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Bangladesh’s Identity Crisis: To Be or Not to Be Secular
December 06, 2021

Bangladesh’s Identity Crisis: To Be or Not to Be Secular

By Shafi Md Mostofa
Fifty years after it gained its independence, Bangladesh’s commitment to secularism remains shaky.

Awami League Set to Win Vote Boycotted by Rivals
November 09, 2021

Awami League Set to Win Vote Boycotted by Rivals

By Julhas Alam
This will enable Bangladesh’s ruling party to consolidate its position ahead of the next general elections slated for 2023.
Bangladesh at 50: The Transformation of a Nation
March 01, 2021

Bangladesh at 50: The Transformation of a Nation

By Ali Riaz and Saimum Parvez
As the country reaches its golden jubilee, it stands at a crossroads.

Bangladesh’s Dangerous Islamist Appeasement – And What It Portends
December 22, 2020

Bangladesh’s Dangerous Islamist Appeasement – And What It Portends

By Manas Nag
Left unchecked and periodically molly-coddled, Bangladesh’s Islamist parties could spell havoc for its democracy.

Bangladesh Is Suppressing Free Speech During the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 29, 2020

Bangladesh Is Suppressing Free Speech During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By AKM Wahiduzzaman
The crackdown on dissent during the crisis is part of a larger pattern from the Awami League government.

Bangladesh's Media Under Siege
March 07, 2019

Bangladesh's Media Under Siege

By Khadija Farhana Choudhury
The Digital Security Act 2018 was just the latest blow.

Bangladesh's Awami League Wins Landslide Victory; Opposition Rejects Result
December 31, 2018

Bangladesh's Awami League Wins Landslide Victory; Opposition Rejects Result

By Julhas Alam and Emily Schmall
Sheikh Hasina has won a third term in an election the opposition candidate dismissed as “farcical.”
The Bell Tolls on Bangladesh's Democracy
December 31, 2018

The Bell Tolls on Bangladesh's Democracy

By Tamim Choudhury
The promise of economic stability at the cost of democracy continues.

Bangladesh’s Deadly Election
December 24, 2018

Bangladesh’s Deadly Election

By M Niaz Asadullah and Antonio Savoia
On December 30, Bangladesh goes to the polls. There is a real danger of political regression.

Attack on Opposition Leader’s Motorcade Adds to Pre-Election Violence in Bangladesh
December 15, 2018

Attack on Opposition Leader’s Motorcade Adds to Pre-Election Violence in Bangladesh

By Julhas Alam
The Jatiya Oikya Front accused supporters of the ruling Awami League of being behind the attack.

The University Fighters of Sheikh Hasina
October 24, 2018

The University Fighters of Sheikh Hasina

By Josep Prat
How the Chhatra League came to control the University of Dhaka.
Can an Aspiring Political Movement Upend the Bangladeshi Elections?
September 28, 2018

Can an Aspiring Political Movement Upend the Bangladeshi Elections?

By Seth Oldmixon
Bangladesh’s upcoming elections could reshape the country for a generation

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