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    What’s in store for Afghanistan?

    Eric Walberg | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    IT’S time to think about the likely future of poor Afghanistan. It isn’t terribly bright, but we have to, so the sooner, the better....

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    Italy takes on Macron

    Deena Stryker | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    THE ever-closer bond between Emanuel Macron and Angela Merkel not only testifies that France and Germany, Europe’s two largest countries, have overcome a millenarian enmity: it reveals a jointly held contempt for Europe’s south,....

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    Mapping the American war on terror

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    IN SEPTEMBER 2001, the Bush administration launched the ‘Global War on Terror.’ Though ‘global’ has long since been dropped from the name, as it turns out, they weren’t kidding....

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    Council, commissions part of transition to rule of law

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    PRESIDENT Maithripala Sirisena has been joined by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and by other opposition members in denouncing the institution of the constitutional council and the independent commissions established under the 19th amendment....

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    Danger lurks in chemical shop relocation delay

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    THE government sitting on its plan to relocate chemical factories and warehouses from the densely populated Old Town of Dhaka to the city’s outskirts of...

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    Telcos breach of call drop parameter deplorable

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    EXPERIENCES of everyday subscribers do not depict an ideal situation in telecommunications facilities and mobile-based internet services. As a report of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory...

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    The challenge in the Pulwama attack

    Syed Ata Hasnain | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    India cannot achieve its strategic objectives if Kashmiris remain targets of harassment, and minorities are vilified, writes Syed Ata Hasnain IN RECENT months, those with...

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    Shun the TV, stop a war

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    IHAVE been studiously following the mantra given by George Perkovich, and, accordingly, haven’t watched Indian TV news for a couple of years or more. I...

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