Zillur Rahman

Zillur Rahman is the executive director of the Centre for Governance Studies (CGS) and a television talk show host. His Twitter handle is @zillur

Walking a tightrope or walking the plank?

Bangladesh has kicked off the year with the first of many important national elections to be held around the world.

1w ago

Misinformation and disinformation: A threat to democracy in Bangladesh

In today’s digital age, the spread of misinformation and disinformation has arisen as a major challenge to global democracy.

2w ago

Bangladesh-India relations: An increasingly complicated friendship

Both Bangladeshis and Indians need to understand that they need each other in order to thrive.

Crackdown, groupthink, and the dialogue that didn’t happen

How many of us really believe that the current laws and institutions in Bangladesh lend the capacity to hold free and fair elections?

The new CSA: A draconian law made more ‘efficient’

A casual look into the draft CSA will prove that the optimism expressed by the law minister is entirely unfounded

Violence cannot be the only language of politics

Unfortunately, our history so far shows that major political shifts have only occurred as a result of violent uprisings on the streets.

Was the US visa policy against undemocratic actors necessary?

The message between the lines is that the US is keeping a very close eye on Bangladesh at the moment.

What’s our priority in the Indo-Pacific Outlook?

A primary analysis of the outlook confirms the various speculations that Bangladesh would not be tilting West and would remain adamant about its foreign policy ideal of non-alignment.

February 15, 2024
February 15, 2024

Walking a tightrope or walking the plank?

Bangladesh has kicked off the year with the first of many important national elections to be held around the world.

February 9, 2024
February 9, 2024

Misinformation and disinformation: A threat to democracy in Bangladesh

In today’s digital age, the spread of misinformation and disinformation has arisen as a major challenge to global democracy.

December 12, 2023
December 12, 2023

Bangladesh-India relations: An increasingly complicated friendship

Both Bangladeshis and Indians need to understand that they need each other in order to thrive.

November 15, 2023
November 15, 2023

Crackdown, groupthink, and the dialogue that didn’t happen

How many of us really believe that the current laws and institutions in Bangladesh lend the capacity to hold free and fair elections?

August 24, 2023
August 24, 2023

The new CSA: A draconian law made more ‘efficient’

A casual look into the draft CSA will prove that the optimism expressed by the law minister is entirely unfounded

August 1, 2023
August 1, 2023

Violence cannot be the only language of politics

Unfortunately, our history so far shows that major political shifts have only occurred as a result of violent uprisings on the streets.

May 30, 2023
May 30, 2023

Was the US visa policy against undemocratic actors necessary?

The message between the lines is that the US is keeping a very close eye on Bangladesh at the moment.

May 9, 2023
May 9, 2023

What’s our priority in the Indo-Pacific Outlook?

A primary analysis of the outlook confirms the various speculations that Bangladesh would not be tilting West and would remain adamant about its foreign policy ideal of non-alignment.

April 27, 2023
April 27, 2023

So long as DSA exists, free and fair elections are impossible

Whether or not Bangladesh can salvage its image as a democracy will entirely depend on how the next election is conducted.

February 18, 2023
February 18, 2023

Can the US Eagle Fly to Bangladesh?

In the landscape of world power rivalries, Bangladesh has somehow found itself in a dangerous and opportune position.

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