Ashfaque Swapan

The writer is an Atlanta (US) based freelance journalist.

April 17, 2021
April 17, 2021

A US battle between democracy and the fear of it

Hello from Georgia, ground zero in a massive US political battle.

April 1, 2021
April 1, 2021

A plan that serves the people and a party that doesn’t

"Socialism is a scare word they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years. Socialism is what they called public power.

March 13, 2021
March 13, 2021

A historic, trillion-dollar triumph for Biden and US

Despite razor-thin majorities in the US Senate and the House—where corralling lawmakers can be as frustrating as herding cats—Biden has managed the near-impossible task of steering through Congress...

February 21, 2021
February 21, 2021

The promise and challenge of Bangla in the digital age

Every Ekushey, we renew our pledge to the language martyrs of 1952 that we will ensure that our beloved Bangla continues to flourish. To redeem this pledge, we need to remember a critical fact: The...

February 20, 2021
February 20, 2021

The strange kabuki of the trial of Donald Trump

The trial of former US President Donald Trump in the US Senate had all the hallmarks of a Shakespearean tragedy. The Democratic impeachment managers put together a chilling case proving Trump’s...

February 6, 2021
February 6, 2021

A traveler’s adventures in Covid testing

During a recent round-trip from Atlanta, US to Dhaka, Bangladesh, I had wildly contrasting experiences in the two cities as I tried to get tested for Covid-19.

January 23, 2021
January 23, 2021

Biden’s balm of normalcy soothes US

America’s quadrennial celebration of peaceful transition of power is one of its more hallowed traditions.

January 12, 2021
January 12, 2021

Stunning democratic wins in Georgia defy history

As the world continues to reel from images of the outrageous assault of the US Capitol by Trump’s goons, history was made in the southern US state of Georgia this month.

December 27, 2020
December 27, 2020

For US, after a terrible year, perhaps a respite?

Here in America, are we finally beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel?

December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020

US elections survived a threat, but the future is bleak

The toxic political fallout of the recent presidential elections has truly tarnished America’s reputation.