Category: Bangladesh politics

Bangladesh: Kamal Hossain’s Record As a Negotiator

Syed Badrul Ahsan critically examines Bangladeshi politician Dr. Kamal Hossain’s record as a political negotiator as this 80 years old politician leading an alliance of opposition parties to hold dialogue with the Prime Minister with an aim to end a political deadlock loomed over the management and administration of the next general election.

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Globalisation in Bangladesh: The School of Rock and the Soldiers of God

Mubashar Hasan examines the rise of ‘rockization’ and Global political Islamist parties as conflicting aspects of globalization in Bangladesh. He argues, “unavoidable discursive transnational forces of globalization disrupt the nature of traditional culture, social boundaries and foster the rooted cosmopolitanism within Bangladeshis where agents for consumer cultures and rebels of globalisation who themselves are products of globalisation, are maneuvering.”

A Muslim Question: Bangladesh context

There are no Muslims in Bangladesh, or alternatively there are many Muslims in Bangladesh. What this question actually refers to is the confusion about either a political, or a religious ideology within the political parties in Bangladesh. Therefore, an expectation for a secular ideology, or a religious ideology in Bangladesh’s politics, considering the contemporary political situations is highly challenging, and ultimately impossible.

The ICT & The Shahbagh Movment: The Crisis of Neutrality in British Bangladeshi Media

A London Based British Bangladeshi journalist Mr. Muhammad Abdul Hye Ibne Safi presents an insightful evaluation of the growing partisanship in Bangladeshi journalism and its negative impact on British Bangladeshi media in the UK, set against the backdrop of two most talked about political events of Bangladesh in 2013- The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) and the Shahbagh Movement.