Opinion

October 25, 2018
October 25, 2018

An Unavoidable Question

Barring any dramatic shift in the current political situation or unforeseen circumstances, the 11th parliamentary elections are to be held no later than January 28, 2019. It is against this...

September 15, 2018
September 15, 2018

Democracy In Crisis: What we know and what we don't

That democratic values and democratic institutions are in crisis all around the world is no longer a revelation; casual observation of the current global scene is enough to bear this out.

September 2, 2018
September 2, 2018

EVM: A Pointless Debate

The Bangladesh Election Commission (BEC) has successfully prompted an unnecessary debate just four months ahead of the national

August 26, 2018
August 26, 2018

Unmaking a 'lost generation'

The dire warning of Unicef about the Rohingya children refugees in the camps in Bangladesh that they may become a “lost generation” warrants urgent and serious attention of the Bangladeshi...

August 7, 2018
August 7, 2018

Will Myanmar fool the international community?

Two recent developments have once again raised questions about the role of the international community with regard to the Rohingya refugee crisis.

July 1, 2018
July 1, 2018

COUNTER-TERRORISM STRATEGY: An Alternative Proposal

Although the concept of confront-terrorism and related strategies have a long global history, the attack at the Holey Artisan Café on July 1, 2016 made counter-terrorism (CT) a topic of public...

June 29, 2018
June 29, 2018

Trump Wins, America Loses

The US Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Trump's travel ban, infamously known as the “Muslim Ban”, will have far reaching impacts, both domestic and international.

June 11, 2018
June 11, 2018

Is Myanmar changing its tune?

Banglade-sh's decision to respond to the ICC's request regarding the Rohingya situation, particularly about the territorial jurisdiction of ICC, is a welcome development. It's...

May 27, 2018
May 27, 2018

Cancellation of Trump-Kim summit: who benefits?

The cancellation of the much-hyped planned summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was not completely unexpected for several reasons.