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    Of the Belt and Road initiative and West Bengal

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 12:05am on May 25, 2017

    NEXT month, China will host a high-profile meeting of stakeholders and potential stakeholders of the One Belt, One Road project, the largest logistics and infrastructure building initiative in the history of mankind...

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    What price hypocrisy?

    by John Wight | Updated at 12:05am on May 25, 2017

    THE lack of a coherent anti-terrorism strategy in Washington and by extension the West, as emergency services deal with the devastating aftermath of yet another terrorist atrocity in Europe — this time a suicide bomb attack at a concert in Manchester, England — has been thrown into sharp relief during president Trump’s tour of the Middle East...

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    Reversing the growing trust deficit in Lanka’s north

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on May 25, 2017

    DURING the period of the previous government, May 18 became a day of tension in the north...

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    New cracks in Russia-gate ‘assessment’

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 25, 2017

    AT THE centre of the Russia-gate scandal is a curious US intelligence ‘assessment’ that was pulled together in less than a month and excluded many of the agencies that would normally weigh in on such an important topic as whether Russia tried to influence the outcome of a US presidential election...

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    Govt must step in to halt Ramadan price increase

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 24, 2017

    THE government’s failure to keep prices in check during, and one or two months before, Ramadan is worrying....

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    Poverty must be addressed to end girls’ drop-out

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 24, 2017

    AN INCREASED drop-out rate of girls from secondary and higher secondary education proves that government programmes to promote girl’s education are far from reaching the goals...

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    Context and consequences

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 24, 2017

    The US president Donald Trump has no well-defined policy or strategy, let alone a vision, for the Middle East yet...

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    More bilateral treaties for better investment deal?

    by Atek Shuvo | Updated at 12:05am on May 24, 2017

    THE Bangladesh government is making statements that it is making good and friendly environments for investments in Bangladesh, but the current legal scenario is very different...

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