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Ali Riaz on the Future of Bangladesh’s Politics

Ali Riaz on the Future of Bangladesh’s Politics

By Shannon Tiezzi
Despite Bangladesh’s slide toward a one-party autocracy, “the current trajectory is not destiny.”

The BNP’s Islamist Dilemma

The BNP’s Islamist Dilemma

By Saqlain Rizve
Will turning secular earn the Bangladesh Nationalist Party more support from New Delhi and Washington?
The Death of Democracy in Bangladesh

The Death of Democracy in Bangladesh

By Zarif Faiaz
With a fourth consecutive win in yet another uncompetitive race, the Awami League is on a path to destroy any opposition and dissent for good.

Bangladesh’s Opposition-Less Election Returns Hasina to Power

Bangladesh’s Opposition-Less Election Returns Hasina to Power

By Shannon Tiezzi
The result was never in doubt. The question of what comes next is more interesting.

How Social Media Will be Weaponized in Bangladesh’s Election

How Social Media Will be Weaponized in Bangladesh’s Election

By Md. Sayeed Al-Zaman
As Bangladesh preps for its election, social media is overflowing with information – and being weaponized by political parties.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Economy Hangs in the Balance as Bangladesh’s Hasina Hangs on to Power

Economy Hangs in the Balance as Bangladesh’s Hasina Hangs on to Power

By M Niaz Asadullah
Some had hoped Bangladesh would be Asia's next tiger economy. Instead, it may be heading for a deep economic crisis, reversing years of gains.

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.
Bangladesh’s Blueprint for Engineering an Election

Bangladesh’s Blueprint for Engineering an Election

By Ali Riaz
The ruling Awami League has taken lessons from the previous engineered polls in 2014 and 2018 to hone its strategy for 2024.

Bangladesh’s Make-or-Break Elections

Bangladesh’s Make-or-Break Elections

By Smruti S. Pattanaik
The 2024 election is a matter of political survival for both the ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party.

Is India Repeating Its Maldives Mistake in Bangladesh?  

Is India Repeating Its Maldives Mistake in Bangladesh?  

By Mushfique Wadud
New Delhi’s perceived support for an unpopular incumbent is stoking the fires of anti-India sentiment in Bangladesh.

Who Benefits From Street Politics in Bangladesh?

Who Benefits From Street Politics in Bangladesh?

By Mushfique Wadud
The BNP’s decision to go for all-out street protests could backfire.
Bangladesh’s Top Court Upholds Decision Barring Largest Islamist Party From Elections

Bangladesh’s Top Court Upholds Decision Barring Largest Islamist Party From Elections

By Julhas Alam
The Jamaat-e-Islami will not be able to contest upcoming elections. But it says it will continue to be politically active.

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