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BIPSS-ASP Conference on Bangladesh at ASP in Washington DC

A conference on Bangladesh was jointly organised by BIPSS and the American Security Project (ASP) in Washington DC on October 6, 2014. Panelists were drawn from both Bangladesh and the United States. The speakers deliberated on different aspects of politics, security, economy, trade etc. related to Bangladesh. The conference was attended by the US policy community, academics, think tanks, media, security analysts and the private sector. A similar event was jointly organised by BIPSS and ASP in October 2013.

The Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Mr. Clinton [Tad] Brown delivered the Keynote Address

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BIPSS and the South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council jointly organised a roundtable titled 'Bangladesh In Focus' in Washington DC

On 01 October 2014, BIPSS and the South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council jointly organised a roundtable titled 'Bangladesh In Focus' in Washington DC. Panelists included Ambassador Teresita Schaffer from the Brookings Institution, Ambassador Bill Milam from the Wison Center, Dr. Robert Boggs from the National Defense University, Dr. Stephen Tankel from American University along with Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd). and Mr. Shafqat Munir from the institute.

Speakers at the roundtable deliberated on the various political and security challenges confronting Bangladesh, Bangladesh's regional relations and an overall economic outlook. The event was attended by representatives from State Department, Department of Defense, various agencies of the US governement, think tanks, universities, private sector and diplomatic missions in Washington DC.

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BIPSS CO-HOSTS MARITIME DIALOGUE IN WASHINGTON DC

BIPSS in collaboration with Centre for Naval Analyses (CNA) has organized the first US-Bangladesh Maritime Cooperation Dialogue in Washington DC from 24 to 25 September 2014. This Track 1.5 Dialogue initiative brought together the maritime forces to discuss about enhancing naval and maritime cooperation between the two countries. The participants had drawn from the US State Department, Department of Defence and relevant stakeholders in the US and Bangladesh including representatives from Bangladesh Navy and Coast Guard. The dialogue held in Washington is part of a series of events that will take place in the US and Bangladesh in future. Throughout this year and in 2015, BIPSS will continue to work on issues of Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean, which is a key research agenda for the institute. It may be mentioned that, BIPSS has previously been part of a similar initiative with the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).

Some of the themes covered in the dialogue will include maritime stability, naval cooperation, and threat assessment of the maritime domain, cooperation on non-traditional security threats and maritime cooperation through regionalism. Proceedings of the dialogue will be published on completion of the event.

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Roundtable on Chanakya by Dr. Bappaditya Chakrvarty

 

On 15 June, Dr. Bappaditya Chakrvarty, a prominent author and scholar on Indian strategic thought delivered a lecture on 'Contemporary Relevance of Chanakya - Actionable Strategies and Operational Tactics’. During the talk, Dr. Chakravarty spoke about the various strategic concepts espoused by Chankya and their application in the contemporary era. Dr. Chakravarty claimed the relevance of Chanakya in contemporary time showing its applicability through different examples. The roundtable was chaired by President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd). The programme was attended by the academics, and foreign diplomat.

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