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A ‘tonic’ for our security forces?

It is unfortunate that security agencies have been used in a manner that has generated more fear in people’s mind than confidence and faith in them.

Please spare us your ‘khela’

We do not know what exactly the Awami League general secretary means when he warns the BNP and advises his cadres to gird for khela on December 10.

Next Election: A Replay of Old Politics?

It is apparent, from what has transpired in the last fortnight, that any attempt to exercise political rights, and to seek space, will be curbed by force.

A skewed world order

The international system changes with the passage of time—strategic, political and economic compulsions act as the causative factors.

Lessons we can learn from the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The invasion of Ukraine, which Russia chooses to euphemistically call “special operations,” has produced several lessons for us, as much as it has, once again, exposed various negative facets of the existing world order, the fault lines in international relationship, and the skewed international system hogged by the rich and the powerful.

If you sow the wind, you will reap the whirlwind

That is a biblical truth which no man can sunder from reality. The havoc being wreaked in Ukraine is the consequence of the wind that the West has sown since the end of the Cold War.

January 24, 2023
January 24, 2023

A ‘tonic’ for our security forces?

It is unfortunate that security agencies have been used in a manner that has generated more fear in people’s mind than confidence and faith in them.

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022

Please spare us your ‘khela’

We do not know what exactly the Awami League general secretary means when he warns the BNP and advises his cadres to gird for khela on December 10.

September 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

Next Election: A Replay of Old Politics?

It is apparent, from what has transpired in the last fortnight, that any attempt to exercise political rights, and to seek space, will be curbed by force.

August 16, 2022
August 16, 2022

What have we done with our strategic assets?

Strategic assets are those that demand attention from the highest levels of the state.

August 3, 2022
August 3, 2022

Democracy means more than the ability to vote

Unfortunately, winning an election has become the synonym for achieving power.

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Another ring in the shackle to gag the media

Is not the media already under duress, and its function heavily encumbered by the Digital Security Act (DSA), without needing a new law which is now on the anvil of the Bangladesh Press Council (BPC)?

June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022

Our skewed legal system

Time and again, it has been proven that, when it comes to justice in Bangladesh, some are more equal than others.

June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022

Why election 2023 needs to be different from the last two

An acceptable election depends on the Election Commission's ability to display its grit and resolve, exercise its writ, remain neutral, and be prompt to address complaints and proactive in detecting violations.

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

Rohingya refugees: Are we paying for our hospitality?

As if a million Rohingya refugees are not enough, we have to now face the prospect of Rohingyas sneaking in through the borders from India into Bangladesh.

May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022

Are some people always trying to ‘oust’ the government?

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made a remark that assumes significance given the rueful undertone that her statement conveyed.