Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) is a statutory and autonomous
research institution established on 25 June 1978 by the Government of Bangladesh. The research
activities of the Institute are carried out by the Research Faculty consisting of a team of full-time
researchers with varied social sciences background. The Institute is organised along territorial and
functional distribution of Divisions and Desks. There are five divisions in the Research Faculty: (i)
Defence Studies; (ii) Non-traditional Security Studies; (iii) International Studies; (iv) Strategic Studies and
(v) Peace and Conflict Studies.
Major aims and objectives of the Institute includes: undertaking and promoting research in the areas of
international relations, national issues and policies relating to security, defense and external relations.
When required, the Institute assists the government in the planning, formulation and implementation
of policies in the fields mentioned above. The institute also works as a center for documentation on
international relations and seeks to maintain active contacts with similar institutes at home and abroad.
The Institute arranges lectures, seminars and conferences to disseminate knowledge. The institute
also publishes books, periodicals and reports on studies in the Institute, besides providing research
Scholarships and Fellowships for studies relevant to the aims and objects of the Institute.
The areas of interest include: foreign policy, security and strategic issues with specific relevance to
Bangladesh. The institute also focuses on regional, sub regional, inter-regional and international
cooperation; Non-traditional and emerging security issues; Resource management and sustainable
development, economic liberalisation, trade and investment, governance and civil society; Conflict
studies, peacekeeping, security of small states, disarmament, non-proliferation, global peace, and area
For more information about BIISS please visit: http://www.biiss.org/