Anis Chowdhury

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    Pandemic, democracy and press freedom

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:10am on October 15, 2020

    THE 17th founding anniversary of the outspoken national daily, New Age, comes at a time when, according to Reporters Without Borders, journalism is ‘entering a...

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    The creation of UN 75 years ago

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on June 28, 2020

    ALFRED Tennyson, the English poet, foresaw in his 1837 ‘Locksley Hall’ that nations, realising that they could destroy one another, might mutually agree to form...

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    COVID-19 heightens US-China geopolitical rivalry

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on May 18, 2020

    AFTER mismanaging the virus outbreak, Trump accused China in March for a lack of transparency and then on April 18, he warned China of consequences...

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    Argentina chooses life over economy

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on May 04, 2020

    Faced with the dilemma of preserving the economy or life, we do not hesitate: we choose life. — President Alberto Fernandez ARGENTINA was the first...

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    Military stages a come back

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on April 21, 2020

    ‘I KNOW … life is priceless. But the economy and jobs must return to normal,’ Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil said on April 17, when...

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    Winning new war against invisible enemy

    by Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram | Updated at 12:00am on April 17, 2020

    VIETNAM, just south of coastal China, is the 15th most populous country in the world with 97 million people. According to its ministry of health,...

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    Addressing Covid-19 pandemic in developing countries

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2020

    Governments and civil society leaders must help prepare the population for the ‘new normal’ after the lockdown period. ‘Business as usual’ is no longer an...

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    Lack of trust, leadership impedes pandemic fight

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on April 01, 2020

    AS THE epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic shifts from China to the developed world, rich countries are acting in an extreme nationalistic way not only...

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    February calls for an equal society

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:03am on February 21, 2020

    FEBRUARY is a special month for the Bangladeshis. This is the month we remember our language martyrs and renew our national spirit. This is well...

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    Whither sovereignty

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 10:49pm on December 15, 2019

    SOVEREIGNTY in political science is usually defined as the most essential attribute of the state in the form of its complete self-sufficiency — its supremacy...