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Poor Access to Safe Abortions Is Killing South Asian Women
June 15, 2021

Poor Access to Safe Abortions Is Killing South Asian Women

By Bansari Kamdar
Even in countries where abortion is legal, access to safe abortions remains challenging

Bangladesh’s ‘Reactionary’ COVID-19 Response Is Working, But For How Long?
June 02, 2021

Bangladesh’s ‘Reactionary’ COVID-19 Response Is Working, But For How Long?

By Asif Muztaba Hassan and Zarif Faiaz
As the country battles hard to stop an ongoing surge of infections in the border districts, structural difficulties and public indifference about the pandemic are fueling the fire.
Rohingya Refugees Protest Conditions on Remote Island
June 01, 2021

Rohingya Refugees Protest Conditions on Remote Island

By Sebastian Strangio
The protest follows reports that refugees were offered Bangladeshi citizenship to undertake the move to Bhasan Char.

Bangladesh Journalist’s Arrest Highlights Growing Curbs on Press Freedom
May 27, 2021

Bangladesh Journalist’s Arrest Highlights Growing Curbs on Press Freedom

By Asif Muztaba Hassan
Investigative reporter Rozina Islam was arrested on charges of espionage many consider dubious.

Bangladesh Cracks Down on Hardline Islamist Group
May 19, 2021

Bangladesh Cracks Down on Hardline Islamist Group

By Asif Muztaba Hassan
The latest government pushback followed intelligence that terrorist groups had infiltrated Hefajat-e-Islam.

8 Years After Rana Plaza Disaster, Activists Fear Bangladesh’s Garment Workers Are in Danger Again
May 19, 2021

8 Years After Rana Plaza Disaster, Activists Fear Bangladesh’s Garment Workers Are in Danger Again

By Ana Salvá
The binding agreement signed by clothing brands to prevent a similar disaster in Bangladesh will expire in May. Some fear this could mean a step back for worker safety.

China’s Warning to Bangladesh on the Quad
May 18, 2021

China’s Warning to Bangladesh on the Quad

By Nilotpal Bhattacharjee
The comments from the Chinese ambassador show Beijing's insecurities on the issue.
West Bengal Elections: What’s in It for Bangladesh?
April 26, 2021

West Bengal Elections: What’s in It for Bangladesh?

By Asif Muztaba Hassan
A BJP win in West Bengal in the ongoing state elections could complicate Bangladesh-India relations even further.

UN Urges Bangladesh to Delay Rohingya Refugee Island Transfers
April 20, 2021

UN Urges Bangladesh to Delay Rohingya Refugee Island Transfers

By Sebastian Strangio
The controversial island relocation plan points to the challenges facing the resolution of the refugee crisis in southeastern Bangladesh.

Long After the World Moved on, Bangladesh Is Still Sheltering Rohingya Refugees
April 16, 2021

Long After the World Moved on, Bangladesh Is Still Sheltering Rohingya Refugees

By Sayeed Ahmed
The world owes Bangladesh a standing ovation for taking in an astonishing 1.3 million Rohingyas.

What’s Behind the Surge in Violent Islamism in Bangladesh?
April 15, 2021

What’s Behind the Surge in Violent Islamism in Bangladesh?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Domestic political expediency, history, and ideology have made for a toxic mix in Bangladesh as it celebrates 50 years of independence.
Bangladesh’s Islamist Challenge Intensifies
April 15, 2021

Bangladesh’s Islamist Challenge Intensifies

By Subir Bhaumik
The violent anti-Modi protests were just the latest sign that the government's outreach to Islamist groups has backfired.

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