Bangladesh And Covid-19: A Disaster Within A Disaster

“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but those who watch them without doing anything,’ ~Albert Einstein The government of Bangladesh seems […]

Lives Or Livelihoods: Evidence From The Spanish Flu

The past is never dead. It’s not even past,” wrote William Faulkner. I think of this line as I continue to study the last great influenza […]

The United States, Trump And The Pandemic

According to the noted American linguist, political commentator, historian and philosopher, Noam Chomsky, the coronavirus pandemic could have been avoided altogether. He notes that among the […]

Human rights groups urge Bangladesh to restore Rohingya refugee camps’ internet

Human rights campaigners have urged Bangladesh to restore mobile internet connections for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees living in crowded camps, arguing that people there […]

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 […]

How the US is mishandling the pandemic crisis

March 26, 2020, marked the day from which the United States officially began to see more coronavirus cases than anywhere in the world, surpassing China and […]

The US Electoral College is flawed

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.“ ~President Abraham Lincoln The U.S. presidential electoral process is a very lengthy, rigorous and costly one. With a diverse […]

No one will ever be free as long as there are pestilences

So wrote Albert Camus in his great novel, The Plague, and so we are learning its truth as we cower in our shelters from the Coronavirus, spreading […]

As the Afghan peace process gets underway, reality eclipses magic

Two weeks ago, as we awaited the signing of the US-Taliban Agreement which intends to ignite a peace process in Afghanistan, I wrote of the magic […]