by Dr M Afsarul Qader | Updated at 01:23am on October 14, 2016
CHINA has woken up! After centuries of turmoil mainly due to internal problems, administrative weaknesses and humiliations that it faced from the European, Japanese and the US invasion and occupation, finally the sleeping giant as predicted by the French genius Napoleon Bonaparte is out of its stupor and trying to assert itself by its peaceful achievements in the economic and strategic spheres of the world...
by M Shahidul Islam | Updated at 01:10am on October 14, 2016
CHINESE president Xi Jinping’s visit to Bangladesh is likely to be a landmark one owing to a number of factors. After three decades, a Chinese president is visiting Bangladesh signifying growing importance of the latter in South Asia’s economics and geopolitics. ..
by Dr Niaz Murtaza | Updated at 09:55pm on October 11, 2016
GIVEN the ulterior agendas of global powers like the US, the UN record of resolving the status of contested domains is poor...
by Nick Beams | Updated at 09:53pm on October 11, 2016
THE annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund held over the weekend in Washington did not confront an immediate crisis, such as in 2009 in the midst of the meltdown of the global...
| Updated at 09:52pm on October 11, 2016
THE sufferings of 1,663 Bangladeshi workers in Saudi Arabia having received no wages for nine months, indeed, deserve serious attention of the expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment ministry...
| Updated at 09:48pm on October 11, 2016
A PROMINENT absence of facilities for people with disabilities, not only in the capital Dhaka but also elsewhere across the country, coupled with the lack of government initiatives...
by Ulson Gunnar | Updated at 09:47pm on October 11, 2016
THE United Nations has never looked more impotent, irrelevant and politically motivated in its actions than it has regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria...
| Updated at 09:45pm on October 11, 2016
There is an untapped reservoir of liberalism within the Sri Lankan society, especially at its higher levels. At higher levels of society, educational opportunities are greater and so are the possibilities for mixing...
Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 09:39pm on October 11, 2016
WITH party-based politics in steep decline, Rampal and Khadiza are becoming bigger issues though both have political connections...
by Eric Margolis | Updated at 11:08pm on October 10, 2016
FIFTEEN years ago this week, the US launched the longest war in its history: the invasion and occupation of remote Afghanistan. Neighboring Pakistan was forced to facilitate...