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When terror came to Barcelona

It was painful, conspicuous and easy: The sort of target terrorists are always looking for. Las Ramblas of

Pulling US back from nuclear blink

After threatening fire and fury, how does a superpower deescalate? By scrambling its secretary of state, secretary of

Engineering better refugee health care

A resurgence of nativism and xenophobia in countries around the world has created a toxic environment for those

Executive perspective: The secret life of green finance

Green finance's meteoric rise has been a remarkable feature of the contemporary global financial landscape. From London to

Are China and the US falling into the Thucydides Trap?

Building his analysis on Thucydides' study of the Peloponnesian War, Graham Allison and his colleagues have studied the classic

SMEs for better access to finance

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are playing increasingly important role as engines of economic growth in many countries,

Mr Trump's fire and fury'

Tensions have intensified in the Korean Peninsula following President Donald Trump's warning to North Korea that it would face

What makes Merkel tick?

Next month, Germany heads into the last of this year's big European elections. Unlike France and Britain, this one

Frankenstein on the march

Victor Franke-nstein's creation of a human monster, known simply as Frankenstein, in the 19th century novel 'Frankenstein; or, The

Macron and the EU financial transaction tax

What do I care about my chitchat of yesterday? The famous statement of German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer could well

Worrisome state of child health in South Asia: An analysis

There are around 200 million children existing throughout the South Asian continent. Now the entire South Asian continent

What makes gold so pleasing

The common perception about gold is that it is the costliest of all metals. And as because the

US can avoid another arms race with Russia

Several parts of the US-Russia arms-control and non-proliferation architecture are cracking due to a combination of Russian misbehaviour

Sheikh Kamal: Memories of a friend

I completed my secondary education from Govt Laboratory High School, Dhaka, in 1967 and crossed the adjacent road

Sheikh Mujib : A poet of politics

Though Bangabandhu was the leader of a small and poor South Asian country, it is doubtful whether any

Why do cities become unaffordable?

Inequality is usually measured by comparing incomes across households within a country. But there is also a different

Descending trend of buying books in our country

It's a widely practiced tradition everywhere to exchange gifts on special occasions. People present gifts to each other

Daring ISI activities in India

Despite fragile domestic scene in Pakistan   due to political instability, and forces rallying to gang up against deposed

The chronicles of August

There are all those times that leave deep imprints on the memory. There are the days and the

CPEC: A remote and dubious goal for China and Pakistan

China Development Bank has drafted a prospectus for the Chinese government which depicts all the features and tenets

Interdisciplinary learning: A critical exposure

Gary Saul Morson of Northwestern University, a co-author of 'Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities',

Is ASEAN lost to China?

At a recent session of the Shangri-La Dialogue Asia security conference in Singapore, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis paraphrased

Trump's words have not increased the risk of war

The consensus Right and Left seems to be that United States President Donald Trump's apocalyptic threat of "fire and

Practising morality can reduce a lot of problems

Bangladesh is a country affected with many problems almost in every sector. Whenever a patriot thinks about the country,

No end to intractable Syrian dilemma

Carla del Ponte, a former attorney general from Switzerland who prosecuted war crimes in Rwanda and Yugoslavia, announced her

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