WAR ON TERROR

BUSINESS & DIPLOMACY

Foreign policy milestones of Bangladesh in 2016

Bangladesh’s top diplomat lists all that happened

Walking a tightrope

China and India: A delicate balancing act

YEAR IN REVIEW

Politics will be key to progress

Much of what Bangladesh wants in 2017 depends on how the government manages militants as well as its political rivals

Royal Bengal roller coaster

Whether high on ecstatic wins or low on crushing losses, the story of Bangladesh cricket in 2016 never lacked excitement

STATE OF THE ECONOMY

STATE, INSTITUTIONS, POLICIES

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Highlights and shadows

Events to Shake, or Gently Rattle, the World in 2017

Plan the year ahead with international events including a pop-up festival in the south african desert and a “star trek”-themed cruise. By Masha Goncharova

The Year in Cartoons

© 2016 The New York Times Distributed by The New York Times Syndicate OCTOBER TRUMP MAKES LEWD REMARKS ABOUT WOMEN Leaked audio of the Republican presidential nominee...

Year in Photos

© 2016 The New York Times Distributed by The New York Times Syndicate JULY: VIGILANTE VIOLENCE IN THE PHILIPPINES Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, was elected...

2016 Through the Lens of 3 Artistic Works

The works of art that were among the most discussed of the year were monumental, historical, environmental. A lake-spanning installation by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, JR’s billboard-sized artworks at the Olympics, and a replica of one of Syria’s most prized archaeological treasures, a Roman arch that stood in Palmyra, all filled in blank spaces, reminding us of what was missing or what we hadn’t yet explored. Here, the creators explain their work.

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Scarlett Johansson: Challenging Hollywood’s Boundaries

With the film industry lagging in terms of diversity, what’s the impact on actors, and all those who help to create our imaginary worlds? By Patti Sonntag

The Dangers of an Illiberal Democracy

When leaders use a democratic mandate to enrich themselves and crack down on the opposition, no one wins.

A Political System Under Pressure

Tens of millions of people are in flight, and globalization has brought rapid, difficult changes to many economies around the world. Is democracy strong enough to withstand the challenges?

The Central Banks Alone Can’t Save Us

The longer we rely on monetary policy to keep the global economy afloat, the more precarious our future becomes. By Mohamed A. El-Erian