Selina Mohsin

The writer is a former ambassador.

July 3, 2018
July 3, 2018

Widening cracks in Europe

There is an ancient Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times”—interesting as opposed to blessed periods of peace and tranquillity. In this sense, Europe is certainly interesting these days. Its cracks are beginning to multiply and widen ominously.

April 1, 2018
April 1, 2018

Where is Putin leading Russia?

When Vladimir Putin was inaugurated in 2000 as president for his first term in office, he inherited a Russia shrunken by the collapse of the Soviet Union with an economy left in disorder by President Yeltsin. State assets had been seized by a new class of oligarchs while ordinary Russians found pensions unpaid.

March 11, 2018
March 11, 2018

Can Modi remake India?

Narendra Modi is a powerful phenomenon in Indian politics. Though he is not part of the traditional elites, either by caste or education, he has enormous energy.

March 1, 2018
March 1, 2018

Ecological havoc in Dhaka

Dhaka is faced with many direct threats to biodiversity with accelerating economic development, growing population, land grabbing, congested housing, tree felling, and vehicles emitting toxic fumes leading to extreme pollution and poor quality of life.

February 17, 2018
February 17, 2018

Can we take some pointers?

The annual budget of the central government of India is immediately preceded by an Economic Survey, designed to provide the background to the budget decisions.

November 17, 2017
November 17, 2017

America's grim reality of gun violence

On the night of October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock, from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, sprayed bullets at 22,000 concertgoers, killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500 in the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

October 8, 2017
October 8, 2017

How Bangladeshis are being exploited in Maldives

Discrimination is often the transference of moral degradation to others. The Maldives presents many examples of it in its treatment of migrant workers. Take Malé's old Sultan Park, now upgraded and renamed Rasrani Bageecha.

September 11, 2017
September 11, 2017

A failed saint

To promise peaceful reconciliation and then make it impossible makes violent extremism inevitable. These words come to mind as the Rohingyas flee from Myanmar to save their lives while Suu Kyi, state counsellor and NLD leader, first remains silent and now seems to endorse ethnic cleansing.

August 24, 2017
August 24, 2017

Society at a crossroads

What is needed to reduce violence and create a more stable society?

July 29, 2017
July 29, 2017

Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Relations: Focus on comparative advantage

There is no doubt that Sri Lanka's President Sirisena's visit to Dhaka earlier this month and the 14 Agreements and MOUs signed with the Bangladesh government, mark a new and significant advance in bi-lateral ties.