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About Liz Philipson
Liz Philipson is a visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics. Her work specialises in south Asian issues and focuses on conflict analysis, conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
Articles by Liz Philipson
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A bloody mutiny within Bangladesh's border-security force needs to be seen in the light of the complex divisions and suspicions of the country's post-independence era. The test for Sheikh Hasina's new democratic government is severe, says Liz Philipson.
(This article was first published on 30 March 2009)
Bangladesh is increasingly torn: between economic progress and insecurity, law and impunity, Islamism and secular politics, violence and democracy. Liz Philipson portrays a troubled country approaching its next major electoral test.
The people of Bangladesh will go to the polls in January 2007 to elect a government for the fourth time since military rule was overthrown in 1990.