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Bangladesh Bucks the Trend

Seamless growth: Bangladesh escapes crisis by focusing on low-cost exports, high quality garments and textiles A year ago as the world financial system teetered on the edge of collapse after many Wa... Read More...
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Bangladesh’s Challenge

Bangladesh is at a turning point, politically, economically and diplomatically. Can Sheikh Hasina Wajed's Awami League produce a stable and effective government which eschews winner-take-all politics? Can relations with India improve to the ... Read More...
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UPDATE: Awami League Wins Bangladesh Polls

With Bangladeshi voters having delivered a resounding victory to the coalition led by Sheik Hasina Wajed of the Awami League Monday, apprehension remains over whether the vote can ensure a stable ... Read More...
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Challenge of a Credible Bangladesh Poll

As Bangladesh slowly moves towards its much-delayed December parliamentary elections, the military-backed caretaker government is still trying to figure out what to do with the bitter political enemies, known as the “battling Begums,” whose d... Read More...
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Political Tension Rises in Bangladesh

After nearly two years of caretaker government in Bangladesh, the politics of the country seem to be heating up as all the political parties, including the two major ones, grow increasingly frustrated ... Read More...
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Searching for Taslima

Bangladeshi feminist writer Taslima Nasreen was flown out of Calcutta on Nov. 21 after violent Muslim protests over her books and speeches resulted in injuries to 43 people and arrests of more than 100. Ruchir Joshi, a resident of Calcutta, w... Read More...
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Judicial Freedom in Bangladesh

Bangladesh, whose military leaders took over the country last January and threw hundreds of squabbling politicians into jail on corruption charges, has created the mechanism for an independent judic... Read More...