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Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Syed Badrul Ahsan

Ahsan is a senior journalist based in Bangladesh, and author of ‘Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: From Rebel to Founding Father’

Friends first: despite some turbulence, Indo-Bangladesh ties have been warm
Fri, Mar 26, 2021

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.

In Dhaka, winter is coming
Fri, Nov 02, 2018

Despite its economic successes, Sheikh Hasina government faces political and social challenges as Bangladesh general elections approach

In Dhaka, return of a spectre
Mon, Jun 18, 2018

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.

Letting Down A Friend
Fri, Mar 02, 2018

Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s statements have raised questions, caused dismay in Bangladesh

The solitary prisoner
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Incarceration of Begum Khaleda Zia closes a chapter in Bangladesh politics. And opens a new one

An Injudicious Wrangle
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Political attacks on Chief Justice of Bangladesh Supreme Court set a bad precedent.

Dhaka’s Rohingya dilemma
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Bangladesh’s people and government feel morally pressured to take in the refugees. Hard realities, though, make it difficult.

In denial in Dhaka
Mon, Jul 04, 2016

Friday's events expose Bangladesh government's refusal to recognise the presence of Islamist terror in the country.

Fear and loathing in Dhaka
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

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.

Embattled Desh
Wed, May 04, 2016

The spate of murders by Islamists in Bangladesh takes place amid a failing politics.

Two Executions
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

For many Bangladeshis, they hint at closure for 1971.

In search of the enemy
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

The violent conflict that has undermined social order in Iraq and Pakistan would not, we have consistently informed ourselves, touch us.

Seven Decades Later
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

Exchange of enclaves crowns an optimistic turn in Bangladesh’s political journey.

Delhi To Dhaka, With Hope
Thu, May 28, 2015

Land boundary agreement ratified, more good news could follow.

A sadness in Bangladesh
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

In a society split down the middle, along political lines, religious bigotry rears its ugly head.

Stalemate in Dhaka
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Unless BNP calls off agitation, owns up for the violence, talks seem unlikely.

Uneasy in Dhaka
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

A bitter divide between government, opposition has corroded Bangladesh’s polity.

Facing up to 1971
Tue, Nov 04, 2014

As the Jamaat is dealt new blows, Sheikh Hasina government appears more sure-footed

Bangabandhu, the liberator
Fri, Aug 15, 2014

On his 39th death anniversary, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman still embodies the spirit of collective freedom

The march to nowhere
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

BNP speaks of democracy in Bangladesh but opts out of the election process.

Dhaka deadlock
Sat, Nov 30, 2013

As violence continues,neither Awami League nor BNP is willing to compromise.

No good choices in Dhaka
Thu, Nov 07, 2013

The ruling Awami League has mismanaged. The opposition BNP shows no remorse for its past misrule.

The Dhaka pattern
Thu, Oct 03, 2013

Khaleda Zia’s agitation has taken an intemperate turn.

The darkness of the past
Sat, Sep 21, 2013

Its reaction to Mollah’s sentencing shows Jamaat is unwilling to express contrition over its role in 1971.

To be secular,or not to be
Mon, Aug 05, 2013

De-registration of the Jamaat-e-Islami marks a critical turn in Bangladesh’s struggle for identity