President BIPSS, Major General A N M Muniruzzaman, ndc, psc (Retd) was invited as a delegate to attend and speak at the Moscow Conference on International Security 2017 (MCIS 2017) in Moscow. This major yearly conference focused on global international security issues and specially paid attention to the civil war in Syria, recent developments in the Korean peninsula and other hot spot issues. General Muniruzzaman was asked to speak in the panel on Asia – Pacific Security. The conference was attended this year by delegations from 87 countries and other international organisations. Most country delegations included Defense Ministers, Service Chiefs and other senior members from the security establishments.
President BIPSS also delivered a talk at the Cernegie Moscow Center which was attended by senior academics, diplomats and policy makers. General Muniruzzaman’s talk at the Cernegie Center was titled ‘ Asia – Pacific Security : Understanding the Threat Landscape ‘. It touched on all major traditional and non-traditional security challenges currently faced by the region.