Opinion

October 19, 2016
October 19, 2016

Should America intervene in Yemen?

While Americans are engrossed in Donald Trump's vulgar and offensive comments on women, and allegations about his sexual misconduct with multiple women in the past, seemingly the US...

October 8, 2016
October 8, 2016

Suing Saudi Arabia for 9/11: Another American obsession

Americans since the founding of the United States seem to be in a perennial state of narcissist obsession.

September 12, 2016
September 12, 2016

Fifteen Years after 9/11: Is America any safer?

Is America Any Safer” is the cover story of this September's Atlantic magazine. CNN and other media outlets are also commemorating

August 6, 2016
August 6, 2016

Terrorists in Bangladesh

The poor, marginalised, and uninformed madrasa students in Bangladesh are too weak and disorganised to spearhead any violent or revolutionary movement. This explains why urban, rich, and secular...

July 28, 2016
July 28, 2016

Countering terrorism in Bangladesh

Politicians and law-enforcers in Bangladesh, from time to time, hype up both panic and complacency by publicizing the following: “terrorists everywhere” or “no terrorists anywhere”, in the country....

July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016

Is Kemalism on its way out in Turkey?

The enigmatic coup-attempt in Turkey on the night of July 15 and 16 signals something ominous about the future of Turkey, NATO, and the entire region.

July 17, 2016
July 17, 2016

When terrorism isn’t terrorism, to America

I find my White American students – even the very bright ones – totally confused, the moment I ask them if White police brutality against Black people in America amounts to terrorism. Most White...

July 4, 2016
July 4, 2016

Should there still be ambiguity?

Although some Bangladeshi politicians till the recent past – the home minister repeated his position on July 3 2016 that the Holey Artisan Bakery massacre has no ISIS link...

June 18, 2016
June 18, 2016

Maniruzzaman Miah, as I knew Him

Although he was more of a guru and mentor to me, Professor Maniruzzaman Miah was also a very good friend of mine. He was

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

Why was Muhammad Ali Greater than his legend?

Last Friday (June 10), the “Great” Muhammad Ali was laid to rest at his birthplace, Louisville Kentucky. Around 15,000 people