Ahsan is a senior journalist based in Bangladesh, and author of ‘Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: From Rebel to Founding Father’
Maintaining stable and friendly relations with India has been to Bangladesh’s advantage. PM Modi’s visit to Dhaka will be an opportunity for both countries to enhance cooperation.
Despite its economic successes, Sheikh Hasina government faces political and social challenges as Bangladesh general elections approach
The murder of Shahjahan Bachchhu pierces the complacency that had set in with regard to the terrorism challenge, as Bangladesh braces for political turbulence ahead of polls.
Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s statements have raised questions, caused dismay in Bangladesh
Incarceration of Begum Khaleda Zia closes a chapter in Bangladesh politics. And opens a new one
Political attacks on Chief Justice of Bangladesh Supreme Court set a bad precedent.
Bangladesh’s people and government feel morally pressured to take in the refugees. Hard realities, though, make it difficult.
Friday's events expose Bangladesh government's refusal to recognise the presence of Islamist terror in the country.
Despite increasing attacks by Islamist militants, Sheikh Hasina’s government fails to act. Lack of a credible, viable opposition in parliament makes people’s despondency deeper.
The spate of murders by Islamists in Bangladesh takes place amid a failing politics.
For many Bangladeshis, they hint at closure for 1971.
The violent conflict that has undermined social order in Iraq and Pakistan would not, we have consistently informed ourselves, touch us.
Exchange of enclaves crowns an optimistic turn in Bangladesh’s political journey.
Land boundary agreement ratified, more good news could follow.
In a society split down the middle, along political lines, religious bigotry rears its ugly head.
Unless BNP calls off agitation, owns up for the violence, talks seem unlikely.
A bitter divide between government, opposition has corroded Bangladesh’s polity.
As the Jamaat is dealt new blows, Sheikh Hasina government appears more sure-footed
On his 39th death anniversary, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman still embodies the spirit of collective freedom
BNP speaks of democracy in Bangladesh but opts out of the election process.
As violence continues,neither Awami League nor BNP is willing to compromise.
The ruling Awami League has mismanaged. The opposition BNP shows no remorse for its past misrule.
Khaleda Zias agitation has taken an intemperate turn.
Its reaction to Mollahs sentencing shows Jamaat is unwilling to express contrition over its role in 1971.
De-registration of the Jamaat-e-Islami marks a critical turn in Bangladeshs struggle for identity