Sayeed Ahmed

Sayeed Ahmed is a development professional involved in the infrastructure consulting business for over 20 years and has worked on projects under several government agencies in developing countries, Asian Development Bank and other institutions.

April 2, 2021
April 2, 2021

Ethnic minorities’ baffling show of support for Suu Kyi: What does it indicate?

After Aung San Suu Kyi’s arrest following the military coup, there was an outpouring of support shown to her by various ethnic groups in Myanmar,

August 27, 2020
August 27, 2020

Suu Kyi is likely to win again, but will that bring about any real change?

It was a landslide victory in 2015 for Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).

July 7, 2020
July 7, 2020

Has Trump found a solution to America’s Afghan problem?

America’s recent peace agreement with the Talibans in Doha makes many ponder whether it has lost the war. However, before coming to such a conclusion, we should revisit the aims of this decades-old...

March 3, 2020
March 3, 2020

Iran and the USA don’t have to be enemies

The contradict-ion couldn’t be more striking.

January 12, 2020
January 12, 2020

‘The only constant in life is change’

On November 29, 2019, The Daily Star announced the demise of its Star Weekend magazine and the birth of Toggle, quoting Heraclitus as a justification, but without giving him due credit.

October 21, 2019
October 21, 2019

Myanmar’s state of perpetual conflict

Report after report have confirmed the wave of appalling violence in Myanmar on its ethnic minorities, perpetrated by a well-trained, well-armed and state-sponsored organisation. Yet the world...

August 30, 2019
August 30, 2019

Trump’s wish to buy Greenland

Donald Trump. Boris Johnson. Marine Le Pen. Norbert Hofer. Are they ignorant? Short-sighted? Populist?

August 23, 2019
August 23, 2019

A priceless gem in Copenhagen

On a short trip to Copenhagen, my wife and I, having just visited the Little Mermaid and the Hans Christian Andersen museum, are wandering where to go next. Just then, by a sheer stroke of luck,...

April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019

Why Suu Kyi is silent on the Rohingya issue

Aung San Suu Kyi's inability to speak up for the Rohingya in Myanmar has been a riddle. The Western world had elevated her almost to the status of sainthood, only to find that she is actually...

June 21, 2018
June 21, 2018

Bangladesh: From a take-off stage to actual take-off

Budget implementation capacity of Bangladesh has been falling consistently for the last seven fiscal years, exposing poor capacity of government agencies, The Daily Star reported on June 4, 2018....