Afghanistan Justice Organization (AJO)
Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS)
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Centre for Development and Peace Studies (CDPS)
Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS )
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)
The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS)
Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS)
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)

Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS)

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 studies.

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RECENT publications

23 July 2013
Pakistan-Seeing from a Distance
June 2013
Security Implications of Climate Change: A Case Study of Bangladesh
June 2013
Peace and Security Review
April 2013
January 2013
Millennium Post in 2013
Trapped in a complex twist

RECENT events

15 September 2013
Meeting with European Union (EU) Representatives
12 September 2013
Joint Seminar on “Regional Cooperation in South Asia for Security and Development”
11 September 2013
Discussion with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Team for data collection on “Transport Infrastructure Development for Regional Connectivity in and around South Asia”
01 September 2013
Roundtable Discussion on “Bangladesh-China and Bangladesh-Myanmar Relations: Political and Economic Dimensions”
25 August 2013
Country Lecture on Malaysia