CIVIL LIBERTY

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 […]
03/06/2021

POLITICAL HYPOCRISY KNOWS NO BOUNDS OR BORDERS

Just when I thought I had witnessed the ultimate in political hypocrisy at the end of Donald Trump’s historic and depressing impeachment trial, Sheikh Hasina – […]
02/27/2021

Anger in Bangladesh over dissident writer’s death in prison

Protests erupt over death of Mushtaq Ahmed, arrested last year on charges of violating the stringent Digital Security Act. There is widespread anger in Bangladesh over […]
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 […]
07/27/2020

Bangladesh: Silencing Voices With The Digital Security Act

“If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the […]
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 […]
07/10/2020

The United States: Cherry Picking Human Rights Issues

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity”. ~Nelson Mandela In June, President Donald Trump signed legislation calling for sanctions against those […]
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 […]
06/19/2020

Book launch of Bangladesh: A Suffering People Under State Terrorism (Peter Lang, 2020)

Bangladesh: A Suffering People Under State Terrorism explores the destructive political situation in Bangladesh under the one-party and one-person rule of the despotic Sheikh Hasina. The contributors […]