• Investments in the era of SDGs and LDC transition0

    by Shamsul Alam | April 29, 2018  The private sector has been historically playing an important role in economic development of Bangladesh. Almost all the past medium-term development plans have relied on private financing for their implementation. In the seventh Five-Year Plan (7FYP), private sector is expected to finance 77.3 per cent of the total

  • Gulf crisis escalates as major corporations are forced to take sides0

      By James M. Dorsey      3 May, 2018 The Gulf crisis that pits a United Arab Emirates-Saudi-led alliance against Qatar is escalating in discreet but no less worrisome ways that affect major third-party commercial interests and could increase international pressure for a resolution of the dispute. In a major shift away from Saudi

  • ‘Defending’ Hambantota, still!0

    by Sathiya Moorthy  2 May 2018 The problem with a grandiose plan of the Hambantota kind is that every time some security analyst or the media of a third nation passes and adverse remark, then the partner-governments ‘defend’ their dream project. The problem with China’s BRI, or ‘Belt and Road Initiative’, is that there is nothing

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  • Indian Politics: — Modi Returns!

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 25 May 2019 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s stunning victory in Indian parliamentary elections marking return of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister have raised apprehensions of it spelling danger signals for Indian secularism as well as democracy. Undeniably, Modi’s term, from 2014 to present, has been marked by saffronization of certain institutions

  • Unforgettable Zia, As I Knew Him

    By R Chowdhury 23 May 2019 Following my escape from Pakistan Army in 1971, I was posted to Z Force of Colonel Ziaur Rahman in the eastern theater of the Bangladesh liberation war. The nearly 20-day journey took me from Lahore to Khem Karan to Rajoke to Ferozepur to Delhi to Kolkata to Agartala and

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