Bangla Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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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,...

Continued US-Iran conflict would gravely affect South Asia...

Hassan Rouhani, Iranian President War clouds over the Middle East have not disappeared yet. According to Al Jazeera, Iranian P...

Why violence is routinized and legitimized in Bangladesh

Dhaka serial rapist arrested The rape of a Dhaka University student in the cantonment area has captured media attention in ful...

Pakistan must help prevent an US-Iran war in its own inter...

Pompo and Bajwa US-Iran hostility, whilst not being a new one, has perhaps never been so close to turning into actual hostilities...

US expected to drag India into its conflict with Iran

2+2 dialogue between India and US The escalation of the US-Iran conflict following the Trump-ordered drone strike that killed...

Bangladesh: What will be the major news items this year?

2019 wasn’t a rough ride for Bangladesh but certainly unpredictable. In several sectors the situation was unexpected and someti...

Will 2020 see an end to the US’ longest war?

Trump with Afghan Presidnt Ashraf Ghani Despite the fact that the year 2019 saw the US and the Taliban almost doing a peace de...

Modi has legitimized majoritarianism in South Asia

India and Bangladesh have remained friends through the last 50 years. But that is now being tested. This is not like the Khaleda Zia/Ba...

India’s saffron brigade caught in a nut cracker

The updating of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the sensitive northeastern state of Assam followed by the enactment of the C...

Lt. Gen. Naravane likely to be India’s first Chief of Defe...

Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane, the current Indian army vice-chief, is likely to take over as India’s first Chief of De...

People back Suu Kyi’s bid to appear before ICJ, but diplom...

There has been a strong reaction in Myanmar to Aung San Suu Kyi’s decision to appear at the International Court of Justice (ICJ)...

Who are gaining from the Rohingya issue?

There could be many reasons for the ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas from Myanmar but one isn’t sure if Myanmar has gained a whole l...

The US resumes talks with the Taliban in a blind alley

While the fact that the US has resumed talks with the Taliban is in itself a positive development, the underlying ‘Trump-ian&rsqu...