Covid-19: Will Bangladesh follow India into breakdown?

29 April, 2021  - By David Bergman

A COVID-19 victim being taken for burial at the graveyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Photo by Kanti Das Suvra/ABACAPRESS.COM) With Covid-19, Bangladesh has bucked both the expected and the...

Why Hasina did not remove General Aziz

15 April, 2021  - By David Bergman

Screenshot from the Al Jazeera film, "All the prime minister's men". The picture shows Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh's prime minister, with General Aziz Ahmed when she appointed him as Chief of Army...

What did Bangladesh gain from Modi’s visit?

2 April, 2021  - By Kamal Ahmed

Progressive student organisations take out a procession from Dhaka University on March 26, 2021 to protest against the Indian prime minister's visit to Bangladesh (SK Hasan Ali/ Alamy) The...

Bangladesh at 50: The battle of competing narratives

25 March, 2021  - By David Bergman

Rickshaw drivers with their passengers on the streets of Dhaka, the country's capital city. Photo: Orjan Ellingvag/ Alamy Stock Photo 2021 marks Bangladesh’s 50th year of independence....

Copyrighted – by the Bangladesh state?

26 February, 2021  - By David Bergman

A screenshot taken from Amar Desh UK's Facebook page which remains active. Its website has been closed down, subject to copyright infringement complaints. Ten weeks ago, on December 8th 2020,...

Why are Haris and Anis not behind bars?

15 February, 2021  - By David Bergman

The two "fugitive" brothers of the current Chief of Army Staff, Haris and Anis Ahmed. Their pictures are screenshots from the Al Jazeera film, "All the Prime Minister's Men". Al Jazeera’s...

The home minister and the murder convict

4 February, 2021  - By David Bergman

Tofail Ahmed Joseph, the notorious gang member, and murder convict meeting with the home minister in 2018 soon after he was pardoned by the president after serving over 20 years in jail. In...

LSE, Sheikh Mujib and the Bangladesh government

19 January, 2021  - By David Bergman

Screenshot taken from the LSE website advertising a talk, which will be held in collaboration with the Bangladesh High Commission In a week's time, on January 27th January, the South Asia Centre...

UK Labour Party’s Awami League problem

11 January, 2021  - By David Bergman

Tulip Siddiq, Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, speaks at a rally. In the last three general elections, particularly the most recent one in December 2019, the UK Awami League have provided...

When survival is not enough

7 January, 2021  - By Kamal Ahmed

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at a rally outside her party office in January 2016, to mark the second anniversary of the January 2014 national elections that the party boycotted. Photo: Suvra Kanti...

How a pro-India “disinformation” group helped the Awami League government

24 December, 2020  - By David Bergman

Meeting in November 2018 between a SADF organised delegation of EU parliamentarians with Sheikh Hasina. Sitting with the prime minister is Rupert Matthews, an MEP and head of the SADF delegation....

Re-writing the history of Bangladesh’s Padma Bridge criminal conspiracy

20 December, 2020  - By David Bergman

The ongoing construction of the Padma Bridge on November 12th 2019 — the bridge will connect the south-west of the country to the northern and eastern regions in Bangladesh. Photo: Zakir Hossain...

The Rohingya relocation conundrum

10 December, 2020  - By Kamal Ahmed

Rohingyas are seen onboard a ship as they are taken to Bhasan Char island on December 4th 2020. Photo: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters/Alamy Stock Photo. The Bangladesh government has urged the...

How the British spied on a pro-Bangladesh meeting in 1971

8 December, 2020  - By David Bergman

A flag vendor selling Bangladesh's national flag as people observe Victory Day which takes place every year on 16 December to remember the day in 1971 when the Pakistan military surrendered...

Silencing science?

3 December, 2020  - By David Bergman

Female workers undergoing a body temperature scan as part of a health protocol at a garment factory following the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in Dhaka, Bangladesh in March, 2020. (Rehman Asad/...