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Putin plays a deadly Ukraine game
When Vladimir Putin opened a new bridge linking Crimea to the rest of Russia across the Azov Sea in May, Russian officials said it was intended to...
All the elections we remember
Syed Badrul Ahsan
Elections anywhere are a reason for some profound memories to come alive. Now that Bangladesh’s people are proceeding towards what hopefully will...
For governments right and left, a season of discontent
Democratic governments are rarely popular for extended periods, and often have to scrape by with low polls, noisy demonstrations and constant...
The missing catalyst for Iranian democracy
Just before imposing new sanctions on Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the country’s “cabinet is in disarray, and the...
The JFK cult: Sex, missiles and the killing!
November 22 is a watershed date in US history. On this date in 1963, charismatic US president, John F Kennedy, was shot and killed in Dallas. And...
Can U.S.-China relations be saved?
At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting on Saturday, Chinese diplomats arrived unexpectedly at the Foreign Ministry of host Papua New...
Understanding the US midterm results
Md Sharif Hasan
Midterm elections have resulted in mixed outcome in the US. The Democrats were hoping the country would give a decisive verdict to President Donald...
Tarique’s speech: A case of treason?
I came across a recent speech by BNP’s acting chief Tarique Rahman on YouTube to mark Nov 7 — the day in 1975 his father, General Ziaur...
Rude politicians, historical truths ... and the Oikya Front
Syed Badrul Ahsan
ASM Abdur Rab did not answer the question Nazrul Kabir put to him on Ekattor Television the other day. Instead, he tried browbeating the reputed...
How Bangladesh elections impact Indian politics
With Bangladesh general elections only weeks away, the Indian media is keeping a close watch on developments in the neighbouring country. Reports...
Why Mueller’s Russia findings won’t matter
Within hours of the polls closing on Election Day, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions had been ousted from the Trump administration, to be replaced...
For election hackers, a new and more dangerous tool
Michael Chertoff and Eileen Donahoe
The election interference tactics originally deployed by Russia against the United States and Europe are now global. Hackers across the democratic...
Will US midterm results affect Trump’s foreign policy?
Md. Sharif Hasan
While President Donald Trump says Republicans defied history in the midterm elections by maintaining control of the Senate and winning a slew of...
Carpetbaggers in politics do not enrich politics
Syed Badrul Ahsan
Everyone we know seems to want to come into politics. Time was when politics was, well, a preoccupation of politicians. And those politicians...
Breeze in my hair!
Tanziral Dilshad Ditan
She opens her eyes early in the morning when she is supposed to be thinking, how many ‘send’ buttons to press saying ‘please find...
A US midterm message that resonates across the Atlantic
One of the major political messages of the U.S. midterm elections has been that rural voters dominate the cities. While the Democrats made enough...
Why the Democrats didn’t do better in the US midterms
The 2018 congressional midterm elections, which began shortly after Donald Trump was projected as the winner of the 2016 presidential race, are...
How long will Iran be US’s bête noire?
So, while the trade sanctions are being piled up on China, and the US president foams at the mouth talking about the need to resort to...
The ‘Tamarind Huzur’ and PM, the debate
A debate is raging over Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joining a programme of Islamic clerics-teachers, who are mostly supported by the ‘Tamarind...
How the midterm elections could sway Trump’s foreign policy
David E Wade
I’ve been a witness to the way the world processes American political dialogue. As a young speechwriter, I was puzzled when my boss erased an...
BNP’s manifesto in line with ‘Vision 2030’
China's first pet cloning service duplicates star pooch
A cannabis expo...without cannabis
Level playing field doesn’t exist: EC Mahbub Talukder
Dr Kamal vows not to quit polls “no matter what”
Continuation of AL govt needed for development: Hasina
Top court scraps 3 BNP candidates’ nominations
Australia five wickets away from winning second test
Philippines wins fourth Miss Universe crown
Canada gets consular access to second man detained in China
Political polarization splits country into two sections: Quader
‘Will prevent war criminals from entering House, if they win election’
Oikya Front delegation to meet EC on Monday
Over 4 kg gold seized at Ctg airport, 1 held
Rise in sexual exploitation of children in South Asia, world
UK’s dream is now its nuclear nightmare
Cyclone ‘Phethai’ might trigger cold spell
Oikya Front rolls out polls manifesto
Clash over tearing up Fakhrul’s posters in Thakurgaon
AL to unveil polls manifesto Tuesday
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