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The UN: An Instrument of Western Aggression

  0 comments   |     by Ghali Hassan

On 19 March the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) succumbed to the usual threats and coercions by the U.S. and voted to impose a “no-fly” zone and declare war on Libya on the pretext to “protect Libyan civilians” from violence. History shows that the UN does not have a record of protecting civilians, but a record of legitimising Western

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China-BGD cooperation under BRI to mitigate seaborne security

  0 comments   |     by Noor Mohammad Sarker

China-Bangladesh cooperation under BRI to mitigate seaborne security threats in the Bay of Bengal The ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative (BRI), commenced by the Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, has been the most significant and far-reaching project that China has ever put forward. Bangladesh is an important strategic partner with Chin

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The New Great Game Has Arrived in Bangladesh

  0 comments   |     by Dr M. Abdul Mu’min Chowdhury

Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Assam’s Bodoland and Bangladesh’s Chittagong What to make of the recent ethno-sectarian violence in Myanmar’s Rakhaine state, Assam’s Bodoland and Bangladesh’s Chittagong? In asking this innocuous question to a number of friends and acquaintance

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Indo-Bangla relations and the “termite” problem

  0 comments   |     by Afsan Chowdhury

Indian’s ruling party BJP leader Amit Shah has called ‘illegal Bangladeshis’ as “termites” which will be cleaned out from the woodwork of Assam in particular. Its not just the unseemly language coming from a major political leader of the most powerful state around that is disturbing. Its also an indicator of the heightened tension in the

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Bangladeshi politics and media: Strange bedfellows?

  0 comments   |     by Afsan Chowdhury

Bangladesh is well known for a flourishing media, rights violations of journalists and political activism rather than excellence. Media workers imagine themselves more as human rights and political activists than professionals. Many see themselves as frontline workers in the struggle to establish freedom and democracy. Often such pursuits follow the party lines of the two major players in Bangl

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Bangladeshi politics and media: Strange bedfellows?

  0 comments   |     by Afsan Chowdhury

Bangladesh is well known for a flourishing media, rights violations of journalists and political activism rather than excellence. Media workers imagine themselves more as human rights and political activists than professionals. Many see themselves as frontline workers in the struggle to establish freedom and democracy. Often such pursuits follow the party lines of the

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Assam: Why India denying Bengali Migrants?

  0 comments   |     by Rajeev Ahmad

Since Muslim bashing ultra-Hinduism is the main driving force of Modi government, Assam has been observing a series of discontent and violence between these two religious groups. It appears as a successful strategy because the anti-Muslim Bengali sentiment is rising within the total demography. Assam acco

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The Absurdity of the New ‘Great Game’ in Central Asia

  0 comments   |     by Lyle J. Goldstein

When the American people went to the polls in November 2016, they could be forgiven for thinking they had elected a president who might just bring the troops home from Afghanistan. After nearly seventeen years of grinding war in that poor, desolate and ultimately ins

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The NRC Fallout – An exercise of complexities and exclusion

  0 comments   |     by Mohammed Tahsin

The world is awash with thousands of anecdotes about large-scale migration of people to places away from their homelands. Compelled by reasons to escape persecution, evade conflicts, economic and nature-driven pressures, et al. Ideally to make a living, which erupts from a longing for infrastructure, homogenous and pervasive, quintessential for survival. However, a deliberate reducing of millions

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Election Results Could be Good for Pakistan, Bad for US

  0 comments   |     by Graham E. Fuller

A bold new political face has come to power in the recent Pakistani elections, possibly offering the US a new opportunity in that country. Sadly the opportunity will likely be squandered—again. There’s something about Pakistani and US interests that seem doomed to collision course—mainly because Pakistan’s national interests are rarely what the US thinks they should be. Pakistanis themselv

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