War and conflict

The tortuous road to Naga peace

June 19, 2015
Subir Bhaumik
The tortuous road to Naga peace

The publicity that surrounds the success of India‚Äôs ‚Äėcross-border‚Äô strike against rebels in Myanmar cannot hide the fact that the real failure of Indian intelligence was not in predicting the possible spot of the ambush but in anticipating the emergence of a rebel coalition in the jungles of Myanmar.
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Posted in Bi-lateral Issue, India, Neighbours, Politics, South Asia, War and conflict | No Comments »

Is Turkey going Pakistan’s way?

October 16, 2014
A. Rahman
Is Turkey going Pakistan’s way?

The three-time prime minister of Turkey, Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan, became the first elected president in the presidential election
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Posted in Middle East, Religious Extremism, Terrorism, War and conflict, World | 7 Comments »

Road to perdition: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

July 17, 2014
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
Road to perdition: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

War and religion have always had an intricate and complicated relationship: war has historically been an instrument to progress ideology
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Posted in International, War and conflict | 6 Comments »

1971 and the expatriate war criminals

November 8, 2013
Julian Francis
1971 and the expatriate war criminals

I have been following the war crimes trials since they started and I was wondering what would happen if Bangladeshis who are now foreign nationals are found guilty of murder and crimes against humanity.
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Posted in 1971, Uncategorized, War Crimes Trial, War and conflict | 12 Comments »

Betrayers of people’s interest

April 29, 2013
Mo Chaudhury
Betrayers of people’s interest

The historical betrayal of the people of Bengal by Mir Jafar Ali Khan in the 18th century is held with such disdain that the name Mir Jafar is synonymous with treachery among Bangalis
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Democracy, Disaster, Violence, War and conflict | 5 Comments »

Cats be damned: Social media and social responsibility

March 30, 2013
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
Cats be damned: Social media and social responsibility

‚ÄúIs your country on the verge of a civil war?‚ÄĚ asked a meticulously dressed diplomat. I was confused for a second, thinking this person may have thought that I was from Kenya
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Media, War and conflict | 6 Comments »

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 »

Journey through the Spirit of Independence

February 13, 2013
Mehzabin Ahmed
Journey through the Spirit of Independence

While I have always been fascinated by the red and green flare of our flag, the power of its spirit struck me as suddenly every one stood up, and hundreds of us were covered by the shelter of our beloved flag
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War and conflict | 5 Comments »

Shahbagh Movement: The expatriate perspective

February 12, 2013
Expatriate Writers
Shahbagh Movement: The expatriate perspective

We are expatriate Bangladeshis. Like the ordinary people of Bangladesh, we hold Bangladesh deep inside our hearts. That is exactly why
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War and conflict | 4 Comments »

The conviction of youth

February 10, 2013
Israfil Khosru
The conviction of youth

As the size of Shahbagh protest continues to grow and spill over the city and beyond, one fact has been overtly made clear. The youth has spoken. It is evidently clear that the urban youth of Bangladesh
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War and conflict | 8 Comments »

Dr Ali Al-Ghamdi: Luxury of lies

January 8, 2013
Pritom Das
Dr Ali Al-Ghamdi: Luxury of lies

The International Crimes Tribunals (ICTs) of Bangladesh are walking steadily towards ending the impunity that has been prevailing for 41 years. The people of Bangladesh and
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial, War and conflict | 19 Comments »

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