Mizan R Khan

July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020

Crafting image in an age of electronic globalisation

Recently, quite a number of reports have been published in both national and foreign media outlets about how two healthcare providers in Bangladesh issued fake Covid-19 certificates. Obviously, the...

May 6, 2020
May 6, 2020

Covid-19 challenges the conventional security paradigm

Coronavirus is razing the world to the ground, continuing to claim human lives—the latest count exceeds well over 200,000, with the number of infected running over three million.

December 26, 2019
December 26, 2019

An effective platform for branding Bangladesh

The 25th Conference of Parties (COP25) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ended just days ago.

December 19, 2019
December 19, 2019

COP25: Another round of active inaction

The UN’s longest-ever climate negotiations, continuing non-stop for almost two extra days, drew to a close on December 15 with not much to celebrate. Nations on both sides—developed and developing...

September 23, 2019
September 23, 2019

Building capacity to implement the Paris Agreement

The Asia-Pacific Climate Week was held at the UN Conference Centre, Bangkok from September 2 to 6, 2019. The objective was to have a regional dialogue on how to rachet up ambition in mitigation and...

April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019

Climate Change And Security: What the discourse is all about

We, the global community, already live in a climate-changed world, evidenced by the successive reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

February 19, 2019
February 19, 2019

Without proper urban facilities, quality life is unachievable

The word “city” comes from the Latin root “civis/civitas”, meaning citizen/citizenship. The expressions “civil/civic/civilisation” owe their pedigree to this Latin origin. Eventually, it came to...

November 2, 2018
November 2, 2018

Growth, green growth and development

The dictionary meaning of “growth” is “getting bigger”, in size or volume, whereas “development” is improvement in the quality of a system. It can be an individual, a community, or a nation.

July 22, 2017
July 22, 2017

The Gordian Knot of Dhaka city governance

We have managed to turn a serene, rustic, romantic Dhaka into a dishevelled, messy concrete slum just within a century.

July 15, 2017
July 15, 2017

A retreat from multilateralism

The two-day summit of the exclusive but informal club of G20 comprising of the big industrial and developing countries, held between July 7-8, ended with the issuance of a Communiqué, a ritualistic...