Category Archives: Military

16 Years of the CHT Peace Accord

16 Years of the CHT Peace Accord by Biplob Rahman, translated by Professor Farida Khan for Without a resolution of the land conflict as outlined in the treaty, the … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Memories Of Underdevelopment – Grand Alliance And The Third Force In Power Politics

Memories Of Underdevelopment – Grand Alliance And The Third Force In Power Politics By Faruk Wasif, translated by Emon Sarwar for Alal ODulal Friedrich Engels in his 1887 essay,  “The Role … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

The “Peace” Accord that led nowhere: 16 years ago, today

16 years ago 1997. Shantu Larma and Sheikh Hasina let go a peace dove into the sky to celebrate the 1997 CHT “Peace” Accord.

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Two wings and a prayer

Source: google. Ask for a piece on Pakistan and Bangladesh during December and you’re likely to get something about the 1971 wars — note the plural, because the eastern part … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Deep Politics, Part 2: One-eyed world of the “civil war” roadmap

Deep Politics, Part 2:  One-eyed world of the “civil war” roadmap by Faruk Wasif; translated by Tibra Ali In boxing, fighters need to be alert of each other’s every move. … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Shahbag People

“How do we characterize or categorize the people of Shahbag? Who are the people of Shahbag? … What is the class character of this group, what excites or drives this … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 3 Comments

Disturbance in the Force 4

This image has been doing the rounds.  It’s an unlikely rumor because if things got to that stage, Gen Bhuiyan (IKB) would have mounted a coup.  

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

I condemn all violence

I condemn ALL violence.

March 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

We Salute

February 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

I want to believe

On that day, no soul shall be wronged; and you shall not be rewarded aught but that which you did. (The Quran, 36: 54). Surah Yasin is usually recited in Muslim … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 3 Comments



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