• Bangladesh elections: Will Hasina’s authoritarianism dent her developmental plank?0

    • Blog
    • December 23, 2018

    By Editor on December 22, 2018 By P.K.Balachandran/DailyFT As Bangladesh goes for general elections on December 30, the million dollar question in people’s minds is whether or not Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s authoritarian actions will dent her impressive developmental plank. Hasina’s ten-year tenure as Prime Minister, from 2009 till date,  has been marked by very impressive economic growth.

    READ MORE
  • One Teenager’s Escape From Afghanistan0

    • Blog
    • December 23, 2018

    True Story SourceShutterstock Why you should care Because chances are, at 15, you weren’t fighting for your very survival. Hugh Biggar is a writer in California, with stops in D.C., Eastern Europe and Indonesia. The following is an edited version of his interview with Hussain Raza, an Afghan refugee. At 15, I landed in Quetta,

    READ MORE
  • BIMSTEC: An Unprecedented Opportunity For Collaboration And Cooperation In Cyberspace – Analysis0

    • Blog
    • December 22, 2018

    December 22, 2018     By IDSA By Brig. Ashish Chhibba* The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional grouping of seven countries i.e. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand that lie in the littoral and adjacent regions of the Bay of Bengal. Recently, the member countries

    READ MORE
  • Afghan President Says Possible U.S. Troop Withdrawal Won’t Affect Security0

    • Blog
    • December 21, 2018

    December 21, 2018 By RFE/RL A significant reduction in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan won’t impact upon the security of the war-torn country, a spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani said on December 21. It was the first official Afghan reaction to reports in the U.S. media that President Donald Trump is considering a

    READ MORE
  • Bangladesh Polls: Free and Fair?0

    • Blog
    • December 21, 2018

    2018-12-21 Tuli/BenarNews   Related Stories Bangladesh: Campaign Season Bangladesh Ruling Party Official Denies Govt Linked to Fake News Sites Bangladesh Opposition Vows to End Enforced Disappearances Bangladesh: Opposition Leader Blocked from Contesting Upcoming Election Indonesia: Presidential Contender Pledges to Seek Close Ties with US, China Bangladesh Opposition: Election Date Meant to Avoid Scrutiny Bangladesh Election Officials

    READ MORE
  • Opposition Vows to Support China-backed Projects, If It Wins Bangladesh Polls0

    • Blog
    • December 20, 2018

    By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Dec 19, 2018 In unveiling its electoral manifesto earlier this week, the National Unity Front (NUF) alliance indicated it would not freeze OBOR-related projects started under the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, whom the opposition bloc is trying to unseat in the polls. “Bangladesh will join projects under China’s

    READ MORE
  • Bangladesh: Awami League, BNP Align with Islamic Parties to Attract Voters0

    • Blog
    • December 20, 2018

    Kamran Reza Chowdhury Dhaka     2018-12-20 Members of the Islamic Andolan Bangladesh, a political party, distribute campaign leaflets in Dhaka ahead of the national election, Dec. 17, 2018. BenarNews Bangladesh’s ruling party, whose roots lie in secularism, has garnered support from dozens of faith-based groups ahead of the Dec. 30 general election to counter a main

    READ MORE

SAJ on Facebook

SAJ Socials

   

Top Authors