Jagdish Bhagwati and Amrita Narlikar argue that scapegoating global brands for Bangladeshi factory accidents will not improve safety and may actually harm worker well-being.
Jagdish Bhagwati and Amrita Narlikar write that the only way to ensure safe working environments is to make them "legislated and pursued with zeal."
Jagdish Bhagwati examines the current feud in Bangladesh between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Mohammed Yunus, the founder of the microloan-making Grameen Bank, and hopes the affair will pave the way to liberal reforms that will transform the Bangladeshi economy.
With U.S. forces preoccupied in Pakistan, an Al Qaeda affiliate has been gaining power in Bangladesh.
Laurie Garrett discusses the confluence of health crises, including bird flu, climate changes and energy and food costs, in Bangladesh.
This report details the proceedings of a symposium to consider the significance of recent political developments in Bangladesh, convened by the Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention and the United States Institute of Peace.
In some South and Southeast Asia countries, worrisome signs of a slide toward militarism in a region where democracy had planted some roots.
The Congressional Research Service reports on the rise is Islamic extremism in Bangladesh
Warring political alliances have left Bangladesh in a state of upheaval in advance of January elections. Some U.S. experts worry the political disarray fosters Islamic militancy.
The International Crisis Group has released a paper on Bangladesh's stability in the race of emerging Islamist groups.
This USIP report looks at increasing Islamist violence in Bangladesh. The report argues that recent years have seen a deepening crisis in governance with continued politicization of civil society, deterioration of judicial independence, and diminishing rule of law and respect for human rights. Following a countryside terrorist attack in August 2005 and recent suicide bombings, the government has begun cracking down on selected individuals, and questions persist about the government's dedication to respond decisively to Islamist terrorism, conduct free and fair elections in 2007, and address the deterioration in the rule of law and respect for human rights.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More