Dr. Iskander Rehman of the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, USA visited BIPSS on 14th December 2015. During this visit he was briefed on various activities of BIPSS and discussed issues of mutual interest. Later he delivered a presentation in a roundtable hosted by BIPSS on ”The Future of Strategic Competition in the Indian Ocean and its Implications for South Asia” at hotel Lake Castle, Dhaka. The roundtable was attended by foreign ambassadors and delegates, members of academia, editors and reporters of newspapers, representatives from Bangladesh Army, Navy and Coast guard. Young students from University of Dhaka also attended the roundtable. Maritime security, nuclear deterrence, maritime trade and cooperation, big power interest and role of middle power including Bangladesh was the key area of focus in the roundtable. President, BIPSS, Major General ANM Muniruzzaman (Retd) moderated the roundtable. The presentation was followed by a question and answer session.