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Sheikh Hasina is running for a third five-year term as prime minister of Bangladesh. (Original photos by Akira Kodaka)
The Big Story

The rise and rise of Bangladesh

The economy is booming. Does Sheikh Hasina deserve the credit?

GWEN ROBINSON, Editor-at-large, Nikkei Asian Review | Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan

DHAKA -- Bangladesh defies economic and political gravity. Since its 1971 war of independence with Pakistan, the country has been known for its tragedies: wrenching poverty, natural disasters and now one of the world's biggest refugee crises, after the influx of 750,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in neighboring Myanmar.

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