28, 2022

The slur of sanctions

The word is one of the most pejorative terms in the English dictionary; it is the most reviled term, too, as well as an oft-used mechanism handy to the West to twist the tails of those it dislikes.

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.