Articles by: Amir Mohammad Sayem

Imposed restrictions, protests and the future of Hong Kong

Imposed restrictions, protests and the future of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong protests of 2019, also known as Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement, drew huge attention from many across the world. In fact, Hong Kong protests, which started in June (2019) against the proposed Extradition Bill to allow extradition of Hong Kongers to mainland China for trial, intermittently continued for more than a year and led to brutality of[Read More…]

by December 26, 2020 World
Indo–Pak Tension: can it be mitigated?

Indo–Pak Tension: can it be mitigated?

In recent years, tensions mounted between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers in South Asia. The 2016 Uri attack, the 2019 Pulwama attack on a convoy of vehicles carrying Indian security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber that led to deaths of 46, and the retaliatory Balakot airstrikes by the Indian air force can[Read More…]

by December 19, 2020 South Asia
Tigray crisis: will military victory bring peace?

Tigray crisis: will military victory bring peace?

Tigray crisis, started in November 4 between the federal government forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray regional state, led to deaths of hundreds and displaced around 44000 to neighbouring Sudan. Weeks of conflicts have almost come to an end at this moment with the Ethiopian government’s announcement of its taking control of Mekelle on[Read More…]

by December 8, 2020 World
Is de–nuclearization possible after all?

Is de–nuclearization possible after all?

Nuclear weapons are rendered as the most dangerous threat to human civilization. At least nine countries including five permanent members of the UN Security Council presently have approximately 14000 nuclear warheads, around 4000 which are active for operation within minutes. Current versions of nuclear bombs are obviously more powerful than those hurled over Hiroshima and Nagasaki of Japan in the[Read More…]

by November 29, 2020 World
Israel’s recent diplomatic ties and the issue of Palestine

Israel’s recent diplomatic ties and the issue of Palestine

In recent months, Israel made diplomatic deals with two Middle East countries such as the UAE and Bahrain. These formal diplomatic ties, brokered by the USA which earlier revealed a Middle East peace plan, have immediately caused heavy criticisms among many Muslim countries in the Arab region and beyond. Of course, mounting criticisms are not surprising at all since Muslims[Read More…]

by November 26, 2020 Palestine
Is there any alternative to anti-government outburst in Bangladesh?

Is there any alternative to anti-government outburst in Bangladesh?

  In the politics of Bangladesh, opposition parties including the Bangladesh Nationalist Party frequently say that massive movement will be carried out to oust the government, whereas the ruling party, the Bangladesh Awami League, repeatedly responds that oppositions’ anti-government movement will be tackled with full strength. Even if no massive anti-government movement was carried out as said and political situation[Read More…]

by November 23, 2020 South Asia
Sino–India dispute: how far can it go?

Sino–India dispute: how far can it go?

In September 11, both India and China optimistically agreed to reduce tensions, caused by China’s occupation of Indian lands, with a joint statement in Moscow made by the foreign ministers of respective parties on the need to achieve results through negotiations and military de-escalation. In actual fact, the recent Sino-India border clashes, which started between the two Asian nuclear armed[Read More…]

by November 15, 2020 World
Pandemic, recovery efforts and significance of good governance in Bangladesh

Pandemic, recovery efforts and significance of good governance in Bangladesh

Good governance, a much talked–about concept in political and development discourse in the contemporary world and closely related to the concept of ‘governance’ that usually indicates the process of decision–making and the process by which decisions are implemented, is obviously crucial to successfully deal with catastrophic situations caused by the COVID–19. But there is a clear paucity of good governance[Read More…]

by November 13, 2020 South Asia
Nagorno–Karabakh disputes: Is there any peaceful way out?

Nagorno–Karabakh disputes: Is there any peaceful way out?

Massive conflicts erupted in September 27 between forces of Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, mostly governed by the unrecognized republic of Artsakh led by ethnic Armenians since the Karabakh war in 1990s. Initial conflicts started along the Nagorno-Karabakh Line of Contact subsequently extended with bomb and missile attacks at a few main cities of both parties[Read More…]

by November 9, 2020 World
Of national visions and international status of Bangladesh

Of national visions and international status of Bangladesh

National vision, which usually reflects long-term goals of progression, is crucial for planned development of any country including Bangladesh. A well-developed national vision provides overall development targets to be achieved within a specified time in planned manner, while ill-formulated vision or lack of national vision may result in haphazard or distorted development. Of course, many countries in different regions have[Read More…]

by October 30, 2020 World
Is peace possible in Afghanistan?

Is peace possible in Afghanistan?

Doha peace talks, held in September of 2020, between the Afghan government and Taliban, led by peace council chairman Abdullah Abdullah and Mullah Baradar Akhund respectively, is a remarkable advancement towards the establishment of peace in Afghanistan, despite the fact that it is still difficult to say about when the ongoing conflicts started with the USA invasion in 2001 after[Read More…]

by October 16, 2020 South Asia
Settlements should end for a lasting solution

Settlements should end for a lasting solution

Israeli settlements or Jewish communities in Occupied Palestine Territories, especially in the East Jerusalem and West Bank, are a major historical cause of concern, not only for Palestine and Israel but also for the entire Arab region and beyond. In fact, every Israeli effort to build expansionary settlements and outposts has, of course, created chaos between Palestine and Israeli and[Read More…]

by September 4, 2020 Palestine