Published in: North Africa, West AsiaThe financial logic and human cost of the war on terror
Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE The general frame of war on terror rhetoric is that no one is safe and secure unless politics is securitised in order to pave the way for growing investment in the military industry.
Published in: openIndia'Ascending' nationalism: the failure of politics and climbing Everest in Bangladesh
In the past two years, four young Bangladeshi, including two women, scaled Mount Everest, becoming national heroes. More importantly, these individuals also became powerful political symbols, used on various sides, to disguise the failure of politics in Bangladesh.
Published in: openSecurityGlobal political Islam in Bangladesh: past, present and future
As global public attention is turned to Bangladesh and the International Crime Tribunal, the country's complex political situation comes under scrutiny. Both main parties face a growing opposition from militant Islamism which thrives on local discontent as well as on appeals to global jihadism.
Published in: openSecurityBangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal: a critique of the critics
While criticism of the ICT is important, its chief critics have dehistoricized the context in which this trial is taking place, and expressed disdain in terms which position Bangladesh as the under-developed, untrustworthy ‘Other’.