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OP-ED: Can you live without...

OP-ED: Can you live without...

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Thu, Oct 7 2021

Once it sets in, decline is an incurable disease. Anxiety and uncertainty are in the air

OP-ED: China tears up the basis of neoliberal...

OP-ED: China tears up the basis of neoliberal...

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Sep 8 2021

The 1990s just died. China has a new approach to equality, tech, and redistribution

OP-ED: Where will America fight the...

OP-ED: Where will America fight the...

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Aug 25 2021

The hegemon will want to quickly prove it is not in irreversible decline. China and Russia remain permanent...

OP-ED: Digital US loses to analog Afghans,...

OP-ED: Digital US loses to analog Afghans,...

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Aug 11 2021

China faces off US curbs on technology and warships on its coast. The Global South reeling from the pandemic...

OP-ED: Are the US and India losing...

OP-ED: Are the US and India losing...

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Jul 28 2021

China offers BRI Silk Roads to Afghanistan and Iran. Russia and Germany connect up

OP-ED: Does the Dhaka elite care to...

OP-ED: Does the Dhaka elite care to...

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Jul 14 2021

Do many of the wealthy elite just want the bridges and ports to be built? Is there no greater...

OP-ED: Does India know it has

OP-ED: Does India know it has

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Jun 30 2021

India is a generation behind China. When will Delhi’s smart set admit they will not catch up?

OP-ED: Is the G7 an ageing rock...

OP-ED: Is the G7 an ageing rock...

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Jun 16 2021

Its best days are behind it and a post-Trump coming out party felt rather contrived

OP-ED: Tell me lies

OP-ED: Tell me lies

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Jun 2 2021

Do we prefer diplomats to follow the Fleetwood Mac model of communication because we cannot bear honesty...

OP-ED: Rules for some. Bombs for...

OP-ED: Rules for some. Bombs for...

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Thu, May 20 2021

America and Europe are ‘deeply concerned’ over Gaza. All are guardians of the ‘rules-based...

OP-ED: Is the sub-continent...

OP-ED: Is the sub-continent...

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, May 5 2021

Political drama won in the East, but does the South point to the future? Why are generals jetting into...

OP-ED: Is football leaving home?

OP-ED: Is football leaving home?

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Apr 21 2021

European football eats itself. Wall Street wants to finance a football league, built on greed. China...

OP-ED: Things have suddenly sped

OP-ED: Things have suddenly sped

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Apr 7 2021

A ‘Syria’ in Myanmar? A new war in Ukraine? China makes the move with Iran. Where is the...

OP-ED: When the US and China became...

OP-ED: When the US and China became...

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Tue, Mar 23 2021

Bangladesh became a victim of the shifting currents of superpower politics. Today, the balance of power...

OP-ED: Do women hold up half the sky...

OP-ED: Do women hold up half the sky...

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Mar 10 2021

The position of women in Asia will be determined by what happens in China, like much else

OP-ED: Barcelona to Bangladesh

OP-ED: Barcelona to Bangladesh

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Feb 24 2021

The language of liberation is more than a contest over words and flags

OP-ED: The Tatmadaw takeover shines...

OP-ED: The Tatmadaw takeover shines...

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Feb 10 2021

Faux outrage, schadenfreude, and the gritty reality of geo-politics all co-exist in reaction to Myanmar’s...

OP-ED: The River Naf is a Berlin...

OP-ED: The River Naf is a Berlin...

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Jan 27 2021

Elites in Dhaka and Yangon aren’t really interested in each other

OP-ED: Reset or acceleration?

OP-ED: Reset or acceleration?

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Jan 13 2021

In this year of anniversaries, which will eventually prove to be more significant?

OP-ED: Bread or guns?

OP-ED: Bread or guns?

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Dec 30 2020

From the Bosphorus to the Indus, trade and commerce must prevail over war. The region, Europe, and China...

OP-ED: 1971: Power did come from the...

OP-ED: 1971: Power did come from the...

Farid Erkizia Bakht

Wed, Dec 16 2020

Bengalis picked up the gun to fight for freedom in 1971? Why didn’t Indian leaders do the same...