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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.

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.

December 10, 2020
December 10, 2020

Why can’t Iran have its own Samson Option?

It is now officially known that Israel carried out the targeted killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

November 23, 2020
November 23, 2020

A tale of two elections

Gokahle’s tribute, “What Bengal thinks today, India will think tomorrow”, reflected the leading role that Bengal was taking in the anti-British movement.

November 11, 2020
November 11, 2020

Yasser Arafat: Modern era’s Saladin

The west saw him as a terrorist; to the rest of the world he was an intrepid warrior trying relentlessly to right the wrong his nation was done in 1948.