Distinguished Professor Ali Riaz was quoted in The Interpreter, the publication of the Sydney-based Australian think tank Lowy Institute.

In “Bangladesh: breaking with dynasty,” Riaz comments on Bangladesh’s long-running corruption scandal. Reacting to the risk of increasing extremism as a result of this corruption, Riaz notes that “that the government may try and use Islamist groups to form a semblance of opposition.” He adds that “both major political parties have sought to form coalitions with Islamists in the past.”