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Ayesha Binte Towhid
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Biography

Ms. Ayesha Binte Towhid is a Research Officer at the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS). Her areas of interest include Indo-Pacific politics, conflicts in the digital age and selected issues of Bangladesh’s national security. She is currently conducting a study titled “Taiwan as a Flashpoint in US-China Strategic Competition: Potential Escalation and Implications for Bangladesh”. Her previous research includes the trends of Online Radicalization during the Covid-19 Pandemic and study of actors, tactics and impacts of organized disinformation and hate speech campaigns in South and Southeast Asia.

Ms. Towhid holds a MSc degree in Strategic Studies from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a MSS degree in International Relations from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. She has been working at BIISS since March 2019. She has published a monograph, articles in academic journals and opinion pieces in reputed news media. She also works as assistant editor of the BIISS journal.

Areas of Expertise

  • Great power competition and Indo-Pacific politics
  • Conflicts in the digital age
  • Violent extremism, radicalization and counter-terrorism
  • Selected issues of Bangladesh’s national security

 

Publications

Monograph:

  • Ayesha Binte Towhid, “Information Disorder in the Information Age: Actors, Tactics, and Impacts in South and Southeast Asia”, BIISS Paper 28, October 2020.

Journal Article:

  • Ayesha Binte Towhid, “Online Radicalization during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Trends, Strategies and Security Implications for Bangladesh”, BIISS Journal, Volume 42, Issue 4, 2021
  • Sajid Karim and Ayesha Binte Towhid, “The Evolving Conflict Environment and the Future of United Nations Peace Operations: Natural Resources, Environment and Climate in Perspective,” International Day of UN Peacekeepers Journal, Armed Forces Division (AFD), Issue 09, May 2023.

Book Review:

  • The Making of Global International Relations: Origins and Evolution of IR at its Centenary by Amitav Acharya and Barry Buzan, BIISS Journal, Vol. 41, No. 3, 2020.
  • Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives by Philip N. Howard, BIISS Journal, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2021.

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