Bangla Sunday, April 05, 2020

Column

With US support, the Taliban are en route to political leg...

The fact that the US continues to struggle to find a way out of Afghanistan through a negotiated political settlement among the various...

Balancing life and livelihood in coronavirus-hit Pakistan

A view of a downtown market is seen empty during restrictions due to COVID-19 situation in Karachi, Pakistan, March 20, 2020....

Insensitive Modi forces the poor to go on a ‘Long March’

In the 1930s, China's legendary Chairman Mao Zedong took his Red Army on a ‘Long March’ across China to save the fighting f...

Snapshots from corona-hit Dhaka

As one of the most overpopulated, traffic-jammed, extremely polluted cities in the world, Dhaka offers no solace, relief or comfort to...

NSCN (IM) revives old demands putting Indian government in...

The Indian government has refused to accept two 'core demands' of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), causing hug...

Ultimate gainers of Afghan power struggle will be US and T...

Whereas the US-Taliban ‘peace deal’ was supposed to be followed by an ‘intra-Afghan’ talks involving all Afghan...

Systemic weakness and democracy stand in the way of COVID-...

South Asia has still got low rates of the COVID-19 infection. But many say that this is because of the non-existence of proper testing...

Patron-client relations and cronyism mark the Pakistani sy...

Collage of Pakistani politicians More than seventy years into independence, Pakistan continues to be bedeviled by major socio-econ...

Political dimensions of bid to create a separate “South Pu...

Even though the issue of dividing Pakistan’s most populous province, the Punjab, is not a new one, the fact that the incumbent go...

COVID-19: No option but to accept the bounty and bane of n...

As the coronavirus crisis spreads to various parts of the world, many questions beyond health are also popping up. At the first level,...

Is the Afghan “peace deal” crumbling?

Whereas the US-Taliban ‘truce deal’ is historic in many ways, the fact that real peace in Afghanistan remains hostage to co...

India in the Myanmar muddle

Arakan Army trainees Desperate to complete the ambitious US$ 484 million Kaladan Multimodal Project and get it operational, India...

How Sindh police are restoring tranquility in the province

Caption The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam,has taken various far-reaching initiatives to build the...

India’s bid to isolate Pakistan fails

Trump hugging Modi It was exactly a year ago when an India-Pakistan military stand-off produced cross border strikes in which an I...

Fast eroding faith in Bangladesh’s financial sector

As the health of Bangladesh’s financial institutions continues to decline, government’s measures to arrest it have not work...

Making CPEC work - II

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a collection of infrastructure projects for Pakistan (current size US$45 billion, expect...

Trump and Modi make big gains, but India faces a grim pros...

Through his 36-hour sojourn in India and talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump has made...

Issues that’ll arise after the US-Taliban deal

An US-Taliban shared “understanding” of peace is a prerequisite for any meaningful change to take place in Afghanistan.&nbs...

Making CPEC work - I

At a panel discussion organized by Pathfinder and Martin Dow Group during Davos 2020, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh spoke about understanding...

America’s ‘Lessons Learned’ exercise tells why Afghans cou...

The recently published papers on the American war in Afghanistan are astonishing in their clarity, but the reasons that the papers ci...

Bangladesh’s financial sector is into self-destruction

The death by suicide of a 52 year old insurance executive by jumping from his 13th floor office due to a share market crash news story,...