Mubashar Hasan

Mubashar Hasan, PhD is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo, Norway, and a director of the Sydney Policy and Analysis Centre (SPAC) in Australia.

Dwindling university autonomy in Bangladesh

Our recently published study has found several alarming factors contributing to declining academic freedom in the universities of Bangladesh.

Sanctions on RAB: Does it reflect a changing US foreign policy?

Does the news of the Biden administration’s sanction on the elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and seven officials indicate a changing US foreign policy under the Biden administration?

Politics of news and legitimacy of news source

The importance of media in a democracy is well-known. The media in a democracy seeks to play the role of a fourth estate by informing and educating people about various aspects of state, including the functions of a government.

When emotions defy market logic

ACCORDING to a report published by SKYTRAX, a UK based consultancy firm, Bangladesh's national carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines is one of the worst airlines of the world. Biman, alongside 20 other airlines of the world, received a two-star rating by SKYTRAX.