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Anis Chowdhury

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    Searching for development as freedom

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:44am on March 26, 2021

    AT BIRTH Bangladesh was described as a ‘basket-case’ by Henry Kissinger, the most arrogant of all US secretaries of state. Two senior World Bank economists,...

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    Patents, nationalism and ‘moral failure’

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2021

    AS MORE virulent strains of SARS-COV-2 virus emerge, vaccine nationalism and patent protections of big pharmaceutical companies are holding back rapid rollout of vaccines. Experts...

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    Vaccine-treatment apartheid

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on February 08, 2021

    THE unfortunate situation with the accessibility and availability of COVID-19 vaccine, whereby more than 85 poor countries will not have widespread access to vaccines before...

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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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