Naureen Chowdhury Fink, CGCC Senior Analyst, spoke at the annual Ian Cuthbertson Memorial Lecture hosted jointly by the World Policy Institute and the EastWest Institute. The lecture focused on the positive and negative aspects of democratic transitions on efforts to counter terrorism and violent extremism. In response to discussions on the “Arab Spring,” Fink offered the case study of Bangladesh, a country that has struggled to consolidate democracy and find a role for religion and religious politics in social and public life, as an informative comparison.


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