Opinion

May 30, 2021
May 30, 2021

Should vaccines be considered ‘global public goods’?

The Daily Star newspaper recently announced on its front page, “COVID Vaccines. One Lakh Pfizer Shots to Arrive Next Month” (May 19, 2021).

May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021

What we need to know about artificial intelligence and privacy rights

Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel Klara and the Sun, his first since receiving the award in literature in 2017, has some relevance for policymakers and ordinary citizens...

May 4, 2021
May 4, 2021

Food insecurity increases amidst the latest Covid-19 spike

Food insecurity in Bangladesh during the pandemic is rising. Even in the best of times, millions of people in the country go hungry.

April 18, 2021
April 18, 2021

World faces a looming crisis compounded by vaccine inequities

In a world that has always favoured the rich over the poor—both within a country and across nations—the Covid-19 pandemic will worsen this maldistribution further unless actions are taken soon to...

April 4, 2021
April 4, 2021

The latest Suez crisis and the economic fallout

The latest crisis surrounding the Suez Canal appears to have come to a favourable resolution, avoiding a full-blown disaster. The world was watching with bated breath for almost 10 days, as the...

March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021

NRB expertise and skills must be tapped aggressively

Non-resident Bangladeshis (NRB) have played an important role in the economic growth of the motherland. Whether it is the remittances we are talking about or the “diaspora network” that facilitates...

March 21, 2021
March 21, 2021

What path lies ahead for Afghanistan?

From 1979 onwards, since the Soviet Army moved into Afghanistan to support Babrak Karmal and the communist regime, the country has been embroiled in one conflict after another.

March 7, 2021
March 7, 2021

WTO receives a booster shot with new DG

The World Trade Organization (WTO), the body that is entrusted to promote free international trade, has recently received two very well-timed shots in the arm.

February 21, 2021
February 21, 2021

Can raising the minimum wage sometimes hurt the workers?

Raising the minimum wage is supposed to benefit the workers, particularly those who are making less than the minimum and are struggling to make a decent living.

February 7, 2021
February 7, 2021

How can our new graduates stay ahead in the tough job market?

I entered the job market when I was a graduate student at Dhaka University and have switched jobs many times since then.