Michael Kim, a doctoral researcher at the Columbia University, mounts an excellent critique of the way contemporary war stories are written. He argues that the contemporary trend of war stories is evading many layers of meaning related to war and trauma.
Martin Scorsese would like us to see Silence as a film about religion — but its central issue is race
Malory Nye argues that while the new Martin Scorsese’s new film Silence is apparently about Portuguese Catholic missionaries in Japan, in effect the film raises difficult questions about white racial identities that are highly relevant to the world we now find ourselves living in.
Shafiqul Islam examines the on-going debate over the early marriage in Bangladesh.
Jon Kofas proposes a grim future of America after the 2016 election. He argues that polarisation in the US society will continue and it will become much worse after the next deep recession in the US because the political economy is increasingly serving a much narrower social base than it has since the 1920s.
Habibullah Karim argues that Bangladesh and India could play positive roles in addressing humanitarian needs of Rohingya people.
Rene Wadlow argues that as the world attention has focused on the conditions in the besieged cities of Aleppo and Mosul in Syria and Iraq, there are propositions for humanitarian corridors which could be facilitated by Non-governmental organizations.
Shahariar Sadat explores the reasons for radicalization and violent extremism among Bangladeshi youth and opines for a youth centric Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) narrative.