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Hasina makes the list of top 100 global thinkers

  • Published at 09:36 pm January 23rd, 2019
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The four-time prime minister has been named among the 10 top global thinkers in the 'Defence and Security' category.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made the list of top 100 global thinkers by the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine.

“Sheikh Hasina has responded to the greatest security challenge facing Bangladesh with a generosity... Rather than turn away the approximate 700,000 Rohingya who fled persecution in Myanmar, Hasina welcomed them and allowed them to remain in her country,” the journal wrote, justifying their decision for including the Bangladeshi premier on the list of its Current Issue: Winter 2019.

The four-time prime minister has been named among the 10 top global thinkers in the “Defence and Security” category.

Referring to the background of the list, the US-based journal said its editors selected the leading global thinkers cautiously, considering their stake in shaping the world.

“In a year of worldwide economic crisis and dangerous wars, of radical innovation and newfound realpolitik, street revolution and blunt rhetoric, we could think of no better way to make sense of it than through the big ideas of those who shape our understanding of the world,” reads the article.