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    M. Adil Khan

    M. Adil Khan is a professor of Development Practice, at the School of Social Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He is also former Chief of Socio-Economic Governance and Management Branch of the Division of Public Administration and Development Management, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN Secretariat, New York, USA and an Editorial Board Member of the South Asian Journal.

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  • New Taliban, New Afghanistan?0

    by M Adil Khan — 27/08/2021 After 20 years of US/NATO/Afghan Puppet Army’s brutal and illegal occupation of Afghanistan, Kabul, the capital city finally fell on August 15, 2021, at the hands of the reclusive but a defiant new Taliban. The fall of the US/NATO/Afghan Puppet Army in Afghanistan has turned all military calculus upside down –

  • China 1010

    by Adil Khan       18 July 2021 Regardless of whether it is in democracies or otherwise, decisions on foreign policies including those that concern wars against other countries are almost always made exclusively by the governments, with limited or no consultations with the citizens and often at the behest of vested interest who operate both within

  • Remembering Ziaur Rahman, the Leader that “lifted the nation to its feet”0

    By Adil Khan   3 June 2021 Four decades ago, on 30th May 1981, Ziaur Rahman, the then president of Bangladesh who was popularly known as “General Zia” was murdered, aged 45, in a military coup in the port city of Chittagong. Ziaur Rahman, a valiant freedom fighter took over the leadership of Bangladesh in 1976

  • Al Jazeera’s Tele-documentary, the Bandit Brothers and Bangladesh’s Dossier of Abuse0

    by Adil Khan     12 February 2021 Cartoon image of Bangladesh Army Chief, General Aziz Ahmed’s bandit brother, Harris Ahmed. Source: Al Jazeera On February 1, 2021 the Qatar based TV outlet, Al Jazeera aired a tele documentary, “All the Prime Minister’s Men” that depicted multiple layers of abuse and corruption – money laundering, extortion,

  • Biden in the White House:  Is US on the mend?0

    by M Adil Khan — January 25, 2021 Biden is in and Trump is out. Despite all the drama, America’s flawed democracy has managed to make the will of its people prevail. Americans have got their President, Mr. Biden that they voted for. Mr. Biden was officially sworn in on 20th January 2021 as the 46th President of the

  • 2020: 10 Good News, Bad News0

    by M Adil Khan — December 30, 2020 GOOD NEWS 1)Trump will not be the President of USA in the new year and beyond 2) Vaccine for COVID 19 is in the market and more on the way 3) COVID 19 has demonstrated that not possession of sophisticated arsenals nor resources and not well-trained army but empathising

  • Conversation around controversies: a quest for objectivity and maturity in Bangladesh0

    by M Adil Khan — December 21, 2020 Top Left: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman giving his penultimate speech on 7th of March 1971 at Racecourse Maidan, Dhaka, (then East Pakistan) Bangladesh); Top Right. Major (then) Ziaur Rahan announcing independence of Bangladesh at Kalurghat make-shift radio station in Chittagong, Bangladesh on 27th March, 1971; Bottom: Mr. Tajuddin Ahmed, Prime Minister


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