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  • Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd)

    Brig Gen Shahedul Anam Khan ndc, psc (Retd)

    The writer is Associate Editor, The Daily Star.

  • Coalition bombing of Syria may serve the ego but not the distressed

    The civilised world has stopped altogether questioning the legality of military actions of countries mighty and powerful beyond their own borders since the illegal occupation of Iraq by the US and its coalition of the willing (for some countries the entire world is their area of interest, and thus their intentions and actions, they assert, cannot be circumscribed by political boundaries). However, in this instance one might nonetheless ask whether the aim of the air strike on Syrian targets on April 13 by US, Britain and France, would actually meet the stated US objective—deterring Assad.
  • We can definitely do better in governance

    The state of governance in the country has gone completely awry because of the absolute disregard for all the eight or nine essential elements that ensure good governance. But the most important of these, which are being defiled by all the stakeholders, are accountability and participation.
  • The expanding phenomenon of religious and nationalist extremism

    The attack on Dr Zafar Iqbal on March 3, only proves that religiously motivated extremism of the violent type, whether manifested in individual or group actions, continues to find its practitioners in society.
  • Rule of law must be manifest

    The common refrain chorused by the AL leaders after the verdict of February 8 was “Nobody is above the law,” and affirming that rule
  • BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia

    Implications of Khaleda's imprisonment

    It was a surreal situation not witnessed in recent times in this country.
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