• After criticizing vote, US charts careful course on Bangladesh0

    • Blog
    • February 12, 2019

    SAM Report, February 12, 2019 Bangladesh faced widespread international criticism over the conduct of recent elections, but the United States looks set for business as usual as it sees strong common interests with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. As the eighth most populous nation in the world, with a moderate Muslim population that largely welcomes cooperation with

  • China’s disappointing aid offer dashes Pakistan’s hope of debt rescue0

    • Blog
    • February 12, 2019

    Loans Beijing promised fell short of what Islamabad needs to build up reservesADNAN AAMIR, Contributing writer February 11, 2019 18:24 JST Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Beijing in November to request financial help.   © Reuters QUETTA, Pakistan — Disappointment is spreading in Pakistan over an unexpectedly small amount of financial help from China,

  • Intervention: Same Old, Same Old?0

    • Blog
    • February 12, 2019

    Shutterstock by Gordon Adams    12 February 2019 Not only is the Trump administration not normal, its foreign policy reveals an administration in turmoil with several foreign policies being pursued at the same time. No wonder the world is confused about what American policy is. Policy-making in this administration is clearly a jump ball. This is especially clear when


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  • Myanmar: Is it time for the West to Engage The United Wa State Army?

    Many regional observers suggest that China directs a well-trained, motivated, disciplined proxy army of 30,000 soldiers controlling territory with major cities; agriculture, mining, and industry. At one time this group was considered to be the number one producer of heroin in the world. They now appear to be a global leader in the manufacture Amphetamine

  •  The Rising Scourge of Linguistic corruption in Bangladesh

    By Dr Obaidul Hamid     16 September 2020 In Bangladesh, corruption meaning deliberate financial misuse and misappropriation needs no new debate. For several years in a row, Transparency International has consistently ranked Bangladesh as one among 10 most corrupt countries in the world. What about linguistic corruption? Not many in Bangladesh are aware of the

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