Dhaka Attack Underscores Poor Response to Escalating Violence

July 13, 2016

The terrorist attack on an upmarket bakery in Dhaka could herald a more intense phase of Islamist violence in Bangladesh. In the first-ever largescale attack on Dhaka’s diplomatic zone, gunmen stormed Holey Artisan Bakery, an upscale restaurant in the Gulshan neighborhood, on July 1 and held...

Dhaka’s Silence in Wake of Avijit Roy’s Murder

March 26, 2015

Can writers in Bangladesh depend on the government to protect them? The brutal murder of Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-born American writer, shocked many people in his home country. International human rights organizations condemned the killing, and the US government sent FBI agents to the capital...

Modi: Maintaining Harmony as a Measure of Success

May 24, 2014

What does Narendra Modi’s victory mean for India? Narendra Modi is India’s new prime minister. After leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a landslide victory in the Indian general elections, winning 282 seats in the lower house of 543, Modi will be sworn in on May 26. The BJP could...

India and the US: Divided Over Dhaka

January 01, 2014

India and the US have yet to develop a synergy in their policies towards Bangladesh.    By Seema Sirohi As a dangerous storm brews in Bangladesh in the run up to the polls on January 5, India and the United States stand far apart on how best to deal with the protracted political...