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    What president Biden won’t touch

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2020

    IN THIS mystifying moment, the post-electoral sentiments of most Americans can be summed up either as ‘Ding dong! The witch is dead!’ or ‘We got robbed!’ Both are problematic, not because the...

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    An ABC for an unequal world

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2020

    ‘EQUIVALENT has been exchanged for equivalent.’ This is how Karl Marx, writing in his magnum opus Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, described the various exchanges that drive capitalist...

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    Forgotten lessons on the evil of intervention

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2020

    THIS year is the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, a conflict from which Washington policymakers learned nothing. Almost 40,000 American soldiers died in that conflict, which should have...

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    Minority land rights must be protected

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2020

    IN BANGLADESH, land governance has been a case of mismanagement and corruption. For ethnic minority community it is a case of violent dispossession of and eviction from their ancestral...

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    RAB must complete investigation in journalist couple murder

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2020

    THE Rapid Action Battalion failing to submit the investigation report of the murders of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi in almost nine years is worrying and unacceptable. Despite repeated...

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    The need, the utopia and the will

    by José Luís Fiori | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2020

    The ‘climate challenge’ and the ‘energy transition’ remain eminently political projects whose success depends almost entirely on the people’s conscience and the political will of...

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    Did US commit war crimes in Afghanistan?

    by Hurst Hannum | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2020

    US forces and the CIA are alleged to have carried out unlawful killings and torture, both in Afghanistan and through the secret ‘rendition’ of terrorist suspects,...

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    US traded in a pro-war president for a pro-war president: now what?

    by David Swanson | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2020

    TRUMP changed many things. US media outlets will now point out when a president is lying. If that policy holds consistently, we’ll never have a...

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    The China moment

    by Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2020

    CHINA has achieved the almost impossible — a free trade agreement with 14 countries — the ten ASEAN, plus Japan, South Korea, Australia and New...

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    Forest conservation, reforestation must be policy priority

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2020

    A COUNTRY should have at least 20 per cent of its land to be forested while in the case of Bangladesh, it is 10 per...

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