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    Countering extremism in Bangladesh

    সন্ত্রাসবাদের ম্যাপে অন্তর্ভুক্ত হয়েছে বাংলাদেশ

    ‘হারাকা আল ইয়াকীন’ নামে মিয়ানমারে নতুন জঙ্গী সংগঠনের জন্ম

    আত্মজিজ্ঞাসা জরুরি                   

International Workshop Counter Terrorism Capacity Building

Dhaka, Bangladesh

In the backdrop of emergence of Terrorism as one of the most critical challenges facing the national security apparatus of most countries in the world today, Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) held a five-day long international workshop on Counter Terrorism Capacity Building (CTCB) from March 21-25, 2010, at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel. The workshop was the second of a series supported by the British High Commission, Dhaka. The workshop offered rigorous training packages aiming at bolstering the capacity of the people at various levels engaged in the business of countering terrorism in Bangladesh.

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BIPSS Special Events

Roundtable on "Media-Military Relations in the Media Era"

Roundtable on "Critical Infrastucture Protection and Security"

Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) will held a Roundtable on " Media-Military Relations in the Media Era" on 21 March 2010 at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel. Dr. Syed Mahmud Ali, a renowned author and former Senior Editorial Coordinator, BBC World Service, London, will deliver the key note paper. The roundtable will focus on key aspects of the current state of media-military relations –its different professional and political challenges and suggest ways of developing a model. The event will bring together subject experts, renowned journalists, editors of premier dailies, think tanks, analysts and high-ranking government officials.

Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) will hold a Roundtable session on " Critical Infrastructure Protection and Security" on 22 March 2010 at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel. The event will highlight all aspects of infrastructure protection and security in Bangladesh. Eminent security expert, Dr. John Harrison will address the event as a key note speaker. Dr. Harrison specialises on all aspects of security and is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Transportation Security. He is an Assistant Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Head of Terrorism Research at the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research. The session will be attended by subject experts, relevant stakeholders, analysts, and think tanks.

Roundtable Presentation

China-South Asia Relations: A Dynamic Contour

We are currently at a very critical juncture of history. The rise of China coincides with the evolving nature of South Asia's geopolitics and its internal dynamics. Despite the global financial crisis, China has been able to maintain its economic growth momentum. The phenomenal and robust growth has given China a strong economy. South Asia is also in transition- India is rising, Indo-Pak rift still continues, fight against terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan is on. At the same time, Sino-South Asian exchanges are seemingly at an all-time-peak now. Sino-South Asia relations and the changing contours depend much on South Asia's internal dynamics. In light of the stated premise, it is very important to study and analyse China's relations with major South Asian countries. This brief is aimed at illustrating China's political, economic and defence cooperation with four South Asian countries- Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Pakistan.

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Dhaka Declaration on Water Security

Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) and Strategic Foresight Group (SFG), India, organised the Second International Workshop on Himalayan Sub-regional Cooperation for Water Security in Dhaka on 15-16 January, 2010. This is part of a long-term process to build confidence and cooperation between countries that make up the Himalayan River Basins.

This process is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, USA.

25 distinguished water experts from India, Bangladesh, China and Nepal, including former ministers of Water Resources of India, Bangladesh and Nepal participated in the Workshop.

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Second International Workshop Hymalayan Sub-regional Cooperation on Water Security


Trans-boundary collaboration over the issue of shared water is critical since water is scarce in most areas. In this backdrop,BIPSS hosted the Second International Workshop on "Himalayan Sub-regional Cooperation for Water Security" in Dhaka on January15-16, 2010 in collaboration with the Strategic Foresight Group, India. BIPSS President Major General Muniruzzaman (retd) and President of Strategic Foresight Group, India, Sundeep Waslekar addressed the inaugural session of the workshop. The workshop, attended by 25 experts from China, Nepal, India and Bangladesh, stressed that water has become a crisis issue for people of the subcontinent. It also underscored the need for securing equal interests of all basin countries, especially the lower river nations. The workshop concluded with a declaration named "Dhaka Declaration on Water Security" which recognised the critical significance for water security of the Himalayan River Basin and put forward a set of recommendations towards this end.

Presentations of the Workshop

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Major International Organisations discuss Security Implications of Climate Change in Copenhagen
The speakers dwelt at length about the various security challenges posed by Climate Change and its implications on the international security order. General Munir was specially invited by the Danish MFA to present a viewpoint on the security dimensions of Climate Change and also the Bangladesh perspective.

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