An Endless Cycle of Violence
One statement from the article, ‘Merry Go Round’, perfectly sums up the sentiment many members from the international community as well as from within Bangladesh itself have of its political affairs; that politics in Bangladesh is not for the faint of heart. The constant tug of war between the two matriarchs, Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia, has exhausted the country monetarily as well as resulted in hundreds of people losing their lives to riots breaking out across the nation.
It hurts to think of how a great number of years that could have been spent focusing on the development of major sectors of the economy were instead wasted at the hands of two political foes who just cannot see much beyond their own egos. If what the author says about the U.S being able to incentivize Sheikh Hasina into brokering a deal with Khaleda Zia is true, then perhaps this is the only hope the Bangladeshis have of any peace.