Sayeed Ahmed

Sayeed Ahmed is a development professional involved in the infrastructure consulting business for over 20 years and has worked on projects under several government agencies in developing countries, Asian Development Bank and other institutions.

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

To Washington’s glee, Ukraine war hits Turkiye’s military ambitions

The last decade has witnessed a spectacular boom in Turkiye’s defence industry.

June 3, 2022
June 3, 2022

Why Bangladesh should adopt Agriculture 4.0

Technologies are getting more affordable with time, allowing farmers in Bangladesh to adopt Agriculture 4.0, which offers much greater efficiency and production potential.

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Europe’s colonial history and double standard

Commemorating Europe Day, European mission heads in Bangladesh jointly penned an opinion piece published by The Daily Star on May 9.

May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022

How Moscow helped Washington win a strategic battle against China

But it exposes Washington’s desperation, typical of a declining power

April 30, 2022
April 30, 2022

Time for another non-aligned movement?

I was watching the BBC during the US’ 2003 Iraq invasion when one statement especially caught my attention.

April 9, 2022
April 9, 2022

To leapfrog, Bangladesh must adopt AI

The year 2019 was a turning point in Bangladesh’s history when it achieved self-sufficiency in rice production, more so considering that rice provides over 70

March 30, 2022
March 30, 2022

Is Ukraine collateral damage for the US?

In 1985, at the height of the Cold War, Hollywood produced a movie called “Rocky IV”, a typical good-American-bad-Russian story.

March 1, 2022
March 1, 2022

Race with the machine

The other day, a technician came over to fix my internet connection. He was a computer science graduate. But this is a job that any vocationally-trained person could do well—it doesn’t require a four-year university degree.

January 16, 2022
January 16, 2022

How to secure jobs amid looming automation

On December 19, The Daily Star published a refreshing story that offered a window into the changing landscape of our job market. Electronics manufacturers, according to the report, are scrambling for graduates from the polytechnic institutes, often recruiting them straight from the campus.

December 28, 2021
December 28, 2021

Can Bangladesh leapfrog into the future with 4IR?

American geographer Jared Diamond makes an interesting point in his bestseller “Guns, Germs, and Steel.”