July 26, 2021
Bangladesh’s Coming COVID-19 Catastrophe
By Masum Billah
The country withdrew restrictions for a week to celebrate Eid festival. Health experts now fear that the situation may spiral out of control in the weeks ahead.
July 20, 2021
Bangladesh Lifts Lockdown to Celebrate, Despite Warnings From Health Experts
By Julhas Alam
Tens of millions of Bangladeshis are shopping and traveling during an eight-day pause in the country’s strict coronavirus lockdown for the Islamic festival Eid al-Adha.
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.
April 27, 2021
India’s Public Health Collapse Is a Ticking Time Bomb for the Whole Region
By Atif Choudhury
The failure of the Modi government may spell disaster for the COVID-19 recovery of India’s neighbors.
March 09, 2021
COVID-19: The Fight Is Far From Over in Cox’s Bazar
By Poonam Khetrapal Singh
Bangladesh has so far successfully limited the health impact of COVID-19 in Cox’s Bazar, where upwards of 850,000 Rohingyas reside. But the international community must continue to step up and support the response.
August 14, 2020
Educating Bangladesh’s Children Amid the Pandemic
By Dipu Moni
Digital schooling is the new normal, and that can be an advantage for the Global South.
June 04, 2020
What Does COVID-19 Mean for Terrorism in Bangladesh?
By Shafi Md Mostofa
How the pandemic intersects with challenges of Islamist radicalization for Bangladesh.
April 30, 2020
The Battles That Can Cost South Asia the War Against COVID-19
By Said Sabir Ibrahimi and Syed Mafiz Kamal
Communal tensions, misinformation, and poverty: across South Asia, governments are facing similar issues in their COVID-19 responses.
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.
April 29, 2020
The COVID-19 Catastrophe in Bangladesh
By Sudha Ramachandran
The virus risks plunging Bangladesh into social, economic, and political turmoil -- not to mention the public health crisis.
April 24, 2020
‘Quarantined to Starvation’: A Bangladeshi Sex Worker’s Struggles Amid the COVID-19 Lockdown
A Bangladeshi sex worker fears for herself and her family without the prospect of work during the lockdown.
April 18, 2020
Will the Pandemic Derail Bangladesh’s Economic Growth?
By Anand Kumar
Yes, but how bad it gets depends on what Dhaka does and how the world progresses against the coronavirus.