Syed Badrul Ahsan

is a politics and history analyst
Syed Badrul Ahsan
Henry Kissinger at 100: controversial policymaker and brilliant scholar
A particular aspect of the Kissinger personality has been the ruthlessness and arrogance with which he has treated subordinates
Pakistan’s judges: A brief history
In Pakistan’s history -- and one goes back to the pre-1971 days -- tales of judges in various modes of behaviour are aplenty
The light of Easter
This morning, we wish the Christian community in Bangladesh and all people everywhere, irrespective of the divergence of belief but accommodative of the diversity of faith, a happy Easter
Nur-E-Alam Siddique … or the tale of four young militants
Nur-E-Alam Siddique, ASM Abdur Rab, Shahjahan Siraj and Abdul Quddus Makhan were the voices of the young, indeed of the student community, which acquired increasing degrees of militancy in March 1971
The world of Buddhadeva Bose
Over four decades since his time as a student at Dhaka University, Buddhadeva Bose remains an inspiration for students of English literature
March 1971: As a lapsed teenager remembers
In those days, as Bangabandhu’s birthday approached, newspapers in West Pakistan seemed to be tripping over one another in pouring encomiums on him
Ekushey 1971 … and Bangabandhu’s warnings
Bangabandhu’s warnings on the morning of Feb 21 at the Shaheed Minar were grounded in his belief that a vast conspiracy was at work to prevent the Awami League from taking power
Pervez Musharraf: the man and his record
Musharraf ruled Pakistan for eight years, times which were remarkable for the many changes wrought in the country’s history