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    The bridge that spans the world

    Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:00am on November 26, 2019

    THE Belt and Road Initiative, also called the New Silk Road, is based on a 2,100-year-old trade route between the Middle East and Eastern Asia, called the Silk Road. It wound its ways across the huge...

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    Justice is a far cry for Tazreen workers

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 26, 2019

    Seven years have passed since the deadly fire at Tazreen Fashions Limited claimed lives of 119 workers and left more than 176 workers injured, but the trial limps as the prosecution persistently failed to...

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    Death on the roads must be arrested

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 26, 2019

    DESPITE the formation of many committees and task forces on road safety and enacting the Road Transport Law 2018, road safety remains largely elusive. Road fatality, so far this year, has already been...

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    An Iranian crisis of representation

    Rahman Bouzari | Updated at 08:34pm on November 24, 2019

    THE 2017–18 uprisings changed the Iranian political landscape for good. Since then, the Islamic Republic has entered into an ‘organic crisis’ par excellence. Introduced and described by the Italian marxist...

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    Toward progressive trade agenda for people, planet

    Aaron Eisenberg, Scott Sinclair, Manuel Pérez-Rocha and Ethan Earle | Updated at 08:31pm on November 24, 2019

    SIXTY years ago, Pakistan and West Germany inked the first Bilateral Investment Treaty. This agreement paved the way for a glut of dispute settlement and arbitration systems, and other appendages of so-called...

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    How US loses itself out in ASEAN

    Salman Rafi Sheikh | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2019

    WHILE the US continues to target China for its assertive policies in the South China Sea, the US still continues to lose itself out in the ASEAN region. This is a result not so much of the way the Chinese are...

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    India’s secular credentials in doubt

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2019

    MAHATMA Gandhi, the apostle of non-violence, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister and their colleagues in the Congress placed their implicit faith primarily in secularism to build an...

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    Anti-hoarding drive to stabilise onion market must

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2019

    A VOLATILE onion market is a clear sign of ineffective market control mechanism. India on September 13 decided Tk 71,821 in minimum export price for a tonne of onions, which made onion market in...

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    Government must shore up other issues to ensure child education

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 25, 2019

    ABOUT 4.3 million children in the age group of 6–15 years are still out of schools in Bangladesh, as UNICEF has said at a dialogue between children and policymakers marking 30 years of the UN Convention...

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    The fascism behind US stance on Israeli settlements

    Juan Cole | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2019

    SECRETARY of state Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the US no longer considers Israeli squatter settlements on Palestinian land to be illegal. A combination of...

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