January, 2016

  • 5 January

    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.

December, 2015

  • 18 December

    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..

November, 2015

  • 16 November

    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.

September, 2015

  • 13 September

    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.

August, 2015

  • 29 August

    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.

  • 10 August

    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.

July, 2015

  • 19 July

    Bangladesh’s Freshwater Crisis Intensifies

    With freshwater sources destroyed after Cyclone Aila in 2009 and increasing salinity due to lack of flow in rivers, coastal Bangladesh is facing an acute drinking water crisis with women the worst sufferers.

  • 7 July

    View from Bangladesh: Hullabaloo in the Maldives

    One Bangladeshi analyst believes that political upheaval and government’s authoritarian actions in Maldives have caused rise of Islamic conservatism,  a politically influenced judiciary, militarization of the police, close collaboration with China, and increasing harassment of migrant workers.

May, 2015

  • 16 May

    Bangladesh’s Fading Democracy

    Bangladeshi people are showing signs of frustration with political leadership that is preoccupied with mud-slinging. They are losing trust in state institutions. Stuck in political limbo, they have no higher authority to turn to. This in turn encourages third parties to fish in troubled waters.

April, 2015

  • 6 April

    China, India and the Great Dam Rush

    The construction of dams on major rivers has serious implications for millions living downstream.