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Three scenarios for the Rohingya

Three scenarios for the Rohingya

Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing operations continue. What now?

An unexpected outcome

An unexpected outcome

Britain’s politics are a changin’

Trouble in Tamil Nadu

Trouble in Tamil Nadu

How will the AIADMK survive without its unifying figure?

What’s going on in Tamil Nadu?

What’s going on in Tamil Nadu?

Where did Jayalalithaa’s aide go wrong?

Why Trump is good news

Why Trump is good news

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Thu, Mar 17 2016

Republican supporters who have come to distrust run-of-the-mill candidates have rallied behind Donald...

What if Annisul Huq was right?

What if Annisul Huq was right?

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Mon, Nov 2 2015

Do we already have the government we need? This is the concluding part of yesterday’s long formIf we...

What if Annisul Huq was right?

What if Annisul Huq was right?

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Sun, Nov 1 2015

Democracy is not just about elections. This is the first part of a two-part long formThe city corporation...

Modi in the middle

Modi in the middle

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Fri, Sep 11 2015

The hope that Modi had initially inspired is slowly fading awayUntil May this year, things seemed to...

A foreigner in Kuakata

A foreigner in Kuakata

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Tue, May 26 2015

Kuakata is at the end of the road. The road from Dhaka, from Barisal. The bus stops there. There is nothing...

Five scenarios for Bangladesh

Five scenarios for Bangladesh

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Mon, Feb 23 2015

We don’t know what will happen, but we can imagine some possibilitiesIt is difficult to predict the future....

The sorry tale of the house of two...

The sorry tale of the house of two...

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Tue, Feb 3 2015

Even if the chair was beautiful, it was not very big. It could seat one and you could easily fall down...

Strength and vulnerability

Strength and vulnerability

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Tue, Sep 16 2014

Many countries introduced such schemes at a point in their development history when they were much poorer...

Hoping for a strong Modi

Hoping for a strong Modi

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Tue, Apr 29 2014

If Narendra Modi has to be a factor in the India-Bangladesh relationship, a strong Modi is the best hope...

What were the upazila elections all...

What were the upazila elections all...

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Thu, Apr 17 2014

It is likely that the local party leaders‘ interests and their accumulated pressure made the BNP join...

Russia’s Loss

Russia’s Loss

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Mon, Mar 24 2014

It is this situation that Putin tried to avoid, the establishment of an anti-Russian government in a...

Who, if not the BNP?

Who, if not the BNP?

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Wed, Feb 5 2014

Today, the BNP is the party of people who for different reasons do not like the AL. It has no particular...

What next, Bangladesh?

What next, Bangladesh?

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Mon, Jan 13 2014

The BNP has tried twice to manipulate the government apparatus in order to win the election. They just...

The people that aren’t

The people that aren’t

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Tue, Jan 7 2014

This is the conclusion to a two-part article on democracy in South AsiaLet us return to the issue of...

The people that aren’t

The people that aren’t

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Mon, Jan 6 2014

This is the first of a two-part article on democracy in South AsiaWhen we talk about democracy we tend...

The final stretch

The final stretch

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Tue, Nov 19 2013

Post-poll hartals will be dealt with by the police and will eventually prove their inefficiency. There...