Posts Tagged ‘ Army ’

Servants killing state owners: what next?

February 5, 2015
Dr. Kalam Azad
Servants killing state owners: what next?

The Constitution of Bangladesh asserts that its citizens are the sole owners of the country.
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Democracy, Politics, Terrorism, Violence | 6 Comments »

When soldiers occupy their own countries

January 25, 2015
Syed Badrul Ahsan
When soldiers occupy their own countries

The army-picked parliament in Thailand has impeached deposed prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
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Posted in 1971, Army, Democracy, Politics, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Egypt and the ‘opportunistic’ intelligentsia

August 20, 2013
Irfan Chowdhury
Egypt and the ‘opportunistic’ intelligentsia

Growing up in a traditional Chittagonian family meant that, before the age of seven, I had finished the Quran, by virtue of attending a dawn madrassa
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Posted in International | 3 Comments »

What failed in Pakistan will not work in Egypt

August 3, 2013
David Rohde
What failed in Pakistan will not work in Egypt

As the Egyptian army continued its violent crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood this week, White House officials said that the United States can’t cut off
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Recent events in the army and future of democracy

February 7, 2012
Manzurul Ahsan Khan
Recent events in the army and future of democracy

The Bangladesh Army briefing on January 19, 2012 disclosing the foiled coup attempt has clarified some of the confusion among the people. Media and the internet were rife with rumours and misinformation.
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Posted in Democracy, Politics | 15 Comments »

A failed coup, political immaturity and all that talk

January 31, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
A failed coup, political immaturity and all that talk

A military coup to take over the country is everyone’s business and not just of the military’s. In the last edition of this business, the state authorities came to the people to explain matters and invited media as the conduit of public information to distribute their words.
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Posted in Democracy, Politics | 21 Comments »

Complete Egypt’s revolution

November 24, 2011
David Rohde
Complete Egypt’s revolution

For decades, the Egyptian military has operated an economy within an economy in Egypt. With the tacit support of the United States, the armed forces own and operate a sprawling network of for-profit businesses. The military runs factories that manufacture televisions, bottled water and other consumer goods.
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Posted in International | 1 Comment »

The move of morality or complicit indifference?

October 31, 2011
Rubana Huq
The move of morality or complicit indifference?

The Narayanganj City Corporation Election appears to have been a fair prelude to the final scene. Read between the lines: an enraged Chief Election Commissioner threatening to confront the government for not having sent the army to the polling scene;
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Politicians, fend for yourselves

July 31, 2011
NM Harun
Politicians, fend for yourselves

The political arena is full of confusion. But, as it is said, out of chaos comes order, so politics will hopefully take shape out of the current confusion.
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The 15th amendment: Restoration in, caretaker system out, and political jhogra imminent

July 4, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
The 15th amendment: Restoration in, caretaker system out, and political jhogra imminent

The 15th amendment to the constitution is done which achieves, after three decades, high symbolism by restoring the four fundamental principles of the 1972 constitution i.e. nationalism, socialism, democracy and secularism. The same 15th amendment has also put an end to the non-partisan caretaker government system, the electoral facilitation tool which had made the...
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Why does AL-BNP resemble Fakhruddin-Moeen combo?

April 4, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Why does AL-BNP resemble Fakhruddin-Moeen combo?

Fakhruddin-Moeen (F-M) bashing appears to be a favourite pastime of some who conveniently forget that at least for once the politicians had created such a situation that military intervention was impossible to avoid. BNP handled the caretaker government situation so bad that it ended up with Prof. Iajuddin as the president and the PM,...
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Shiraj Shikder, Mujib, Taher, Zia: Bangladesh’s blood parade truth still unknown

January 23, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Shiraj Shikder, Mujib, Taher, Zia: Bangladesh’s blood parade truth still unknown

The intervention of the court to find out what really transpired that led to the hanging of Col. Taher is welcomed. It is significant not just because Taher was a man of history with many followers and admirers but also because his death is still shrouded in mystery.
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Why should the army feel accountable for what they do?

October 31, 2010
Afsan Chowdhury
Why should the army feel accountable for what they do?

The ongoing problem between the people of Rupganj and the armed forces with a camp being torched by a mob is significant showing that the interacting spaces between the army and the people have become nonexistent. We should be able to recognise that the army is not only autonomous of standard rules and laws...
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