Irfan Chowdhury

Democracy: Yearning for a second coming

March 13, 2012
Democracy: Yearning for a second coming

Not quite four years ago, then Presidential hopeful, Barak Obama told Americans, “Yes I Can” and with the rest of the world, they watched his ascendancy to the presidency, as accolades poured in from every corner. Read more »

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Afsan Chowdhury

March 12: The people suffered

March 12, 2012
March 12: The people suffered

It was not the well attended rally that made Khaleda Zia and her BNP look much better than they have in many years but the high-handed tactics of the AL Government Read more »

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MK Aaref

Rage, riots, and the making of an unruly nation

March 11, 2012
Rage, riots, and the making of an unruly nation

Something has gone totally berserk with our collective psyche.

We are no longer the docile, polite society of bhodroloks anymore. Read more »

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M A Taslim

Balance of payments: Recent developments and implications

March 10, 2012
Balance of payments: Recent developments and implications

Recent data released by Bangladesh Bank suggest that the pressure on the balance of payments has subsided somewhat. The stock of international reserves that had dipped below $9 billion Read more »

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International Crimes Strategy Forum (ICSF)

‘Think it Through, Benches is the Answer’

March 9, 2012
‘Think it Through, Benches is the Answer’

This article is based on the position paper titled ‘Think it Through, Benches is the Answer’ – A Legal and Strategic Analysis of the Government’s Stance on Setting up Additional Tribunals, Read more »

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Fazle Hasan Abed

Harnessing the past, enriching the future

March 8, 2012
Harnessing the past, enriching the future

The year 2012 marks forty years of BRAC’s existence. In these four decades since its inception in February 1972 as a small relief and rehabilitation project in a remote corner of Bangladesh Read more »

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Kayes Ahmed

Blowing up bin Laden’s house

March 7, 2012
Blowing up bin Laden’s house

As the night fell on Saturday February 25, 2012 in Abbottabad, Pakistan, the mechanised backhoes moved in and started demolishing the house bin Laden had lived for seven years Read more »

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Rubana Huq

Treacherous weather of democracy

March 5, 2012
Treacherous weather of democracy

“I am justly killed with mine own treachery”. — (Claudius, in Hamlet)

The weather is treacherous and the weather teases us with unpredictability. In spite of meteorologists predicting with a high degree of certainty whether it will rain tomorrow, in reality, Read more »

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Frank Domenico Cipriani

Afghanistan: When “sorry” doesn’t butter the biscuit

March 4, 2012
Afghanistan: When “sorry” doesn’t butter the biscuit

People who write Op-Ed pieces are not necessarily good reporters. Others are actually brilliant reporters. I fall into the former category. Whenever my editors have asked for a news piece Read more »

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