Opinion

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    After the wall

    Mahir Ali | Updated at 12:00am on November 09, 2019

    THE fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago this week provided cause for celebration, and not just in Europe. The structure was the most...

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    Prioritising primary education

    | Updated at 09:46pm on November 08, 2019

    HUNDREDS of primary schoolteachers went on demonstration in Doyel Square in Dhaka on October 23 to push for their demand for an upgrade in the...

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    Winter is coming

    Nick Turse | Updated at 12:00am on November 08, 2019

    THEY called it Castle Black, an obvious homage to the famed frozen citadel from the HBO series Game of Thrones. In the fantasy world of...

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    Just a way of pushing neoliberal agenda

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 08, 2019

    THE fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the subsequent rise of ‘good governance’ as a development strategy is more than a coincidence. In...

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    The forever wars

    | Updated at 09:44pm on November 07, 2019

    POLITICIANS and pundits in the west and jihadists have something in common. Both see the conflict between the west and Muslim worlds through the grand...

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    Innovations needed to create market

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on November 08, 2019

    TALKING of miracles, prosperity and sustained economic growth, the names and countries keep flashing in our minds. Bangladesh is certainly not the country that would...

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    A rights-based framework to theorise poverty

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 07, 2019

    Debates on deprivation need to be grounded in the language of equality, opportunity and justice, writes Neera Chandhoke A RATHER interesting debate has followed the...

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    The enemy within

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 07, 2019

    The deep state, incapable of reform and determined to retain its grip on power, will morph under the threat of popular unrest into a corporatised...

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    Do we witness new terrorist trends?

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 07, 2019

    Manifestos and livestreaming seem to be the new trend in radical right terrorist attacks, writes Cristina Ariza HALLE is the latest in a string of...

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    Sakib’s ban and the ICC

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on November 07, 2019

    THE International Cricket Council’s ban on Bangladesh’s cricket icon and world cricket’s No 1 ODI all-rounder Sakib al Hasan came as a bolt from the...

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