Hasina’s government must deal with the new challenge of the growing extremism in Bangladesh. The hanging of Salahuddin and Mujahideen last November resulted in violent protests. The rise in political violence in the presence of political divisions would provide international terrorist groups like the Islamic State (IS) opportunity to recruit local people who are disgruntled by their state.
Umaima Ghori tells about the experiences that made Tsai Ing-wen the leader she is and what we can expect from the first female president of Taiwan.
In response to the downing of their fighter jet, Russia has decided to cut economic ties with Turkey. It has also suspended visa-free travel agreement with Turkey from January 1, 2016 onward.
Bangladesh has deployed the world’s first group of 160 all-women UN peacekeepers to Haiti.
The government’s approach of getting private companies to provide public services produced parallel systems.
Melanne Verveer, who served as U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, remarked that clashes had occurred in 31 of the world’s 39 active conflicts after peace settlements. None of the 31 cases had women involved in the peace process.
Umaima examines Turkey’s policy shift in Iraq and Syria, and why it’s confusing NATO. Is this a positive, or negative development in the fight against ISIS?
Umaima Ghori examines women’s role in countering violent extremism in Pakistan. Will they continue to join the fight?