C R Abrar | The Daily Star
  • C R Abrar

    Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka. He researches and writes on rights and migration issues.

  • The Digital Insecurity Act?

    The government has churned out yet another freedom-curtailing law for the parliament to legislate.
  • Machinations of a fearsome state

    2017 has just ended. The impending closure gives citizens an opportunity to take stock of the achievements and challenges they faced during the course of the year.
  • Commentary

    Silencing Dissent

    The much-maligned Section 57 of the infamous Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act 2006 has come in handy again for suppressing dissent. This time the target is a well-known professor of law of the University of Dhaka, a reputed columnist and an eloquent speaker.
  • Perplexing papal priority

    The dusts of Suhrawardy Udyan have settled down by now. The much-talked-about papal visit to Burma and Bangladesh has come to an end. The visit created quite a bit of furore both at home and abroad.
  • Caravan of the Dispossessed

    Understanding Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingya as genocidal is critical in light of narratives framing the plight of the Rohingya as a “humanitarian crisis” or “ethnic cleansing” and the Myanmar government's consistent denial of abuse. The latest exodus of Rohingyas that began on August 25, 2017 is an integral part of the realisation of the genocidal agenda.