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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.

What have we done with our strategic assets?

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

Democracy means more than the ability to vote

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

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.

Handling of the Second Wave: Can someone in the administration please explain their decisions?

It is not easy to rationalise some of the recent actions of the government related to the realm of governance, in other words, related to us the people. For now, let us address the second wave of the pandemic and the government’s actions or reactions to deal with it.

Je suis Palestinian

Governments in the Western world were galvanised by the “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”) slogan after the shooting at the office of the ill-famous sleazy French magazine in Paris in 2015 by Muslim extremists, which ended in twelve of its staff members being killed.

April 7, 2022
April 7, 2022

A skewed world order

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

March 22, 2022
March 22, 2022

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.

March 12, 2022
March 12, 2022

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.

May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021

Handling of the Second Wave: Can someone in the administration please explain their decisions?

It is not easy to rationalise some of the recent actions of the government related to the realm of governance, in other words, related to us the people. For now, let us address the second wave of the pandemic and the government’s actions or reactions to deal with it.

May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021

Je suis Palestinian

Governments in the Western world were galvanised by the “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”) slogan after the shooting at the office of the ill-famous sleazy French magazine in Paris in 2015 by Muslim extremists, which ended in twelve of its staff members being killed.

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.