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Ashikur Rahman

Ashikur Rahman is senior economist, Policy Research Institute.

Goodwill is only the beginning. Much rides on the Indo-Bangladesh friendship
Sat, Mar 27, 2021

PM Modi’s two-day visit is likely to be a helpful curtain-raiser for many contentious political and economic negotiations.

An Expert Explains: How Bangladesh has reduced gap — and is now projected to overtake India
Tue, Nov 03, 2020

Taking a long view, it is evident that the economic growth of Bangladesh has been steady over the past four decades. Following some turbulence in the years after independence due to famine and natural disasters, overall progress since the 1990s has been good.

CAB, NRC threaten to undo strides that Bangladesh, India took in recent past
Mon, Dec 16, 2019

It is only under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership — after the electoral victory of the Awami League-led alliance in 2008 — that Bangladesh made a complete U-turn in its approach to India.

Sheikh Hasina in India: Amid some challenges, celebrating a special friendship
Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Since 2009, Bangladesh and India have peacefully navigated many contested issues that had remained unresolved since 1947.

Understanding BNP’s decline
Mon, Jan 07, 2019

As striking as the Awami League’s election triumph has been the BNP’s rout. Unable to reinvent itself and still looking to Islamabad, the BNP could face the fate of the Muslim League in Bangladesh. Here is why

BNP’s Blinkers
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Bangladesh’s main opposition party’s distrust of India is politically imprudent

A Deradicalisation Agenda
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Bangladesh urgently needs to overhaul its anti-terror strategy.

Next step in Dhaka: Modi and Hasina must build on the new beginning in ties
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

PM Narendra Modi is set to hold talks with Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka.