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Afsan Chowdhury

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    A phase of transition?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on January 30, 2019

    BANGLADESH is in a fascinating phase of its political journey as class cohesiveness becomes greater than intra-class party politics. After almost 50 years of mixed...

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    Bangladesh up on global terrorism index

    by Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2019

    AN AUSTRALIAN outfit, Centre for Peace and Economic Studies, has stated that Bangladesh has gone up four positions in the global terrorism index, according to...

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    Bangladesh elections and Sino-Indian rivalry

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    WHILE the Awami League is celebrating and the BNP is groaning as a result of the 2018 elections and the radically one-sided results, other emotions...

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    What options for Bangladesh politics?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on January 02, 2019

    THE Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s decision not to take oath as member of parliament is discouraging and may be more self-defeating than it thinks. By staying...

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    Unresolved ruling class conflict?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on December 26, 2018

    WITH less than a week to go before votes are counted, the situation had/has become conflict-ridden and violent. The situation seemed to be heading towards...

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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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    Can Bangladesh politics recover from ‘conspiracies’?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on November 28, 2018

    ANOTHER day, another conspiracy theory and accusation, another dose of toxicity added to what goes on in Bangladesh in the name of politics. Bangladesh is...

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    A party, a platform or a political joint family?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on October 30, 2018

    THE Awami League’s ability to reconfigure itself as history demands has sustained the party over the years. It has had all types of ...

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    Politics of election or electoral politics?

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

    AS ELECTION time nears, uncertainty increases as well as confusion. We are not only confused about who stands for what but whether they seriously want...

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    Why blame police for problem they never created?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on August 15, 2018

    IN FEBRUARY 1994, I was covering a street agitation of the Awami League against the then incumbent BNP government....

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