October 21, 2017

Bangladesh: ‘Suicidal Deals with India Unacceptable’

The approaching visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in April 7-10 to India, the worries are more in Bangladesh, the apprehension that she might be intimidated to give in to India’s interest at the cost of that of Bangladesh. Read More »

Flowing in the Right Direction

Bangladesh has achieved significant development in terms of water security, but it has a lot more to do. Read More »

Bangladesh Drifting Towards Radicalization

The South Asian nation is witnessing increasing incidence of terrorism, with government increasingly succumbing to the growing political power of religious extremists. The IS and Al-Qaeda-affiliated groups are showing growing presence in Chittagong and other regions in southeast Bangladesh. Read More »

Bangladesh: An African Path to Prosperity?

Whether Bangladesh succeeds in meeting its challenges will depend on its ability to improve its infrastructure and tax collection, its willingness to deal with governance and corruption, and to deepen economic inclusion. Few would, on the record of the last 20 years, bet against it. Read More »

Bangladesh Transforms Despite its Vicious Politics

The past 25 years have seen astonishing and unexpected transformations in social and economic welfare. Unless something extraordinary happens, Bangladesh looks to be headed for a political transformation involving the decline of at least one political dynasty. Read More »

Bangladesh: Joining the Saudi Coalition Would be a Bad Idea

Joining the Saudi coalition is an awful idea that can bring tidal waves of retaliation killing to Bangladesh in the process. Every moron and their nephew will now open a Da’esh franchise in Bangladesh, warns one analyst.. Read More »

Living with Unsafe Water in Dhaka

Contaminated tap water puts millions at risk in Bangladesh’s capital because of the city’s vast network of damaged underground pipes and lack of waste disposal. Read More »

View from Bangladesh: The Hindu Dilemma

India’s recent decision to let Bangladeshi Hindus stay there indefinitely has made many people happy, but the move raises some tricky questions. Read More »

Solar Lamps Make Big Money for Bangladesh

Bangladesh is the first country to get UN climate funds to install home solar energy systems in villages off the electricity grid. Read More »

Religious Extremism on the Rise in Bangladesh

Militants from at least two Bangladeshi banned outfits may be preparing for attacks in the country, including targeted assassinations. But Dhaka lacks a dedicated counter-terrorism response. Read More »