02/03/2022

BANGLADESH: In pursuit of a one-party state?

Ali Riaz With democratic backsliding unfolding in an incremental manner in Bangladesh for years, concerns have been expressed since 2016 whether the country will descend into […]
12/18/2021

How Bangladesh’s Digital Security Act Is Creating a Culture of Fear

The Bangladeshi government has used a vaguely worded law on digital security to crack down on its critics and dispel online dissent. Author and social activist […]
04/21/2021

Bangladesh’s COVID-19 stimulus: Leaving the most vulnerable behind

The Bangladeshi government’s $8 billion stimulus package, about 2.5 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), primarily focuses on industries, particularly export-oriented ones. In doing […]
02/10/2021

Democratic backsliding and the information battle

Continued backsliding of democracy for more than a decade, globally and domestically, has raised the question—where are we heading? The question, for some, is an innocuous […]
10/13/2020

Bangladesh’s Economic ‘Recovery’ in the COVID-19 Era: A Paradox, a Puzzle or a Mirage

Reports in late August and early September suggest that the Bangladeshi economy is making a comeback from the COVID-19 induced downturn. Bangladesh entered the seventh month […]
07/14/2020

A Tale Of Misplaced Priorities

It’s mind-boggling to think of a situation where there is an urgency, poor people are in dire need, and money is in the hands of the […]
07/03/2020

As The Sino-Indian Rivalry Heats Up, Watch Bangladesh Carefully

The ongoing tensions and stalemate between India and China in Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has brought not only the Sino-Indian rivalry into […]
04/04/2020

The Impact Of Covid-19 On The Bangladesh Economy

“COVID-19 is likely to have significant impacts on the Bangladeshi economy because it comes at a time when several major indicators of the economy were already […]
02/23/2020

Democratic backsliding and the information battle

Continued backsliding of democracy for more than a decade, globally and domestically, has raised the question—where are we heading? The question, for some, is an innocuous […]