Ukraine war

Russia should help us with supply of LNG, wheat and fertilisers / Lavrov’s visit consolidates Bangladesh-Russia relations

Lavrov made strong statements on US interference and Russia’s commitment to working with its partners to prevent any outside “dictates.”

World Financial System: Is disintegration imminent?

Much like 1944, the raging Russia-Ukraine War has put humanity in deep trouble.

The need for a new US foreign policy

Unless US foreign policy is changed to recognise the need for a multipolar world, it will lead to more wars, and possibly World War III.

The deadly, murky history of the rules-based order

This month provides a harrowing historical landmark of what an ugly turn that order has taken in the past.

The Next Globalisation

Developments in three areas – telework, renewables, and AI – will bind countries together in new networks of interdependence.

The Russian novelist who predicted a nuclear apocalypse

Dmitry Glukhovsky says sales of his books depicting life in the Moscow Metro after a nuclear apocalypse have been booming since Russia put him on a "wanted" list for opposing the war in Ukraine and he was forced to flee abroad.

WB forecasts 5.2pc GDP growth

The World Bank yesterday delivered yet another bad news for the economy as the Washington-based multilateral lender pared back Bangladesh’s growth forecast for this fiscal year by 1.5 percent to 5.2 percent.

2022: The year the rich won, and the public lost

The rise in the prices of goods has led to many people suffering from a silent famine.

From an incorrigible New Year enthusiast

Let’s think of some out-of-the-box ways to tackle even the most formidable of problems.

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

FY23’s first budget support materialises

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has become the first multilateral lender to respond to Bangladesh’s call for budget support this fiscal year to weather the impacts of the Ukraine war after its board approved $250 million last week.

November 20, 2022
November 20, 2022

China and the US must escape both Thucydides and Kindleberger traps

Beijing believes it i​​s their destiny to lead the world by 2049, the Communist Revolution’s 100th anniversary, as set out in Xi Jinping’s long-term vision.

November 16, 2022
November 16, 2022

Who will flinch first: Putin, Zelensky or the West?

While the loss of Kharkiv in the northeast and Lyman in the Donetsk region, and now the pull-out from Kherson, are portraying Russia as a frail aggressor, security analysts suggest the war is far from over in Ukraine.

October 16, 2022
October 16, 2022

Inflation, war eating away food gains

Bangladesh made gains in food production and ensured the availability of rice in recent years. But surging inflation, erratic weather, and the Russia-Ukraine war affected the availability of cereals and reduced low-income people’s access to food this year.

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

Pelosi’s Taiwan visit: Overstepping China’s ‘red line’

US-China friction over Taiwan likely to have worrying impacts on global stability.

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

Over 100mn driven from their homes around the world: UNHCR

More than 100 million people have been driven from their homes around the world, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Monday, citing new data about those escaping violence, conflict, persecution and human rights violations.

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

Ukraine begins first war crime trial of Russian soldier

Journalists packed a small courtroom in Kyiv for the trial of a captured Russian soldier accused of killing a Ukrainian civilian in the early days of the war — the first of dozens of war crimes cases that Ukraine’s top prosecutor said her office is pursuing.

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