Daily Archives: November 23, 2012

Happy 40th Birthday Bangladesh! A Tree Called ‘Kennedy’

Happy 40th Birthday Bangladesh! A Tree Called ‘Kennedy’ BY TAREK FATAH In the late hours of March 25, 1971, as the citizens of Dhaka slept, the Pakistan Army launched a war on its own people. By the time the sun … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: A Gradual Healing

Bangladesh: A Gradual Healing BY SANCHITA BHATTACHARYA Bangladesh has experienced a dramatic stabilization over the past year, though contradictory impulses continue to create some confusion, particularly in view of the Government’s decision to retain Islamist elements within the Constitution, against … Continue reading

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U.S. seeks Bangladesh help to secure Afghanistan

U.S. seeks Bangladesh help to secure Afghanistan BY SALEEM SAMAD In a very rare gesture, United States on Monday sought Bangladesh assistance to secure and help in rebuilding civil strife riddled Afghanistan. The U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. … Continue reading

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Secularism, Bangali Hegemony and Our Constitution

Secularism, Bangali Hegemony and Our Constitution By Hana Shams Ahmed. This piece evaluates the lack of an indigenous voice in our constitution. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been brought under the microscope for the 15th time since 1972. With the annulment … Continue reading

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Socialism Debate

Socialism Debate   Syeed Ahamed. This piece calls for a focus on the socialism debate to turn to inequality. A spectre looms over Bangladesh, the spectre of socialism, since the Fifth Amendment verdict. In its simplest definition, socialism promotes public … Continue reading

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Citizenship and contested identity: A case study

Citizenship and contested identity: A case study Bina D’Costa and Sara Hossain. This piece looks at Bangladesh’s citizenship laws, using Father Timm as a case study We begin this write-up in honour of one of Bangladesh’s great and faithful friends, who dedicated … Continue reading

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National security: The democratic model

National Security: The Democratic Model Mashuqur Rahman and Sikder Haseeb Khan Preserving and protecting national security is one of the most important responsibilities of any government. As foreign policy and national security challenges have become more complex, governments have looked to devise … Continue reading

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The Problem with evil: Addressing 1971

The Problem with Evil: Addressing 1971 Tazreena Sajjad “The problem is why we can or should no longer speak of evil, and why who so seem to be increasingly suspect, self-serving and irrational; why to speak of evil is in a … Continue reading

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The 1971 Genocide: War Crimes and Political Crime

The 1971 Genocide: War Crimes and Political Crime Jalal Alamgir and Bina D’Costa A combination of factors has prevented those involved in the horrific genocide of 1971 in Bangladesh being brought to justice. Regional power politics, the economic considerations of Bangladesh … Continue reading

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Justice, the General and His Soldier

JUSTICE, THE GENERAL AND HIS SOLDIER By Tazreena Sajjad This piece questions who will take command responsibility in Bangladesh’s war crimes trials.In January 1988, Col. Yehuda Meir ordered his troops to round up twenty Palestinian men from Hawara and Beita … Continue reading

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