Daily Archives: November 13, 2012

Two Decades of Democracy in Bangladesh

TWO DECADES OF DEMOCRACY IN BANGLADESH (1991-2010): Disillusionment with Practice ∗Dr. M. Nazrul Islam 1: Introduction The global discourse on and understanding of democracy reveals that democracy enjoys an unparalleled admiration as a norm. The survey carried out across all the … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: the forgotten template of 20th century war

BANGLADESH: the forgotten template of 20th century war GITA SAHGAL  10 October 2012 In 1971 the Jamaat e Islami supported the Pakistani army against the nationalist Awami League: now their leaders are being indicted by an international crimes tribunal and … Continue reading

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Democracy in Bangladesh Can Overcome Challenges

DEMOCRACY IN BANGLADESH CAN OVERCOME CHALLENGES By Panna Lal Chowdhury Bangladesh achieved its independence in 1971 through a liberation struggle. The Peoples Republic of Bangladesh started its journey with a democratically elected government. But the representative government was removed in 1975 … Continue reading

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Bangladesh makes decent progress but

Bangladesh makes decent progress but…… By Nilratan Halder In Response to the article published in the Economist Magazine The Economist, a prestigious news magazine edited in its London office, and the Legatum Institute, a think tank also based in London … Continue reading

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America’s quest for friendly regimes in the Muslim world

America’s quest for friendly regimes in the Muslim world By Taj Hashmi“About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon …. and one of the generals called me in. He said, ‘We’ve made the decision we’re going to war … Continue reading

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Clash of interests and hegemonies, not ‘Clash of Civilizations’

CLASH OF INTERESTS AND HEGEMONIES, NOT “CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS” By Taj Hashmi Islamophobic and renowned British-American historian of Islam and Middle East, Professor Bernard Lewis(b.1916) of Princeton University, first coined the hackneyed expression “clash of civilizations”. Later brilliant political scientist … Continue reading

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