Contact this organisation

1/46, Old Elephant Road (West of Ramna Police Station), Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
+880-2-9353808, 8315808, 9336287

Thematic areas

Conflict prevention and early warning
Environmental peacebuilding
Mediation & Dialogue

The Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) was founded in 1978.

Lecture on Indonesia. Image credit: BIISS  

Main objectives

The institute primarily conducts research on international relations, safety and other issues relevant to peace and security in Bangladesh, including:

  • The environment;
  • Democratic practices
  • Regional and international cooperation
  • The impact of globalisation on poverty and development in Bangladesh;
  • Regional, sub regional, inter-regional and international cooperation;
  • Conflict studies, peacekeeping, security of small states, disarmament, non-proliferation, global peace, North-South and South-South issues;

The BISS organises, seminars, lectures and other activities on these issues.

Main achievements

BISS has been a key participant in a number of projects, including:

  • The Bangladesh Human Security Assessment 2007, in partnership with DFID Bangladesh
  • Human Security in South Asia: Discourse, Practice and Policy Proposition (2007-2008), aregional project funded by the Ford Foundation, New Delhi
  • Regional Stability: The Role of Small States, in collaboration with the Asia Foundation, Dhaka.

Recent activities

Civil-Military relations in Democracy: new dimension and opportunities for CSOs to include peace-security in the development endeavor

After the July 1 terrorist attack Bangladesh Institute of International Strategic Studies (BIISS) and the Armed Forces Division (AFD) jointly organised the seminar titled “Civil-Military Relations in Democracy: An Effective Framework”, held at the BIIS auditorium in the capital.

Corruption, extremism biggest SDG challenges

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali yesterday identified corruption, and terrorism and violent extremism as the two biggest challenges in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the globe.

“Bangladesh is no exception,” he said while addressing a seminar titled “Implementing SDGs in Bangladesh: Challenges and Policy Options”, organised by the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) in its auditorium.

Last updated: August 2016