Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) is a statutory institution established by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on 25 June 1978, with the aim of undertaking research and dissemination of knowledge on international relations as well as national affairs and state policy related to security, defense, international peace and strategic aspects. In its journey of more than four decades, the premier think-tank has contributed immensely in advancing knowledge and understanding of these fields in Bangladesh and beyond. At the national level, BIISS contributes through in-depth research on contemporary and emerging topics, assists the government when required in the planning, formulation and implementation of policies in relevant fields and facilitates a forum for different stakeholders to constructively discuss issues of national interest. It also remains active in regional and global platforms by engaging in Track 1.5 and Track 2 diplomacy.
Ranked 36 among Global Top Defense and National Security Think Tanks
Ranked 22 among Top Think Tanks in South and South-East Asia and Pacific
Policy Initiators of SAARC, BIMSTEC and BCIM
Support Institution Award - by UPL in 2018
32+ Institutional linkages for Research Collaboration