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    Future challenges in seaborne trade

    Md Rezaul Karim | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2018

    ENCOURAGING seaborne trade requires improvement in port facilities and other logistics support. In 2017–18, goods worth $51.53 billion were imported in Bangladesh while goods worth...

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    Yemen, poisoned water and a green new deal

    David Swanson | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2018

    WHILE UN figures suggest that it would take 1 per cent of US military spending to provide the world with clean drinking water, the United...

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    Finding a win-win solution to break Lanka deadlock

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2018

    IN THE aftermath of the Supreme Court decision to issue a stay order on the president’s dissolution of parliament, the constitutional are nearer to being...

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    An imperishable friend of Bangladesh

    HM Babu | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2018

    A GREAT Dutchman fought with us in Bangladesh’s liberation war in 1971. He is WAS Ouderland, born on December 6, 1917 in Amsterdam in the...

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    On the road to a post-G20 world

    Pepe Escobar | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2018

    The ascendence of China and multilateral trading blocks could eventually spell the doom of the G20 and US global dominance, writes Pepe Escobar THE trade...

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    Two Punjabs, one South Asia

    Kanak Mani Dixit | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    India-Pakistan rapprochement and the South Asian future require subnational engagement, starting with Punjab, writes Kanak Mani Dixit FOR a flickering moment in the last week...

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    Is social media an alternative political challenge?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    POLITICAL space in Bangladesh is limited by several factors. Some of them are structural, others social, legal and political too. That points to a lack...

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    On extremism and democracy in Europe

    Cas Mudde | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    This introduction to the updated Greek edition of the 2016 book, On Extremism and Democracy in Europe, brings to its thought-provoking chronological account three more...

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    Farmers face double trouble as world warms

    Tim Radford | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    At risk from heat and drought in a warming world, farmers face double trouble in two or more great farming regions at once, writes Tim...

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    A killer dies, a teacher lives

    Paul Street | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    A humble man who liked to wear socksTHE obsequious praise of the life and legacy of the now deceased mad-dog killer George H W Bush...

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