Commentary

The Prime Minister and the Rohingyas

  In September, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came forth with a concrete plan on what the world must do to assist Myanmar’s Rohingyas in their struggle for survival. In her five-point plan, spelt out in the course of her address at Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The unedifying debate around Justice Sinha

  The demarcation of territory between the judiciary and the executive in Bangladesh has been getting blurred of late. One does not require much wisdom to comprehend the inglorious way in which the ruling political class has effectively created a crisis Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Justice Sinha episode: Did professional media pass the test?

  Mainstream, professional or whatever paid media is called nowadays faced two crises in the latest Sinha episode. It became prone to sensational and superficial reporting and in a bid to compete with each other and social media. And it didn’t Thursday, October 19th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Rohingyas … and a suppressed report

  It is quite an eye-opener. If the United Nations representative in Myanmar did commission a report on the global body’s strategy in dealing with the Myanmar government on the Rohingya situation and then suppressed it, it worries everyone. And it Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Courier Asks: End of the road for Mushfiqur?

  The Bangladesh cricket team’s abject performance in the 2-Test series that concluded against South Africa this week will have been enough to bring even the most die-hard optimists among Tigers fans crashing down cruelly to earth, following the high of Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Why the unseemly Nobel obsession needs to stop

  The kind of award, reward and honorific obsession we display should be explored by sociologists. We seem to want to be recognized by official agencies, national or international, at all costs which includes self respect and dignity. The favourite one Thursday, October 12th, 2017

A lackluster popular response to Japan’s upcoming snap election

  Japan is getting ready for another snap election that was called late last month by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.  The election call and the subsequent dissolution of the lower house of the Diet have cut short the duration of the Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Kissinger, Yahya … and more dissembling

  Henry Kissinger has thrown new light on Bangladesh’s struggle for independence in 1971. For perhaps the very first time since he and President Richard Nixon adopted a patently pro-Pakistan policy throughout the nine months of the Yahya Khan junta’s repression Thursday, October 12th, 2017

From the Editor-in-Chief: Rohingyas and the UNSC

  It is a depressing situation.   It appears that the global community has adopted a callous attitude toward the Rohingyas. That much is clear from the deliberations last week of the UN Security Council, which was unable to adopt any resolution that Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

The Rohingyas, the UN … and our world

  More than half a million of them have come to Bangladesh, not out of choice, not with ill motives, but from a very basic need to save their lives and the lives of their families. They are the Rohingyas, people Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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