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Why is Nobel Laureate Mohammad Yunus Alone and Alienated in Bangladesh?

Why is Nobel Laureate Mohammad Yunus Alone and Alienated in Bangladesh?

By Mubashar Hasan
His silence over the Awami League’s authoritarian rule together with the declining influence of his allies in the West in Bangladesh has weakened his position.

An ‘India Out’ Campaign Gathers Pace in Bangladeshi Social Media

An ‘India Out’ Campaign Gathers Pace in Bangladeshi Social Media

By Faiz Ahmad Taiyeb
Activists have called for a boycott of Indian products in protest against India’s support of the Awami League’s manipulation of elections in Bangladesh.
Deep Fakes and Disinformation in Bangladesh

Deep Fakes and Disinformation in Bangladesh

By Mubashar Hasan
The Awami League government doesn’t bother itself with public opinion. So why does it engage in disinformation campaigns against the opposition?

What Lies Ahead for Bangladesh

What Lies Ahead for Bangladesh

By Aaqib Md Shatil
There are fears that after the flawed election, the country will descend to totalitarian rule.

Crackdown on Bangladesh Nationalist Party Hasn’t Broken its Morale Yet

Crackdown on Bangladesh Nationalist Party Hasn’t Broken its Morale Yet

By Mubashar Hasan
Contrary to the ruling Awami League’s calculation, activists are not leaving the BNP in droves.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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Why Bangladesh is About to Have a Lopsided Election

Why Bangladesh is About to Have a Lopsided Election

By Aaqib Md Shatil
The ruling Awami League has ensured that major opposition parties, especially the BNP, will not be able to contest the election even if they want to.

Why is Bangladesh Even Bothering to Hold Elections?

Why is Bangladesh Even Bothering to Hold Elections?

By Mubashar Hasan
Autocratic states elsewhere in the world offer useful insights to understand Bangladesh’s upcoming election.
Bangladesh Government Doubles Down on Pressure Campaign Against Opposition

Bangladesh Government Doubles Down on Pressure Campaign Against Opposition

By Mubashar Hasan
Clashes between BNP leaders on the one hand and police and ruling party activists on the other broke out in Dhaka during a major opposition rally.

What Do Bangladeshis Think About Democracy, Human Rights, and Elections?

What Do Bangladeshis Think About Democracy, Human Rights, and Elections?

By Mubashar Hasan
Two surveys provide useful insights into how Bangladeshis view elections and their concerns over democracy, human rights and price rise.

Avinash Paliwal on What Lies Ahead for Bangladesh

Avinash Paliwal on What Lies Ahead for Bangladesh

By Sudha Ramachandran
“If [Prime Minister] Hasina is unable to curb electoral violence, and is unable to offer patronage to the military elites, the chances of [military] intervention increase.”

As Elections Near, 3 Scenarios for Bangladesh

As Elections Near, 3 Scenarios for Bangladesh

By Arild Engelsen Ruud
Surging violence is the most likely scenario, and a compromise is the least likely.
Humayun Kabir on Why Bangladesh Should Hold a Free and Credible Election

Humayun Kabir on Why Bangladesh Should Hold a Free and Credible Election

By Sudha Ramachandran
“Bangladesh can ill afford to lose the trust and confidence of the international community at this critical time.”

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