February 26, 2022
Dynasties’ Daughters and Martyrs’ Widows: Female Leaders and Gender Inequality in Asia
By Mark R. Thompson
The relatively large number of female leaders in Asia appears surprising given their general paucity globally.
March 26, 2020
Bangladesh’s Leader Urges All Citizens to Stay at Home to Slow Virus Spread
By Associated Press
Dhaka is wary of an outbreak, but hasn’t yet instituted formal lockdown procedures as seen in neighboring India.
January 05, 2019
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.
March 23, 2018
Turbulent Politics Set to Return to Bangladesh
By Lau Seng Yap
Political stability ahead of the December national elections is now increasingly elusive in Bangladesh.
February 16, 2018
Is This the End of the Two-Party System in Bangladesh?
By K.S. Venkatachalam
Less than a year ahead of national polls, the leader of Bangladesh's opposition party has been convicted of corruption.
July 02, 2016
The Downfall of Democracy in Bangladesh
By David Landry
"Sheikh’s unprecedented moves since coming to power threaten to undo much of the country’s democratic progress."
May 22, 2015
In Bangladesh, BNP Is Derailing Democracy
By Mohammad Ziauddin
Bangladesh’s ambassador to the U.S. on the recent elections in Dhaka and Chittagong.
May 14, 2015
Democracy Departs From Bangladesh
By Arafat Kabir
Recent elections suggest the political situation is worsening.
April 28, 2015
Bangladesh’s Executions an Affront to Justice
By Jared Genser
Political violence and repression are at levels not seen in decades.
March 01, 2015
Blogger Avijit Roy’s Killing Shows Bangladesh’s Culture of Violence
By Vishal Arora
More than 100 have been killed in political violence in recent weeks.
February 27, 2015
Is Bangladesh’s Crisis About to Get Much Worse?
By Frederic Grare
There seems to be no obvious exit scenario from the current turmoil.
January 08, 2014
For Bangladesh, Elections Bring Little Relief
By Sanjay Kumar
The Diplomat's Sanjay Kumar reports from Dhaka on the outcome of the Bangladesh election.