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.
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.
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.
March 07, 2019
Bangladesh's Media Under Siege
By Khadija Farhana Choudhury
The Digital Security Act 2018 was just the latest blow.
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.”
December 31, 2018
The Bell Tolls on Bangladesh's Democracy
By Tamim Choudhury
The promise of economic stability at the cost of democracy continues.
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.
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.
October 24, 2018
The University Fighters of Sheikh Hasina
By Josep Prat
How the Chhatra League came to control the University of Dhaka.
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
August 22, 2018
Behind Bangladesh's Protests: Rising Frustration
By Aparupa Bhattacherjee
Looking beyond the immediate trigger of the August protests, what has Bangladesh's society so frustrated?
June 08, 2018
Death Toll Rises in Bangladesh’s Anti-Drug War
By Shakil Bin Mushtaq
More than 100 have been killed since a new anti-drug push began in Bangladesh.