Shahbagh Chottor: A definite message

February 13, 2013
Syed Rajib Imteaz
Shahbagh <em>Chottor</em>: A definite message

The message delivered in Projonmo Chottor by the youth of Bangladesh may seem pretty straightforward: an outcry for the capital punishment for the war criminals of 1971.
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War and conflict | 2 Comments »

The case of Nafis and the perpetual state of denial

October 26, 2012
Asif Farooq
The case of Nafis and the perpetual state of denial

The world obviously is not a perfect place. The sheer multitude of stories from different corners of the world is overwhelming. The more interconnected we are, the more we get to learn about different cultures, cohesion and conflicts among us.
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Posted in Religious Extremism, Terrorism | 11 Comments »

Iran’s nuclear programme : A crisis gone haywire?

May 9, 2012
Asif Farooq
Iran’s nuclear programme : A crisis gone haywire?

James Blight – my professor in a class of only four students – told us that you cannot expect an Iranian to start talking about anything current on U.S. without mentioning once about the 1953 coupe.
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Pakistan – hedging democracy with the generals

January 21, 2012
Asif Farooq
Pakistan – hedging democracy with the generals

In the latest development in a series of political upheavals, the so-called democratic government of Pakistan has opted for a head-on collision with its strong military leadership. The ties between the two power houses began with the Memogate scandal in which the former Pakistani
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A state in crisis

July 23, 2011
Asif Farooq
A state in crisis

Pakistan as a sovereign state is a geographic reality dictated by its boundary, but its internal and external strategic policy indicates that it is no less than a state in serious crisis. Furthermore, the identity that Pakistan as a country enshrines since its conception has become contorted as much as it remains an unfinished...
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What’s holding Bangladesh back from implementing the CHT accord?

June 25, 2011
Asif Farooq
What’s holding Bangladesh back from implementing the CHT accord?

The status quo of the CHT crisis has become a ‘sticky’ matter for Bangladesh. The government, both under the ruling and the opposition parties, have taken a very similar approach of not recognising the indigenous people in the constitution.
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