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Bangladesh under Siege

Paper No. 5632                             Dated 12-Jan-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

Prime Minister Sk. Hasina was very well aware that the BNP led opposition had constructed a well rehearsed strategy to demean her and her party, the Awami League (AL) one way or the other

Bangladesh Liberation 1971: Recalling United States and China’s Record

Paper  No. 5625                                      Dated 27-Dec-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Bangladesh emerged as an independent nation in December 1971after a horrendous ethnic genocide inflicted by the Pakistan Army beginning March 1971 on the Bengali East Pakistan even though the Pakistan Bengalis constituted Pakistan’s majority population.

BANGLADESH: On the Verge of 1971 Closure

Paper No. 5619                                        Dated 20-Dec-2013

by Bhaskar Roy

The execution of Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI) Assistant General Secretary Abdul Quader Molla on December 12, may be a watershed in the political life of Bangladesh. This comes just before the celebration of victory day “December 16” when the occupying Pakistani army surrendered to the Indian army in Dhaka in 1971.

Saving Bangladesh

Paper No. 5618                                   Dated 20-Dec-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

The unprecedented violent electoral politics witnessed in Bangladesh over the last six weeks has raised concerns in the neighbourhood and among the international community. Violent politics is no stranger to the highly emotional people of Bangladesh. But the magnitude of it this time threatens the very roots of stability and development. Over this period more than fifty people lost their lives and thousands were injured.

Bangladesh: Turmoil may see return of Terrorism

Paper No. 5608                                    Dated 25-Nov-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

It is about time that the United States Congress realized that the current political turmoil in Bangladesh may see a return of terrorism to Bangladesh.

Developments in Bangladesh are a Cause for Serious Concern

Paper No. 5600                                        Dated 11-Nov-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

The stand off between the Awami League (AL) led government and the BNP led opposition has reached such an explosive point that unless a compromise is found between the two very soon, the country might go up in flames.

Can Bangladesh Complete The Revolution?

Paper No. 5579                                        Dated 15-Oct-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

Elections for the 10th Jatiyo Sanshad (Parliament) is to be held any time between October 24 and January 24 next year. The Awami League led grand alliance is set to complete its five years term. The BNP led 18th party alliance is firm till now that it will boycott the elections unless a caretaker form of neutral government is reestablished to conduct the elections.

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