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    Psychoanalysis of Indo-Bangla military deal

    by Md Ashraful Haque | Updated at 10:24pm on April 10, 2017

    THE talk of a possible Bangladesh-India military deal has been in the air for some time now. Although the terms are never discussed in the parliament, newspaper reports revealed some of the aspects of the deal and I see it mostly as an offer of US$500 million line of credit to Bangladesh for the purchase of military hardware from India...

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    Canada gives full support to US strike on Syria

    by Roger Jordan | Updated at 10:23pm on April 10, 2017

    PRIME minister Justin Trudeau, his liberal government, and virtually the entire Canadian political and media establishment were quick to give their full-throated support to last week’s illegal, and geopolitically incendiary, US missile strike on Syria...

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    The Pandora’s box of war

    by Chris Hedges | Updated at 10:19pm on April 10, 2017

    WAR opens a Pandora’s box of evils that once unleashed are beyond anyone’s control. The invasion of Afghanistan set out to defeat al-Qaida, and nearly 16 years later, we are embroiled in a losing fight with the Taliban...

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    Assad and the rise of IS

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 10, 2017

    FINDING a link between Bashar Assad’s regime and the rise of the so-called Islamic State will not come as a surprise to many Syrians...

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    Brexit: securing a new English-speaking union

    by F William Engdahl | Updated at 01:05am on April 10, 2017

    IT IS becoming clear that there is a far more ambitious strategy behind Great Britain’s exit from the European Union, the so-called Brexit...

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 10, 2017

    ALTHOUGH I ceased to be a university teacher in October 1967, my initial links to the project probably caused the authorities to trace me in the Civil Service Academy...

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    A travesty of give-and-take

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 10, 2017

    ON APRIL 7, 2017, Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister of Bangladesh, arrived on a state visit to New Delhi, the capital of the Indian Union...

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    Lack of transparency in tackling crimes, extremism

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 10, 2017

    DEATH in ‘gunfight’, ‘crossfire’ and ‘encounter’, involving law enforcement agencies, has been a never-ending tale despite criticism of such incidents at home and abroad...

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    Delhi’s crude selfishness to a ‘friendly’ Dhaka

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 10, 2017

    THE prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India, which has produced as many as 22 instruments of ‘bilateral cooperations’ between Delhi and Dhaka in areas of defence, energy, power, information technology, et cetera, appears to have hardly produced anything substantive for Bangladesh...

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    Love and western nihilism

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 09, 2017

    HOW dreadfully depressing life has become in almost all of the western cities! How awful and sad. It is not that these cities are not rich; they are...

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