Commentary

Zika and the war against mosquitoes

Zika seems to have arrived in Central and South America overnight, but it cannot be expected to leave as fast. Ending this public health emergency will require a persistent...

How to stop the spread of extremism in Bangladesh

In Act 2 of his play Othello, the English bard William Shakespeare, or rather, his character Iago, says of “reputation” that “it is an idle and most false imposition, oft got...

Terror: The globalisation of extremism

Terror: The globalisation of extremism

Gunmen hunting foreigners kill a Japanese farm expert in northern Bangladesh and an Italian aid worker in the capital Dhaka. Shia Muslims are targeted in a bomb blast in...