Bangladesh: A fragmenting nation?
Date of Issue2008
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Bangladesh has been facing political turmoil since October 2006 when a caretaker government assumed power followed by a takeover by the military in January 2007. Initially hailed by the Bangladeshi people as a blessing from the corruption and nepotism that had pervaded Bangladeshi politics, increasing human rights abuses by the government coupled with a poor economy, devastating floods and threats from rising Islamist sentiments in the country threaten to fragment the nation. However, the political and security situation in Bangladesh is not as dire as it may appear.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 046-08
Nanyang Technological University