Monthly Archives: April 2016

HENRY KISSINGER MEMOIRS: AGONY OF THE BANGLADESH WAR

HENRY KISSINGER MEMOIRS: AGONY OF THE BANGLADESH WAR The third installment of Henry Kissinger’s memoirs, The White House Years, is perhaps the most revealing about USA involvement in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. Starting with the outbreak of the war, Kissinger … Continue reading

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KISSINGER COMPARED BANGABANDHU TO ALLENDE

KISSINGER COMPARED BANGABANDHU TO ALLENDE “The Trial of Henry Kissinger” noted journalist Christopher Hitchins, former editor of Harper’s magazine, wrote “Kissinger had received some very bad and even mocking press for his handling of the Bangladesh crisis, and it had … Continue reading

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KISSINGER’S VISIT TO BANGLADESH WAS OMINOUS

KISSINGER’S VISIT TO BANGLADESH WAS OMINOUS Before the brutal murder of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975 the visit of the US secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, was quite significant. On October 30, 1974 Kissinger made a 19-hour stopover in Bangladesh. … Continue reading

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DOWN MEMORY LANE: THE DEVILS OF 1971

DOWN MEMORY LANE: THE DEVILS OF 1971 ANWAR A KHAN As the top appeals court upheld the death sentence of the linchpin of killings of intellectuals during the Liberation War, Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, the wait for the copy of … Continue reading

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THE LAND OF THE PURE?

THE LAND OF THE PURE?  SM SHAHRUKH Pakistan is anything but Pure.. On Wikipedia, it says: “The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign country … with a population exceeding 180 million people. Located at the crossroads of the strategically … Continue reading

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A YEAR OF TROUBLES – LOOKING BACK AT 2001 BNP/ JAMAATS FIRST YEAR IN POWER

REFRESHING OUR MEMORY A YEAR OF TROUBLES HAROON HABIB One year on, the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party finds itself in the midst of growing criticism and resentment over the manner in which it has handled issues on several fronts. THE … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN AND BNP-JAMAAT – THE CONNECTION

PAKISTAN AND BNP-JAMAAT – THE CONNECTION Nadeem Qadir The recent report on a Pakistani diplomat quickly leaving Dhaka after being caught by intelligence for having links with Jamaat_e-Islami, Hizbut tahir and Ansarullah Bangladesh has only confirmed how Islamabad is involved … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH’S CLIMATE DIPLOMACY

BANGLADESH’S CLIMATE DIPLOMACY Saleemul Huq As countries are preparing for the next set of negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in France in December this year, there are many other meetings between countries taking place … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH JOINS THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY

BANGLADESH JOINS THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY – SAJEEB WAZED – The country has made remarkable strides in its information technology sector. Bangladesh’s booming economy, growing at a 6 percent annual rate, is driven by its well-known apparel industry. Perhaps more critical … Continue reading

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THE COMMITMENT TO BRING PEACE TO THE WORLD

THE COMMITMENT TO BRING PEACE TO THE WORLD S M ASADUL HAQUE The achievements of the UN’s peacekeeping operations (UN PKO) should be credited to both the military forces and police service. UN PKO, is defined as “an instrument for … Continue reading

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PROCLAMATION OF BANGLADESH INDEPENDENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW

PROCLAMATION OF BANGLADESH INDEPENDENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW SM MASUM BILLAH  On 10 April 1971, the Mujibnagar government (Bangladesh government-in-exile during 1971 liberation war) adopted the Proclamation of Bangladesh Independence. The people of Bangladesh wanted to become the master of … Continue reading

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MUJIBNAGAR,OUR GOVERNMENT, OUR HISTORY

MUJIBNAGAR,OUR GOVERNMENT, OUR HISTORY SYED BADRUL AHSAN The emergence of the provisional Bangladesh government in Mujibnagar, forty five years ago on April 17, 1971, was a seminal moment for the Bengali nation. In Meherpur of Chuadanga, the senior leaders of … Continue reading

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