• Bangladesh’s Farcical Vote – NY Times0

    • Blog
    • January 17, 2019

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina probably didn’t need to cheat to win re-election. So why did she? By The Editorial Board  New York Times The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section. Jan. 14, 2019 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, shown on

  • All strain and no gain for Bangladeshi tea workers0

    • Blog
    • January 17, 2019

    Despite industry uptick wages remain among worst in world ,while land rights are denied estate laborers  A tea worker plucks leaves on an estate in the Sreemangal area of Moulvibazar district in north-eastern Bangladesh in this 2013 file photo. The tea industry has rebounded from a protracted rocky patch but many workers claim they are still mistreated and neglected. (Photo

  • Bangladesh PM to hold talks ‘to end political discord’0

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    • January 17, 2019

    Hasina reportedly plans to meet with other political parties as some refuse to accept results of ‘farcical’ election  Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (right) flashes the victory symbol after casting her vote, as her daughter Saima Wazed Hossain (first left) and her sister Sheikh Rehana (second left) look on at a polling station in Dhaka


  • Pakistan Securing Its Maritime Interest and CPEC0

    by Qur Tul Ain Hafeez 16 January 2019 The IOR is a major sea route that unites the Middle East, Africa, and East Asia with Europe and America. The excessive economic growth of littoral states of Indian Ocean obliges them to protect their energy needs and interests in order to endure their purchasing power. This

  • Inside the Beltway: Iran hardliners vs Iran hardliners0

    By James M. Dorsey 16 January 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. Alarm bells went off last September in Washington’s corridors of power when John Bolton’s national security council asked the Pentagon for options for military strikes against Iran.   The council’s request was

  • Inactive Lifestyle – Bangladesh’s Much Ignored Health Risks0

    By Dr. Asad Khan 16 January 2019 In recent years Bangladesh has done well to achieve multiple health targets – has reduced under-5 infant mortality, eradicated most communicable diseases, increased longevity etc. etc.  However, with the change of time and circumstances it now faces new challenges in health for which country’s health education and the

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  • End of Year Editorial; Evolving Political Dynamics in South Asia

    By M. Adil Khan, Guest Editor 2018 has been an eventful year for South Asia especially at the political level. During 2018 several countries in the region have had their elections and these elections have altered their political pictures. In others preparations for elections are underway and yet in others sub-national elections and their outcomes

  • 2018 Bangladesh General Election: A Time for Stock-taking and Pondering the Stakes

      By Adil Khan and Habib Zafarullah*    4 December 2018 The 2018 Bangladesh General Election scheduled on December 30, 2018 marks the end of two consecutive terms of the ruling Awami League (AL), first ever by any political party since 1991, the year a combined opposition movement against a decade long dictatorship resurrected and re-introduced

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