Muhammad Yunus’s New Crusade

Can Muhammad Yunus, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for revolutionizing credit for the poor, do anything about the dismal state of politics in his native Bangladesh? The country, currently under a state of emergency, has been riven by bitter political rivalries ever since it split away from Pakistan in 1971. Now Yunus, whose Grameen…

A Vicious Matriarchal Bangladeshi Standoff Continues

Elections in Bangladesh have always been tumultuous and the upcoming one in January promises to be no different. In fact, polarization between the country’s two dowager politicos, Sheikh Hasina Wajed and her bitter enemy Begum Khaleda Zia, has surpassed all previous records, leading to extreme tension between their cadres and sympathizers. Khaleda’s five-year term as…
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