Syed Bashir

Chittagong tip of the iceberg

January 31, 2014
Chittagong tip of the iceberg

The 2004 Chittagong arms haul was huge by any standard – but surely not something that happened suddenly. Read more »

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Kayes Ahmed

Pox on both your houses!

January 30, 2014
Pox on both your houses!

There was a time when an outbreak of small pox could and would wipe out a family, a neighbourhood or an entire village. Read more »

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Anis Chowdhury

Why agonise over economic growth?

January 28, 2014
Why agonise over economic growth?

Economic growth rates and their projections always attract headlines. There is almost universal belief in the “goodness” of GDP growth. In fact, in 1991 Read more »

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Mo Chaudhury

A proposal

January 27, 2014
A proposal

This commentary proposes the essential framework of an election time interim government in Bangladesh, an issue that seems to be at the heart Read more »

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Matiur Rahman

What should come next?

January 24, 2014
What should come next?

The 10th tainted parliamentary election is over not as a traditional festive one. This questionable election has been clouded with violence, arrogance, mysteries Read more »

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David Rohde

Dooming the Syria talks before they begin

February 2, 2014
Dooming the Syria talks before they begin

The United States won a short-term diplomatic victory over Iran this week. Under intense pressure from American officials Read more »

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Nicholas Wapshott

Message for Clinton: Look before you leap

January 29, 2014
Message for Clinton: Look before you leap

Two magazine covers last week heralded the arrival of the fully fledged Clinton campaign-in-waiting, outing the nation’s worst-kept Read more »

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Rabiul H. Zaki

Oil shock and economy

January 26, 2014
Oil shock and economy

Future oil shock
Let us now develop some scenarios to see how oil prices may change in case Iran is attacked and it disrupts or closes the Strait of Hormuz. Read more »

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Julian Francis

The road back

January 23, 2014
The road back

On January 21st, 2014, I was in thought remembering the difficult journey I made from Kolkata to Dhaka all those years ago in 1972. Read more »

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