Mahmood Hasan

Mahmood Hasan

FROM A BYSTANDER

Former Ambassador and Secretary

May 24, 2019
May 24, 2019

Will the Rohingyas ever return to Myanmar?

Since the massive exodus of Rohingyas from Rakhine to Bangladesh in 2017, a lot has been written and said about the plight of these unfortunate people. After nearly two years, it appears that the...

April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019

Dawn of the second phase of Arab Spring

The second phase of Arab Spring has dawned on the Arab world. It is not a surprise that people in Algeria and Sudan have risen to demand changes in the leadership in their countries, while Libya is...

April 17, 2019
April 17, 2019

Will Joko Widodo win a second term?

Southeast Asian economic giant Indonesia will be holding its fourth presidential election today. Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country, is the third biggest democratic country...

April 6, 2019
April 6, 2019

Algeria's late Arab Spring

Algeria's veteran President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on April 2, 2019 after 20 years in power.

March 23, 2019
March 23, 2019

Venezuela's Dutch disease syndrome

The political and economic situation of Venezuela has been dominating world media for quite some time now. What happened to this petro-state with the largest oil reserve in the world?

March 16, 2019
March 16, 2019

46th OIC-CFM: Reform or aberration?

The 46th session of Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from March 1-2, 2019 with the motto “50 years of Islamic Cooperation:...

March 11, 2019
March 11, 2019

Kashmir conflict: Still no end in sight

The suicide attack in Pulwama on February 14, 2019 that killed 42 Indian soldiers and wounded dozens sparked off tensions between India and Pakistan. Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM),

January 20, 2019
January 20, 2019

Brexit Deal lands Britain in a political mess

The British House of Commons on January 15 voted to reject Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit Deal by 432 votes to 202. The vote came after 200 speeches spread over eight days of fractious...

December 6, 2018
December 6, 2018

Return of French revolutionary zeal

France is famous for the French Revolution of 1789, which overthrew the monarchy. It has a long history of protest movements which flare every now and then, opposing everything from reforming...

November 18, 2018
November 18, 2018

Dramatic twists in Sri Lanka's political turmoil

Ever since President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new prime minister on October 26, there have been...