Arms Race In The Bay Of Bengal

Comment: By Sazzad Haider

The purchasing of two submarines from Beijing puts Bangladesh in a dilemma over the equilibrium between its mighty neighbours; India and China.  The growing Chinese influence in Bangladesh, economic & military, has become a growing concern for India.  Following an extensive military procurement drive, India is now trying to persuade Bangladesh to sign a defence treaty to regain a geopolitical edge over the Chinese. Continue reading

Martin McGuinness: Eulogy for a terrorist

Comment: By Rian Whitton

On the 22nd of March, a terrorist was gunned down after stabbing a Police Officer and mowing down pedestrians in Westminster. There was no debate or nuance as to the justice served on this person.  The day before, a terrorist with a far more extensive list of victims passed away to a chorus of adulation our nation usually reserves for the Chinese Communist leadership.  Continue reading

Islamic Militancy: a continuous threat in Bangladesh

Report: By Sazzad Haider

Bangladeshi police recently arrested Maulana Abul Kashem, a spiritual leader of Neo Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (Neo-JMB) recently from a hideout in Dhaka. According to the police, Maulana Kashem is suspected of being the mastermind behind the attack on the Holy Artisan restaurant in Dhaka last year, killing 22 people, including Japanese and Italian citizens. Continue reading