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OP-ED: The lost world of a 1950s...

OP-ED: The lost world of a 1950s...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Sep 23 2021

Radio, train rides, the charm of waiting for the newspaper -- the magic of that era is now gone

OP-ED: Life … post-September 2001

OP-ED: Life … post-September 2001

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Sep 16 2021

The world we live in today is a twisted, blighted one

OP-ED: Two decades after 2001, a world...

OP-ED: Two decades after 2001, a world...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Sep 9 2021

We still struggle to explain why al-Qaeda did what it did

OP-ED: Afghanistan: A task for Islamabad,...

OP-ED: Afghanistan: A task for Islamabad,...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Sep 2 2021

The Taliban must now convince the world that Afghan citizens will remain free

OP-ED: The winds blowing in from...

OP-ED: The winds blowing in from...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Aug 26 2021

Afghanistan held a special place in the imaginations of those who came of age in the 60s and 70s

OP-ED: Taliban resurgence and America’s...

OP-ED: Taliban resurgence and America’s...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Aug 19 2021

The legacy of American foreign policy is not a beautiful sight to behold

OP-ED: Post-August 1975: Of turncoats...

OP-ED: Of turncoats and...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Aug 12 2021

Those who ought to have known better

August 1975: The cross of guilt we...

August 1975: The cross of guilt we...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Aug 5 2021

Was the assassination of Bangabandhu a massive security failure, or a conspiracy by those meant to be...

OP-ED: A case for Bangladesh’s...

OP-ED: A case for Bangladesh’s...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Jul 29 2021

We should set our sights on such heights of grandeur as the Olympics

OP-ED: Partition 1947: A season of...

OP-ED: Partition 1947: A season of...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Jul 15 2021

When the sharp dagger of communalism sliced away at the country

OP-ED: The family goes back to...

OP-ED: The family goes back to...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Jul 8 2021

Life requires renewal in these dark times

OP-ED: Politicians falling on their...

OP-ED: Politicians falling on their...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Jul 1 2021

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma is getting his comeuppance, but he isn’t the first political leader...

OP-ED: South Asia needs a replacement...

OP-ED: South Asia needs a replacement...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Jun 24 2021

Could Bangladesh take the first step in this venture?

OP-ED: Disrespecting our women

OP-ED: Disrespecting our women

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Jun 17 2021

In Bangladesh, we talk of women’s empowerment, but do we mean a word of it? 

OP-ED: Suhrawardy Udyan, Old Ganobhaban,...

OP-ED: Suhrawardy Udyan, Old Ganobhaban,...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Jun 10 2021

History is a lot more than just textbooks

OP-ED: De Gaulle and the meaning of...

OP-ED: De Gaulle and the meaning of...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Jun 3 2021

He is a necessary reminder of leadership as it should be

OP-ED: Bangabandhu’s release and Pakistan’s...

OP-ED: Bangabandhu’s release and Pakistan’s...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Sun, May 30 2021

Historical narratives are certainly welcome, but when it is long yarns that are spun by individuals,...

OP-ED: Diplomacy … in and around...

OP-ED: Diplomacy … in and around...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, May 27 2021

Ambassadors should never lecture the host nation

OP-ED: With Rozina Islam, we all...

OP-ED: With Rozina Islam, we all...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Wed, May 19 2021

The ugly treatment of a journalist sends a frightening message to media practitioners

OP-ED: Politicians maligning...

OP-ED: Politicians maligning...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, May 6 2021

When politicians stoop to a level that leave us in a state of disbelief

OP-ED: Hefazat, hate, and history’s...

OP-ED: Hefazat, hate, and history’s...

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Thu, Apr 29 2021

Secularism cannot be deepened if communal elements are permitted free rein