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The challenge of radicalisation : Hizb ut-Tahrir in Bangladesh
The announcement of a foiled coup last month underscored the emergence of the Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) as a new security challenge in Bangladesh. Despite its aim to overthrow the country’s democratically elected government, HT ...
The Facebook Jihad
While the world remains engrossed in debates triggered by Wikileaks, a new threat from cyberspace is emerging. Social networking sites have now become a potential space for recruiting extremists. We may call this the ...
Suu Kyi's new role : challenging tasks ahead
After being feted during her tour of Europe Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is facing some politically difficult challenges at home. There is an increasing pressure on her to address Myanmar’s domestic crisis ...
Rohingyas in Bangladesh and Myanmar : quest for a sustainable solution
Bangladesh, under international pressure to receive Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, has its own domestic concerns of demographic pressure, resource scarcity, and internal security. For a sustainable solution, the international ...
Violent radicalisation in Bangladesh : a second wave?
In spite of sustained operational response by the state, radical ideologies continue to spread in Bangladesh especially via cyberspace. The emergence of Ansarullah in Bangladesh signals a second wave of violent radicalisation ...
Checking human smuggling : the Bangladesh-Myanmar borderland
Human smuggling from the Bangladesh-Myanmar borderland cannot be effectively tackled by short-term quick-fixes. For a sustainable solution, both Bangladesh and Myanmar have to take effective action against human trafficking ...