The Qatar Crisis:  A Master Class in Diplomatic Failure
Democracy and Political Rights

The Qatar Crisis: A Master Class in Diplomatic Failure

By Adeeb Chowdhury The roots of the so-titled Qatar Crisis wind sneakily back to another, much older, much grander conflict—a rivalry that is simultaneously archaic and worryingly relevant today. It has plagued the Arab world for centuries on end. It has existed since the early generations of Islamic history and rages to this day, manifested … Continue reading

The Cold War, Oil, and ISIS: How Western Powers Influenced Religious Extremism in the Middle East
Global Peace and Security

The Cold War, Oil, and ISIS: How Western Powers Influenced Religious Extremism in the Middle East

By Adeeb Chowdhury (originally published by same author on Shuddhashar Magazine) The citizens of the globe today are gripped by terror at a rising threat. This threat poses danger to the lives and safety of people of all nations, and it is rapidly expanding. Lives across the globe have been lost. Tensions soar, horror is … Continue reading

Internet Access Should Be Regarded a Basic Human Right in the Modern Age. Here’s Why.
Democracy and Political Rights

Internet Access Should Be Regarded a Basic Human Right in the Modern Age. Here’s Why.

By Adeeb Chowdhury  (original article published by the same author on The Bangladeshi Humanist) What is the Internet? Is the Web a tool? A hindrance? An impediment? A propeller of anti-social behavior? A path towards enhanced freedom and justice? An educator? Something we should further develop? Something we should repress? Something we should be worried … Continue reading

Remembering the Countless Women Raped During the Bangladeshi Liberation War
Gender Equality

Remembering the Countless Women Raped During the Bangladeshi Liberation War

By Adeeb Chowdhury  (originally published by the same author on The Women Chapter) “I don’t exactly remember how many of them raped me that night—maybe six or seven, or maybe more.I fell on the ground and remained there like a mound of clay. I was nothing but an object. I had no heart, no mind, no … Continue reading