article placeholder

Indian Diplomacy Pays Off in Bangladesh

Of all the visits to 25 foreign countries that Narendra Modi has made since he became India’s prime minister 14 months ago, a recent trip to neighboring Bangladesh yielded perhaps the most concrete outcome. O... Read More...
article placeholder

Bangladesh to Hang Another Islamist Leader

In the middle of bitter turmoil, with Bangladesh’s two warring dowager politicians again at each other’s throats, the country is ready to hang another war criminal left over from the havoc of the 1971 civil war... Read More...
article placeholder

India, Bangladesh and a Sensible Border Dispute Settlement

India’s unqualified acceptance of an international tribunal ruling in July on its maritime boundary with Bangladesh is a landmark in regional and international relations. The Arbitration Tribunal in The Hague, operating within the framework of the United Na... Read More...
article placeholder

Bangladesh Polls Violence Rises

Bangladesh’s furious opposition allies have termed Sunday’s national polls a “farce election” and imposed a Hartal – a general strike – across the country, paving the way for more violence. Undeterred by cal... Read More...
article placeholder

Government Attempts to Grab Grameen

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed has intensified the government's campaign against Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus, seeking to move his famed "People's Bank" under the jurisdiction of the Bangla... Read More...
article placeholder

Bangladesh Awaits Another Chaotic Election

Political tensions and confusion are mounting in Bangladesh over the next general election, which must be held by Jan. 24, 2014, with growing calls for general strikes and rallies as protest blooms. Under Bangladesh's parliamentary system, the parliament m... Read More...
article placeholder

Grameen Bank Breakup Runs Into Heavy Going

The Bangladesh government, apparently quailing in the face of national and international outrage, has postponed until July 20 a workshop scheduled to hear a plan to break up the celebrated Grameen Bank, which p... Read More...
article placeholder

Grabbing Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank

Apparently driven by jealousy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed*, is seeking to have the Bangladesh government take over 51 percent of the ownership of Grameen Bank, arguably the most successful institution e... Read More...
article placeholder

Tragedy in Bangladesh

The eight-storey building that collapsed on April 24 in Bangladesh, killing at least 930, housed five garment factories that employed at least 3,000 workers and placed weight on the floors almost six times greater than the building was intended to bear, accord... Read More...