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Myanmar, Bangladesh must solve border tensions peacefully

Myanmar border guard police patrol the fence in the 'no man's land' zone between the Myanmar and Bangladesh border. Photo: AFP / Phyo...

Chance to reform, redeem India's distorted electoral fundi...

Illustration: Binay Sinha At the root of all political corruption is electoral funding. It began with the first gen...

Sheikh Hasina finds a way out of the Teesta waters logjam...

Colombo: The joint communique issued at the end of the visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to New Delhi on September 7 was...

Is there any strategy left for Washington in Afghanistan

If there is one picture that describes the failure of Washington’s War on Terror policy in Afghanistan, it is the viral imag...

Political lessons of the prime minister's India visit

The details published about the official talks held during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's India visit once again reflect a picture of t...

Sheikh Hasina’s Teesta water calls turn desperate. But Mod...

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Famed across the land for their beauty, but fearing their...

How Sheikh Hasina’s breaking the Chinese wall, creating ne...

File image of Indian PM Narendra Modi and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina | Photo: PIB Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ha...

Understanding the proposed Bangladesh-India comprehensive...

Bangladesh and India enjoy cooperation and warm relations in almost every area. Throughout history, both countries have also cultured a...

Ministers are the boss, bureaucrats real boss

Who is calling all the shots in government affairs at the moment, the ministers or the bureaucrats? The answer is pretty obvious. A hu...

15 August: The actual truth must be known

Body of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman lying on the stair at Dhanmondi 32Prothom Alo illustration August is our month of mourni...

Rapists freed: Is this how justice ends for Indian Muslims...

Bilkis Bano, her daughter Aksha, and husband Yakub Rasool in New Delhi in 2017 [File: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters] It was Independen...

Momen has said the ‘right thing’

“Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has requested the US to bring BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) to power. He also requested the US...

One year after the Taliban takeover: Regional risks and re...

On August 15, 2021—exactly one year ago —the Taliban captured Kabul and retook power in Afghanistan two decades after the U...

Time to reform: Lack of transparency may worsen economic s...

No government is perfect and every economy has its share of skeletons in the cupboard. However, for a democratic nation, Bangladesh mad...

For Sri Lanka, nuclear energy may be the best bet in the l...

Colombo: In his recent address to the Advocata Institute in Colombo, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe said: “I think we...

Govt invites inflation

Global economic situation and the situation in BangladeshProthom Alo infographic Whe...

Bangladesh’s economic crisis: How did we get here?

The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s willingness to support Bangladesh’s request for a 4.5 billion dollar bail...

Pakistan: The default response

Before the recent by-election in Punjab, the present government seemed to be coasting towards completing its constitutionally mand...

Foreign debt: Loan repayment to double within 3 years

Bangladesh will have to pay huge amount of loan with capital and interest in next 10-15 years and the volume of loan repayment will dou...

India’s delayed cyber security policy

Prime Minister at the Opening Ceremony of Global Conference on CyberSpace 2017 in New Delhi Over two years ago, Prime Minister...

How Does the Sanction Waiver to India Aid US' Strategic In...

US President Joe Biden listens as India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a 'Quad nations' meeting at the Leaders' Summit...