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Shahbag Square: Bangla’s DNA

Paper No. 5402                                       Dated 21-Feb-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

The huge protest gatherings at Shahbag Square in Dhaka demanding capital punishment for the 1971 war criminals, and the growing call for banning the Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI) reaffirms that the future of Bangladesh is in secure hands. 

Inevitability of Globalization

 Paper No. 5379          Dated 27-Jan-2013

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

Regardless of positive or negative perception on globalization a globalized world is a reality and has come to stay. Its effects on the economy varies according to the state of the economy be it in the developed or the developing world.

BANGLADESH: External Efforts to Scuttle Genocide Trials

Paper No. 5353                                                     Dated 09-Jan-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

Since its bloody and violent birth in 1971, Bangladesh’s history has been pronounced for political assassinations and military coups than reasons of development the country so richly deserves.  Certainly, there still remain deep religio-political differences among the people. 

Bangladesh Firm on Pak Apology

Paper No. 5339                                  Dated 26-Dec-2012
 
By Rajeev Sharma
 

Would Bangladesh Politics End in Chaos?

Paper No. 5338                             Dated 26-Dec-2012

Guest Column- By Kazi Anwarul Masud             

Situation in Bangladesh is moving towards an explosion  due in part  to violence let loose by the Jamaat-e-Islami demanding the release of their leaders now being tried for crimes against humanity committed during the liberation war in 1971 in collaboration with the occupying Pakistani army.

Begum Zia’s India Visit and Bangla Politics

 

Paper no. 5318                                          Dated 03-Dec-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khalida Zia’s India visit in October-November stirred political discourses on how alignments will be made and party position stated as the country enters election mode.  Each major party in Bangladesh is still trying to decipher what Khalida Zia said in India, what she said on her return and how her party leaders are explaining the change, if any, towards India to their  cadres.

Bangla Begum’s India Visit: Real or Ephimeral?

Paper No. 5281                                                    Dated 6-Nov-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

Can ideology and political agenda change overnight? At least, that is the message Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson and former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia carried when she arrived in India on October 28 for an eight-day visit.

Begum Zia came at the invitation of the Government of India.  There have been some comments that this is a change in India’s Bangladesh strategy.  This is not correct.

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