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History, West’s enmity echoed in Red Square

As thousands of boots kept hitting the grounds in Moscow’s Red Square on 9 May, it wasn’t just another sheer display of Russian military might, coupled with unforgotten joys of victory over the Nazis but, more.   It conveyed a profound message. Thursday, May 14th, 2015

And ‘military logic’, always prevails in the end

  Thursday, July 17, is Day 10 of the latest escalation in the Middle East conflict. Of course that entire region finds itself mired today in so many wells of uncertainty, it would be easy to forget that historically, any mention Friday, July 18th, 2014

Hina Rabbani Khar: Pakistan’s best face in foreign policy

  Barrister Harun ur Rashid   Pakistan's new foreign minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, who was sworn in on July 19th, takes charge at a time when the country's foreign policy will be tested in relation to India, Afghanistan and US.   Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. Saturday, August 6th, 2011

An uneasy calm

  Shamsuddin Ahmed   Intelligence reports about the Maoists and the secessionist groups in the northeast states of India have made the government uneasy. Recent reports quoted by the media said the outlawed Maoist party has been extending bases in the cities. The Saturday, August 6th, 2011

The crisis of multiculturalism in Europe

  Towheed Feroze   If one seeks the definition of restraint in the face of outrageous injustice then perhaps Norway is the best example. Despite the death of 77 people by a right wing extremist, the country has been valiantly composed Friday, August 5th, 2011

US debt crisis: talks make ‘significant progress’

  Associated Press   The White House and Republican leaders in Congress have made significant progress towards a deal to raise the US debt ceiling and avert a potentially catastrophic default, according to officials familiar with the talks.   Under a plan negotiated late on Sunday, July 31st, 2011

In Conversation with Tasanawadee Miancharoen

  Tasanawadee Miancharoen, Thailand’s ambassador to Bangladesh, is a soft-spoken but articulate diplomat. Pursuing a long 33-year diplomatic career since 1977, she took up the coveted ambassadorial assignments concurrently in Bangladesh and Bhutan in February 2010.   Ms Miancharoen has devoted her time Sunday, July 31st, 2011

An uneasy calm

  Shamsuddin Ahmed   An uneasy calm prevails in north-east India where leaders of secessionist groups have converged at a safe place along the Myanmar border under the aegis of their external friends. Intelligence reports leaked to the daily Assam Tribune gave an Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Famine in East Africa

Rafiqul Islam ​ Eastern Africa is experiencing the ‘most severe food crisis in the world’ today with at least 10 million people affected in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda. A total of 10.7 million people have the need of humanitarian assistance where Friday, July 29th, 2011

To be, or not to be (Indian)

  Shamsuddin Ahmed   A tripartite agreement creating Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in Darjeeling across the northern border of Bangladesh was reached on July 18 amid general strike in most areas of the region. Parties to the agreement are West Bengal state government, Sunday, July 24th, 2011
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