176 World Leaders and Nobel Laureates Urge Bangladesh to Halt Legal Cases Against Peace Prize Winner
By Julhas Alam
Muhammad Yunus, who pioneered the use of microcredit to help the poor, is being tried on charges of corruption and violating labor laws.
Political Storm Brews in Election-Bound Bangladesh
By Mubashar Hasan
Despite efforts by the government to decimate rivals, the opposition BNP is drawing huge crowds at rallies.
Bangladesh’s Democracy Under Siege
By Zarif Faiaz
With a notorious track record of crackdowns on the opposition and the free media, a lot is riding on Bangladesh's general elections next year.
Bangladesh 2024: A New Game in Town
By Anish Mishra
Recent political developments suggest that a replay of the electoral illusions of 2014 or 2018 is no longer an option for the Awami League.
Bangladesh’s Opposition Mobilizes Against the Government
By Shafi Md Mostofa
The economic crisis has provided the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party with a stick to beat the ruling Awami League.
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
By Manas Nag
Left unchecked and periodically molly-coddled, Bangladesh’s Islamist parties could spell havoc for its democracy.
Democracy Is Dying in Bangladesh. Targeted Sanctions Could Save It.
By Toby Cadman
Sanctions are a critical and powerful tool to spur much-needed reform.
Bangladesh Arrests Fugitive Killer of Independence Leader
By Associated Press
Abdul Majed, a former military captain, was arrested in Dhaka. It’s not clear when or how he returned to Bangladesh.
Enforced Disappearances Met With Denials From Bangladesh
By Meenakshi Ganguly
Bangladesh authorities need to stop feigning ignorance to the horrific experiences of those who have been forced to disappear.
Global Support Lets Bangladesh Prime Minister Withstand Election Concerns
By Julhas Alam
Despite election-related violence, congratulatory messages rolled in for Bangladesh Prime Minister-elect Sheikh Hasina.
The Bell Tolls on Bangladesh's Democracy
By Tamim Choudhury
The promise of economic stability at the cost of democracy continues.