August 13, 2018 Modern Diplomacy By Antony Clement* The end of the World War II in 1945 gave the birth to Cold War among the two superpowers. The U.S. and the USSR had respectively been spreading their ideologies (Capitalism and Socialism) across the globe. This was continued till the disintegration of the Soviet in 1991.
August 13, 2018 SAAG By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan A bad motor accident involving the death of two students, followed by violent protests by students, inept handling of the protests by the Government and an indiscreet statement by the shipping and transport minister making light of the accident- all added up to an explosive situation in
Sajeeb Wazed Joy’s Facebook post on the photographer’s arrest is full of falsehood, misrepresentations and faulty analysis. The Wire Analysis 13 August 2018 Sajeeb Wazed Joy, the Bangladesh prime minister’s son as well as her adviser, has intervened in the debate on the detention of Shahidul Alam, the eminent and internationally regarded
Activists and religious leaders oppose the government’s decision to hang persistent offenders Many drugs are smuggled into Sri Lanka on fishing vessels. A Sunday school teacher claims her fisherman father is innocent after drugs were found on his boat. (ucanews.com photo) Quintus Colombage, Colombo , Sri Lanka August 13, 2018 Harshi Sudarshani, a Sunday school
Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo English Quota reform campaigners are leading a miserable life as many have been mercilessly beaten by Bangladesh Chhatra League men while some have been arrested by the police. Those who had been beaten were even denied proper treatment at the public hospitals. A few others have gone into hiding.
The actions of the ruling Awami League, not its words, speak of state that is autocratic and repressive. Police fire tear gas shells during the students’ protest in Dhaka on August 5, 2018. | Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters Aug 11, 2018 Ikhtisad Ahmed In the following days, these organic demonstrations grew into a peaceful civil disobedience
Asma Khalid 4/7/2018 Strategic Stability is considered crucial for preventing war and conflict between nuclear adversaries. It is comprised of two essential factors: deterrence equilibrium and crisis stability. India and Pakistan’s military buildup and technological advancements are considered satisfactory to maintain the Balance of Power (BOP) and nuclear deterrence equilibrium. While on the
by N.S. Venkataraman 4/7/2018 The recent decision of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to shut down the Sterlite Copper project in Tuticorin and seal the facilities have been widely reported and discussed all over India and abroad. Tamil Nadu government has repeatedly said that the unit would not be allowed to function
By James M. Dorsey 3/7/2018 A United Arab Emirates-backed Saudi effort to wrest control from Jordan of Islam’s holy places in Jerusalem signals a sharper, more overt edge to Saudi religious diplomacy and the kingdom’s quest for regional hegemony that risks deepening divides in the Muslim world. The effort also serves
N Sathiya Moorthy 3 July 2018 Sri Lanka’s controversial Hambantota port project, involving massive Chinese investments, real estate holding and large human presence, and well into the future, is back in the news. First, there was local news reports about the China Merchant Port Holdings Ltd (CM Port) holding back the last tranche of the 99-year
By James M. Dorsey July 2, 2018 The Pakistani government’s removal of a virulently anti-Shiite militant from its terrorism list at the very moment that an international money laundering and terrorism finance watchdog was deciding to put the country on a watchlist highlights Pakistan’s struggle to come to grips with militancy. The decision by
1. A political group is spreading the perception that the country will again become Pakistan if Awami League loses control of Bangladesh. They even suggested a label “Banglastan” for this supposed nation which transforms into an improvised Pakistan in the East. But symptomatically it appears to become another Kashmir, or in a classical sense
Updated 20 September, 2018 0600 Justice Sinha was born in Moulavibazar district in the northeast Bangladesh where he grew up in a family of six siblings, five brothers and one sister. His father was a dedicated teacher and a scholar of the Hindu religion. During Bangladesh liberation war in 1971, he experienced the same
by Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty | Sep 07,2018 BANGLADESH will go into election mode in the next few months. Democratic transfer of power in Bangladesh became the norm ever since the overthrow of military dictator General HM Ershad in 1990. The army-backed caretaker government, during 2007–2008, was an exception in Bangladesh’s democratic governance. Bangladesh has never