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BIPSS Journal

 

 Peace and Security Review, Volume 7, Number 15, Fourth Quarter 2016 Read The Review...

 

 

 Peace and Security Review, Volume 7, Number 14, Third Quarter 2016 Read The Review...

 

 

 Peace and Security Review, Volume 6, Number 12, Second Quarter 2014 Read The Review...

 

 

Peace adn Security Review Volume 6 Number 11 First Quarter 2014 Read The Review...

 

 

Peace and Security Review Volume-5, Number-10, Second Quarter 2013 Read The Review...

 

 

Peace and Security Review Volume-4, Number-8, Second Quarter 2011 Read The Review...

 

 

Peace and Security Review Volume-2, Number2, Second Quarter 2009 Read The Review...

 

 

BIPSS Special Report

Nepal Earthquake: Impression from Ground Zero by Mr. Zacharias Tjäder, currently visiting Research Associate at BIPSS from Sweden, former military (ranger specialist) and trained crisis and conflict manager with past experience in SAR(Search and Rescue Operations).

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Splinter Terrorist Groups: Emerging Trends Of Terrorism In Bangladesh, Special Report, September 2013

Innovative new tactics have always been a tool of survival or expansion for terrorist groups all over the world. Activities of extremist/ terrorist groups in Bangladesh now appear to be following a new pattern.  It seems that the older strategy of bigger group, rapid expansion of network and spectacular terrorist acts to capture immediate media and public attention has been abandoned for the time being due to its failure. Such tactics have also been excluded keeping in mind the strong reaction from the security apparatus and the negative public sentiments towards terrorism.

The rise of rather smaller groups in disguise of various activities gives a new impression about the emerging trend. Police in Bangladesh recently unearthed activities of a small group named ‘Ansarullah Bangla Team’ (Volunteer of Allah Bangla Team). Their leader Mohammad Jasimuddin Rahmani was arrested with 30 of his followers on 15th August 2013. On the previous day police recovered huge volume of Jihadist literature, documents and list of persons to be killed through terror attacks. Similar recoveries along with some small arms were made on 24th of the same month in Barisal districts.Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) predicted, in its previous publication,this emergence of splinter extremist/ terrorist groups. Read More......

 

 

BDR Mutiny Security Implications For Bangladesh And The Region, Special Report

As the 36-hour long bloody mutiny by a number of the Bangladesh Rifles (paramilitary force in the country) personnel, who happened to be known as the ‘ever-vigilantsentinels of the border’, at its headquarters in Dhaka drew to a conclusion, along it took the lives of 56 officers, with 7 missing and a number of by-stander casualty. Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) jawans (soldiers), who are entrusted with the duty to safeguard the border of the country, staged a mutiny on the 25 February 2009, the second day of the yearly occasion "BDR Week" which was earlier (24 February 2009) inaugurated by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. More than a thousand BDR soldiers mutinied, took over the BDR headquarters, sprayed bullets in the Darbar (BDR’s yearly gathering/ meeting) to kill senior BDR officers (who are on deputation from Bangladesh Army) and held their families as hostage. By the second day (26 February 2009) the so called “Rebellion” spread over to 12 other towns and cities across the country. Though the mutiny crumbled  on 26 February (2009) in the face of a fear of using military force, it cost the lives of innocent military officers including BDR Director General, Major General Shakil Ahmed, and his wife, invoked lament among the families of the victims and left the country in a disarray. Read more ...

 

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Issue Brief


Cyber Security The Emerging Threat Landscape, Issue Brief 10, January 2012

BIPSS Issue Brief January 2012 edition has just been published. The Issue Brief focuses on cyber security, discusses different types of cyber attacks and looks into the question if threats from cyber space are an emerging threat landscape.
If the whole world is connected via internet, cyber attacks are never just a national threat. Computer viruses, worms and botnets usually affect computers worldwide. So every government and every company who is using electronic data processing has to find a way to secure data, to protect private and confidential data against unauthorized access, to control and limit access to electronic devices and administration, and to fend off attacks on their computer systems. So when it comes to cyber security, governments and companies should keep in mind what damage their sensitive data could create if it falls into wrong hands. Cyber espionage and cyber attacks on elementary infrastructure are only two of the different topics that are discussed in the Issue Brief.  Read more ...


Transnational Security Threats Facing Bangladesh, Issue Brief 8, June 2010

Transnational security issues have been of concern to policy makers for quite some time now. Global terrorism, human trafficking, small arms proliferation and other forms of transnational security threats have raised concern among policy makers for several reasons. First, the negative impacts of such transnational issues do not remain confined to the territorial boundary of a state; rather these spill over and affect other countries. Second, in recent times, transnational security threats have caused serious damage to the economic, social and political development at the systemic level. For instance, drug trafficking in Latin America or transnational terrorism in South Asia have created significant economic, social and political instability. The third reason is equally noteworthy. Limitations of national-level legislation and an absence of adequate transnational collaborative mechanisms or legal regimes have made it quite difficult to decisively deal with most transnational threats.Read More..

 

Maritime Security The Case of Bangladesh, Issue Brief 4, January 2009

BIPSS Issue Brief on "Maritime Security" is focused on one of the major national security challenges to Bangladesh. Bangladesh has a vast marine area which is quite important for economic and security reasons. In the backdrop of the recent standoff between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the aftermath Myanmar's attempts for exploration of oil and gas in the claimed marine area of Bangladesh. The issue brief focuses on the issues and problems of demarcation of maritime borders with both India and also include some policy recommendations. Read more ...


Environmental Security Coping with climate change and climate security of Bangladesh, Issue Brief 3, August 2008

 

BIPSS Issue Brief, Climate change is becoming one of the most important human security issues of contemporary international arena. Environmental degradation and its associated affects on national development have already Internally Displaced persons (IDP). The Issues Brief illustrates various problems faced by Bangladesh to effectively deal with climate change and proposes policy recommendations in this regard. Read more...


Energy Security Challenges adn Prospects for Bangladesh and South Asia, Issue Brief 2, July 2008

 

This Issue Brief has identified some of the challenges facing Bangladesh and South Asia. It has highlighted some of the means through which to allay strategic concerns of future energy supplies. The region faces an impending energy shock. In response, institutional change needs to happen swifty and in the form of basic energy management, better transmission unfrastructure, and greater efficiency and something as rudimentary as the drafting of countrywide energy strategies must be developed as a basic minimum. Read more...


Securitising Food The Case of South Asia, Issue Brief 1, June 2008

BIPSS Issue Brief, June, 2008 edition has just been published. The Issue Brief highlights the challenges and implications of food security; an emerging lexicon in the current international security agenda. The brief concentrates on the drivers affecting the food crises within South Asia generally; looking more specifically at the impacts upon Bangladesh. It also outlines possible way forward to mitigate immediate and mid-term repercussions of the crises. Read more...

BIPSS Focus

 

Bangladesh-Myanmar Relations: The Security Dimension


Myanmar is the only other neighbour that we have on our border besides India. But, the relations between these two neighbours have at times not been as friendly as expected due to the presence of some unresolved issues like Rohingya refugees and the maritime boundary demarcation. The most recent stand-off took place in November, 2008, when four Korean ships guarded by Myanmar’s navy started exploration for oil and gas reserves within 50 nautical miles South-west of St. Martin Island,in Bangladesh water. However, compared to Myanmar’s military strength,Bangladesh is lagging far behind.Based on such realities, Bangladesh has to make up its mind sooner how it wishes to pursue its geopolitical goals to ensure optimum gains for the sake of national security. Read More...

 

 

The Himalayan Challenge Water Security in Emerging Asia

 

 

The Himalayan River Basins in China, Nepal, India and Bangladesh are home to about 1.3 billion people - i.e. ||almost 20% of the world’s population and almost 50% of the total population of these countries.

Water availability on per capita cubic metre basis is estimated to decline from 2150 at present to 1860 in 2030 ||in case of China, from 1730 to 1240 in case of India, from 7320 to 5700 in case of Bangladesh, from 8500 to 5500 in case of Nepal. Read More

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