The Paradoxes Of The Bangladesh Miracle

After emerging poor and devastated from its independence struggle 50 years ago, Bangladesh has managed to become a global paragon of economic development. While the country’s success is the result of many factors, two distinctive features of its political economy stand out. Read More Here

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Our Responsibility To South Asia

Future generations will remember what the world did, or failed to do, in the face of South Asia’s devastating second wave of the virus. India and its neighbours desperately need more vaccines, oxygen, and other supplies, and it is in everyone else’s interest to provide them as fast as possible. Read Here | Project Syndicate

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Bangladesh At 50

In the half-century since it gained independence, Bangladesh has gone from being what Henry Kissinger called a “basket case” to a case study in rapid economic development. A large micro-finance sector, balanced labor regulations, and resistance to religious fundamentalism have been key to the country’s success. Read Here | Project Syndicate

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How the Cold War Shaped Bangladesh’s Liberation War

One factor that begs the attention of many is the United States’ role during Bangladesh’s war of independence in 1971. Why did the United States choose to look away while its ally was involved in systematic massacres? Blood’s memoir and Bass’s investigative reporting seek to answer that question and, in so doing, highlight how the […]

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The Radicalisation Of Bangladeshi Cyberspace

There are fears that online rumours and misinformation could reignite a wave of extremism across Bangladesh. In fact, there are worrying signs that it is already starting. In early November, houses belonging to Bangladeshi Hindus were vandalized and torched after one of their occupants was accused of supporting France and defaming Islam on social media. Read Here […]

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