Tag Archives: Hefajat-e-Islam

Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal – Hasina’s promise turned sour

In a post on Sunday, I laid out a cursory overview of the political woes currently facing Bangladesh (which you can read here). But here I drill down on a more specific question: was holding the Bangladeshi International Crimes Tribunal … Continue reading

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Bangladesh – A nation on the brink?

While many observers this week focused on Syria or Boston, a building collapse on Wednesday took the lives of more than 377 garment workers in faraway Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh. Sadly, it is not the first time this country has … Continue reading

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March Madness at Notes on the Periphery!: Part 4 (Asia-Pacific)

(Note: This post was completed in conjunction with Will Vogt, another Notes on the Periphery contributor and the beloved “obscurity” columnist.) On April 8, the three most fun weeks of the year ended, namely NCAA college basketball’s final tournament. For … Continue reading

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