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Fury and bloodbath in Pakistan

Fury and bloodbath in Pakistan

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Sat, Jan 23 2016

The voices of progressive and moderate elements will continue to be suppressed if the politics of Pakistan...

The unsinkable Donald Trump

The unsinkable Donald Trump

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Tue, Jan 19 2016

While saner Americans are appalled by Trump’s outlandish statements, he continues to be cheered on by...

In quest of status

In quest of status

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Thu, Jan 14 2016

It would be demeaning to associate the status of a bureaucratic position to that of a university professor...

Random acts of terror

Random acts of terror

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Mon, Oct 5 2015

We shouldn’t be too ready to jump to the conclusion of organised religious militancyIn the conflict-ridden...

From one hostile land to another

From one hostile land to another

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Sun, Sep 27 2015

Middle Eastern refugees wish to run away from their entire region, not just their respective nationsThe...

The indisputable legacy of...

The indisputable legacy of...

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Mon, Aug 24 2015

Bangabandhu’s portrait may not hang in one building or another, but there can be no doubt about his role...

From Arab Spring to Arab Winter

From Arab Spring to Arab Winter

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Tue, Jul 7 2015

Western democracy, as it exists, is based on the fundamental principles of universal human rights. Unfortunately,...

US to Cuba, finally

US to Cuba, finally

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Thu, Apr 30 2015

President Obama made history recently when he met with Cuban President Raul Castro one-to-one at the...

The Middle East boiling in the...

The Middle East boiling in the...

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Sat, Mar 28 2015

Defying all predictions to the contrary, Israel’s hawkish prime minister has a fourth-time chance...

The perilous fault lines of our...

The perilous fault lines of our...

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Sat, Mar 21 2015

The fault lines would not have developed if care was taken by the political leadership to honour the...

In the name of Islam

In the name of Islam

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Fri, Feb 6 2015

For the immediate future, the Muslim countries need to unite to bring down the warring militantsThere...

Dhaka is no Rome

Dhaka is no Rome

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Fri, Jan 23 2015

In modern democracies, disputes are not resolved by sword or violence, but by negotiations and discussionsThe...

Between a rock and a hard place

Between a rock and a hard place

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Mon, Jan 12 2015

The street becomes the parliament, and voices are replaced by firearms and arsonA famous political philosopher...

Does Pakistan mean serious business...

Does Pakistan mean serious business...

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Wed, Jan 7 2015

What is spawned in Pakistan can affect and will affect the rest of the regionPakistan authorities seem...

Unification or division of a...

Unification or division of a...

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Sat, Nov 8 2014

The war crimes trial should not be a cause for revival of the issues that led to our independence struggleThere...

The second phase

The second phase

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Wed, Aug 20 2014

The phase of the war in Iraq may end quickly if the mission is only to oust ISIL After much hand-wringing...

The Middle East burns

The Middle East burns

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Wed, Jul 16 2014

A radical Islamic state based on the dreams of a band of zealots may not happen without external supportSo...

The most persecuted minority in the...

The most persecuted minority in the...

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Sun, May 25 2014

What can we do to prevent an even greater influx of Rohingyas should the Myanmar authorities continue...

Ukraine, here we go again

Ukraine, here we go again

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Tue, Feb 25 2014

Ukraine is no Bangladesh, neither Bangladesh is Ukraine. But people in both countries have similar aspirations,...

Of agitators and administrators

Of agitators and administrators

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Fri, Feb 14 2014

In Bangladesh, we have some examples of agitators turning into administrators, but most of these persons...

Election games

Election games

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Sun, Jan 19 2014

Western countries will gradually accept the elections, but with public pronouncement for a desire for...