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    Govt must afford justice to Santals wronged by police

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 30, 2017

    IT IS disappointing that the Police Bureau of Investigation could make no progress in its investigation of the killing of two Santals and the burning of their houses while evicting them from Gobindaganj in Gaibandha on November 6, 2016...

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    Crimea, Kosovo, Catalonia, Corsica and Kurdistan

    by Deena Stryker | Updated at 12:05am on September 29, 2017

    JUST three years after a citizens’ referendum returned Crimea to Russia, from which it had been separated for 60 years, the people of Catalonia, Spain’s largest province, will vote to leave that country...

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    Breaking cycle of expulsion, forced repatriation

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 29, 2017

    EVEN as the Rohingyas in Bangladesh watch their villages burn across the Naf river, even as trapped and internally displaced Rohingya desperately seek safe passage around the road blocks and landmines to Bangladesh, all talk it seems is focused on returning the Rohingyas to Myanmar...

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    Cold war then, cold war now

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 29, 2017

    THE anti-Russian/anti-Soviet bias in the American media appears to have no limit. You would think that they would have enough self-awareness and enough journalistic integrity -– just enough -– to be concerned about their image. But it keeps on coming, piled higher and deeper...

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    Of paramount interest?

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 29, 2017

    IN JUNE 1945, India’s princely states sent a single representative to sign the Charter of the United Nations at the San Francisco conference, a charter that realised Alfred Tennyson’s poem where he called for a ‘Parliament of man, Federation of the world...

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    Women’s access to property is a must

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 29, 2017

    IT IS deplorable that women in Bangladesh continue to suffer because of widening gender-based inequality due to their limited access to land, other property and resources...

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    India should stop further jeopardise lives of Rohingyas

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 29, 2017

    India — which in the past week authorised its Border Security Force to use ‘rude and crude’ methods to stop any attempt of the Rohingyas, fleeing violence by Myanmar’s security forces in their homeland of Rakhine State,...

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    Sri Lanka: the logic of postponing local elections

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on September 28, 2017

    THE passage of the Provincial Council Election Amendment bill indicates that provincial council elections that were due by the end of this year will not take place any time soon...

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    The Vietnam War as public spectacle

    by John Grant | Updated at 12:05am on September 28, 2017

    IWAS not sure what hat I should wear watching the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick PBS documentary The Vietnam War: An Intimate History...

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    Split of chairman and CEO positions

    by Dhiman Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on September 28, 2017

    DURING the early 1990s, there emerged a governance principle around the world in the corporate sector: the split of chairman and CEO positions in the...

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