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January 14, 2016
On December 30, the Bangladesh people participated in nation-wide municipal elections, the first multi-party elections since the contentious January 2014 national parliamentary election.  In the last partisan election the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the largest opposition party,... Read More
June 26, 2015
I have known Fayaz Taher for some time now. Since high school, in fact. In a number of conversations over the course of the past few months, I’ve become increasingly aware of his business acumen and his passion for Bangladesh, a country that is in the midst of a drawn-out bout of political... Read More
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Ruzan Sarwar

Program Officer, Asia Division
May 21, 2015
Two weeks ago, following the British parliamentary elections, the Conservative Party swept the House of Commons with a clear majority, ending the latest term of hung parliament and subsequent ruling coalition of Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.  What is perhaps most remarkable about... Read More
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Simon Jerome

Assistant Program Officer, Eurasia Division
April 27, 2015
On April 28, some voters in the District of Columbia will return to the polls to elect Council Members in Wards 4 and 8, two of the city’s eight local subdivisions.  I use the word “some” because very few residents of the District, if my informal survey is representative, even know that the... Read More
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Simon Jerome

Assistant Program Officer, Eurasia Division