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BANGLADESH TODAY

AL-BNP in mood swings while voters hope for the...


In the last couple of months, the AL-BNP conflict situation has become a bit intriguing. From a state of high confidence, the ruling party Awami... More

Rape, FB and class conflict in Dhaka


In a country where the upper class enjoys almost total impunity, they suddenly faced an unexpected furor over an alleged rape incident. It allegedly happened... More

Economic migration: Why flee from an emerging tiger?


Bangladesh has been a top performing economy in Asia, averaging a 6 % + growth rate largely driven by exports, particularly the garments sector, for... More

Terrorists yes, IS no : Sk. Hasina takes a...


Terrorism is going through an identity crisis in Bangladesh.  Everyone now agrees there is terrorism, - read Islamic militants- but few agree what is their... More

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What will the jihadist takeover of Kashmir...

Who would the world blame if Kashmir, a disputed territory between Pakistan and India, falls a prey to jihadist radicalization and turn into a battle ground between competing religious ideologies, outshining the erstwhile fervor for national independence and emancipation from decades of suppression?  This is a question... More

Naked ambition

India’s newly annunciated "Joint Armed Forces Doctrine" envisaging force projection beyond its borders mandates that the three services, Army, Navy and Air Force will fight as an integrated force. Calling for cooperation and inter-operability of goals, services, techniques, command structure and logistics as opposed to fighting independently... More

AL-BNP in mood swings while voters hope...

In the last couple of months, the AL-BNP conflict situation has become a bit intriguing. From a state of high confidence, the ruling party Awami League seems to be taking the Opposition party BNP more seriously as an opponent. But BNP’s organizational frame is in shambles and... More

Myanmar’s fragile peace process set to unravel

Myanmar’s peace process is slowly unraveling as the discussions between the government and the ethnic groups involved remains marred by confusion, indecision and division. Days away from the next round of the 21st Century Panglong or national peace conference, there is still no clear idea of who... More

Why kicking itself out of OBOR was...

While India stopped short of attending the last week held summit of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in China, otherwise known as ‘One Belt One Road’ vision, the decision should not be confused with, despite India’s allusions to the violation of its territory and sovereignty, the possibility... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

 Sri Lanka in a balancing act over China’s One Belt, One...

While participating in last week’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) forum in Beijing, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe walked a tight rope: seeking economic and other benefits from China while maintaining close relations... More

China is working on the largest infrastructure endeavor in human history

No great power is complete without troops, warships and missiles sprinkled around the planet. Now China is squeaking into an exclusive club — joining America, Russia, France, and few others in operating at least one... More

Why Major Gogoi is wrong

  On April 9, the day of the election to the vacant Srinagar parliamentary seat, a cornered paramilitary unit in Budgam district called the army for assistance to secure a polling booth they were afraid... More

Resolving the National Question: Where is the key?

"We all know the old joke about a guy looking for his lost key under the street light; when asked where he lost it, he admits that it was in a dark corner. So... More

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Reaction to “Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade”

David Bergman, British investigative journalist based in Bangladesh, commented on a recently published column of South Asian Monitor titled "SOUTHERN EYE: Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade" in his facebook profile. "This is a fascinating and detailed article... More

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