Opinion

March 25, 2021
March 25, 2021

Consequences of reducing the main opposition to naught

More than a decade ago in July 2010, I wrote an article titled “When state is the cause of its own insecurity”.

March 11, 2021
March 11, 2021

India’s message on border killings is loud and clear: Like it or lump it!

There were two senior-level meetings between Bangladesh and India so far in 2021.

March 4, 2021
March 4, 2021

Mushtaq: DSA’s First ‘Martyr’

On February 25, the most reviled and draconian Digital Security Act (DSA) claimed its first victim, and gave the nation its first Digital Security Act “martyr”.

February 25, 2021
February 25, 2021

12th Anniversary of BDR Massacre: Delving into the probe report

It has been twelve years since the day 57 brilliant army officers were brutally killed by the BDR mutineers.

February 14, 2021
February 14, 2021

Need for a strong and effective opposition

I believe that every statement of a prime minister contains substance and carries weight, more so when it has to do with politics and the opposition.

February 5, 2021
February 5, 2021

Myanmar Back to Square One

The five-year ride on the tiger by Aung San Suu Kyi is over. She is back to where she had been used to living during the greater part of her political career (except for a brief interregnum of pseudo-democracy): behind bars.

January 18, 2021
January 18, 2021

America under siege from within!

Finally President Trump has accepted the inevitable, but not before wreaking havoc, as we had predicted he would four years ago, both at home and abroad.

January 7, 2021
January 7, 2021

Bangladesh-India border relations fifty years on

Two important Bangladesh-India meetings at the national level took place in the last month of 2020.

December 29, 2020
December 29, 2020

The Hasina–Modi December summit

We are on the cusp of our 50th anniversary. Come March 26, 2021, it will be 50 years since Bangladesh had declared its Independence.

December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020

A sad day for RAOWA

The Department of Social Welfare (DSW) vide their letter of December 14, 2020, “temporarily dismissed” the Executive Committee (EC) of the Retired Armed Forces Officers’ Welfare Association (RAOWA) and replaced it with a five member committee consisting of two serving army officers—a Brigadier and Major respectively, a retired member of RAOWA of the rank of Major, and two civil cadre officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary.