Taj Hashmi

STRANGER THAN FICTION

Professor of Security Studies at Austin Peay State University. His recent publications include Global Jihad and America: The Hundred-Year War Beyond Iraq and Afghanistan.

July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016

Is Kemalism on its way out in Turkey?

The enigmatic coup-attempt in Turkey on the night of July 15 and 16 signals something ominous about the future of Turkey, NATO, and the entire region.

July 17, 2016
July 17, 2016

When terrorism isn’t terrorism, to America

I find my White American students – even the very bright ones – totally confused, the moment I ask them if White police brutality against Black people in America amounts to terrorism. Most White students attribute the killings of black people by

July 4, 2016
July 4, 2016

Should there still be ambiguity?

Although some Bangladeshi politicians till the recent past – the home minister repeated his position on July 3 2016 that the Holey Artisan Bakery massacre has no ISIS link...

June 18, 2016
June 18, 2016

Maniruzzaman Miah, as I knew Him

Although he was more of a guru and mentor to me, Professor Maniruzzaman Miah was also a very good friend of mine. He was

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

Why was Muhammad Ali Greater than his legend?

Last Friday (June 10), the “Great” Muhammad Ali was laid to rest at his birthplace, Louisville Kentucky. Around 15,000 people

June 11, 2016
June 11, 2016

Conspiracy theories and beyond

The Democratic and Republican parties have made presumptive nominations of their presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016

Defiance of law and the state of impunity in Bangladesh

KARL Marx, among other critics of imperialism, had some kind words for British colonial rule in India, especially in regards to

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

Fallout from Narayanganj: Hope and Despair

Salim Osman might have put the last straw on the camel's back. His using of cheap, religious and communal sentiments of the people is absurdly wild and dangerous. It could wreak havoc on Narayanganj, and eventually on the whole country.

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

MP plays judge-jury-prosecutor!

An MP – who paradoxically represents the ruling coalition as well as its opposition in the parliament – recently played the proverbial role of the judge, jury and prosecutor.

May 15, 2016
May 15, 2016

Finding the beneficiaries of the killings

The way the U.S. and Indian governments, and some conservative think tanks in the U.S. are appraising the spate of killings in