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  • The Genocide the U.S. Didn’t See Coming0

    Szymon Barylski for Politico Magazine WASHINGTON AND THE WORLD Barack Obama was determined to open up to Myanmar. Now the country’s military is slaughtering its most vulnerable ethnic group. Could the United States have prevented it? By NAHAL TOOSI March/April 2018 Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh—The Moynarghona refugee camp, a claustrophobic, chaotic mass of bamboo and tarpaulin shacks,

  • Bangladesh faces major food-security challenges0

    Mar 9, 2018 By Minhazur Rahman Rezvi Agriculture is essential for food security in two ways; it produces food for people to eat and it provides sources of livelihood for 36% of the world’s total workforce. In Bangladesh, almost half the population depends on agriculture for their livelihood. Agriculture is the most important sector of

  • The Trouble With Bangladesh’s Military1

    Bangladesh’s military is more concerned with profit and power than defending the country. By Ryan Smith March 10, 2018        The armed forces account for 6 percent of Bangladesh’s annual budget, totaling $3.2 billion in the year 2017-2018, according to official statistics. Yet Bangladesh’s military has proved to be incapable of showing strength in the

  • Ghani’s peace offer to the Taliban: A long shot, but worth a shot0

    March 6, 2018   By Michael Kugelman and Nishtha Sharma Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars On February 28, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made an extraordinary peace overture to the Taliban. The offer is striking in its generosity. If the Taliban accepts the Afghan government and comes to the negotiating table, Ghani held out the

  • Bangladesh’s ‘unfair’ civil service quota system under fire0

    Getting a job with the government should be more about merit, not who you are related to, say church officials, students Students take to the streets in Dhaka to call on the government to revise the government job entry system and reduce the quota for various groups from a current 56 percent of positions to

  • Islamic State claims second Kashmir attack0

    Security forces fear infiltration by international terror group after killing of policeman in Srinagar The funeral procession of militant Mugees Mir, who was killed by security forces in Srinagar on Nov. 17, 2017. His body was wrapped in an Islamic State flag as protesters carried it amid pro-Islamic State slogans. (Photo by Umer Asif/ucanews.com) Umar Manzoor

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