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Opinion

Bangladesh: Law to constitute EC is not a full-fledged one

M Sakhawat Hossain In my opinion, the law passed by the Jatiya Sangsad (national parliament) to constitute the Election Commission...

We needed a law for EC formation, we’re getting one for Se...

Illustration: Anwar Sohel What waited for nearly 50 years is now being implemented with super speed. Why? Until recently, the gove...

Why we need more female judges in every court

We have welcome news on the women’s front. A female judge is expected to break fresh ground. Justice Ayesha Malik, a judge of the...

Reworking Pakistani identity

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote about how assertive nationalism/patriotism has found space for itself in Pakistan’s electoral...

Murad’s mind-numbing misogyny

Illustration: Biplob Chakroborty State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murad Hassan has been made to resign from his pos...

Taiwan question will eventually be solved with China’s gro...

Vessels in the Taiwan Straits, July 20, 2017. /CGTN Photo The opinion war between the mainland and Taiwan, and between Beijing and...

Aryan Khan and India's addiction to the drug called majori...

Today living in India gives one a feeling of being both spectator and dramatis personae of a dark, menacing theatre of violence. Much...

Aukus submarine deal shows a worrying shift in Australia’s...

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (right) attends a joint press conference on the Aukus security partnership via video link...

AUKUS fallout misses the silent spearhead lurking beneath

Scott Morrison, center, appears on stage with video links to Boris Johnson, left, and Joe Biden at Parliament House in Canberra on Se...

Justin Trudeau's botched Asia policy puts Canada at the ba...

Justin Trudeau, pictured in Toronto on Sept. 12: the Prime Minister has taken an exceptionally hard line against Beijing.   &cop...

Not yet a failed state, Malaysia is decaying rapidly

City skyline in Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's system of heavy state intervention coupled with its adherence to the Malay privilege ha...

Post-Suga, Tokyo’s ties with Delhi

Even after Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (top right) demits office, New Delhi can expect the relationship to strengthen fu...

I saw Afghan interpreters translate so much more than word...

Former interpreters for the US and Nato forces during a demonstration in Kabul at the start of the formal US troop withdrawal in May...

Asean, stop wasting time on Myanmar

Protesters march during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on Feb 7, 2021.PHOTO: AFP Three months have passed sin...

Biden has a worthy interlocutor in Raisi

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani (L) meets the media with President-elect Ebrahim Raisi (R) in Tehran, June 19, 2021 This may...

G7 and China: Fault lines in the world order

The G7 has come a long way since its inception in the mid-1970s at the initiative of then French President Valéry Giscard d&rsqu...

Be wary of India’s provocation amid worsening pandemic

As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to worsen in India, the country may turn to old tricks, such as initiating provocations on its borde...

India not so scientific as it claims to be

Indian constitution is a unique constitution, and according to it, it is a fundamental duty, the eighth one, of every citizen in India...

How India lost Afghanistan to Pakistan?

India has a mounting diplomatic challenge as the Taliban, which New Delhi has despised, appears to be making a comeback to Kabul’...

The high cost of India’s cheap garment exports

An Indian Hindu devotee performs rituals in the Yamuna river, covered by chemical foam caused due to industrial and domestic pollutio...

Is history once again repeating in Afghanistan?

Right from the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-1842), which was perhaps the West’s greatest imperial disaster, history has often rep...