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Nahian Reza Sabriet
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Nahian Reza Sabriet is Research Officer at the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS). He finished his undergraduate and post-graduate courses from the Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He primarily works on cyber security, digital forensics, and incident response. While looking at cybersecurity from a public policy perspective, he also explores areas of critical cyberpolitics, cyber-nuclear dynamics and the future of artificial intelligence in the public realms. Apart from his core area of interest, he has also been part of several research and academic projects related to International Relations, Strategic Studies and Human Security. Nahian has worked as Research and Data Analyst for multiple projects of several organisations in the fields of International Relations, including the Centre for Genocide Studies (CGS), University of Dhaka; Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTCU), Dhaka Metropolitan Police; Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU), Bangladesh Police; International Labour Organization (ILO); South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM); World Bank; Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Regional Programme Political Dialogue - Asia, Singapore; Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES); Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF); and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Areas of Expertise

• Cyber Security and Digital Forensics • Critical Cyber Infrastructure and Incident Response • Transnational Organized Crime • Violent Extremism • Security Strategy/Security Policy


Publications: Journal Articles and Monograph: • Nahian Reza Sabriet, “Cyberspace and National Security: A Framework for Critical Infrastructure (CI) Protection in Bangladesh,” BIISS Journal, Vol. 44, no. 2, 2023, • Nahian Reza Sabriet, “Terror Financing through Digital Means: Across the Indo-Bangladesh Border and beyond”, Himalayan and Central Asian Studies Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1-2 (Bangladesh Special Issue), Sreeradha Datta (ed.), 2022. • Nahian Reza Sabriet and Md. Jasim Uddin, “Covid-19 and Bangladesh’s Manpower Export: Pandemic Induced Vulnerabilities and Policy Options”, BIISS Journal, Vol. 42, No. 2, April 2022. • Abu Salah Md Yousuf and Nahian Reza Sabriet, “The Urge of International Response to the Rohingya Repatriation”, In Repatriation of the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals: Political Security and Humanitarian Assistance, BIISS Monograph 31, 2022. [Monograph Chapter] • Amena Mohsin and Nahian Reza Sabriet, “Rohingya Women and Children and the Limits of Legal Protection Regimes”, Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury (ed.), Wiley Global Policy Journal (Durham University, UK and Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2022). • Nahian Reza Sabriet, “COVID-19 and the Theories of International Relations”, BIISS Journal, Vol. 41, No. 4, July 2020: 343-370. • Mahfuz Kabir and Nahian Reza Sabriet, “Bangladesh-India Cooperation in Trade, Investment and Connectivity: A Bangladesh Perspective”, BIISS Journal, Vol. 41, No. 3, July 2020: 239-265. • Nahian Reza Sabriet, “Terrorist Financing in Bangladesh: Methods and Responses”, BIISS Journal, Vol. 41, No. 2, April 2020: 173-203. Book Chapters: • Nahian Reza Sabriet, “Bangladesh-United States Relations: Commemorating the Past, Harnessing the Future”, in Lailufar Yasmin, ed., Bangladesh Foreign Policy: Making New Waves (Dhaka: Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs, 2023). • Mahfuz Kabir, Rubaiat Afroze and Nahian Reza Sabriet, “Bangladesh-China Relations: Expanding Trade and Investment Frontiers”, in Lailufar Yasmin, ed., Bangladesh Foreign Policy: Making New Waves (Dhaka: Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs, 2023). • Nahian Reza Sabriet, “The Future of Blended Learning at Public and Private Universities of Bangladesh”, Globalisation and Cultural Transformations among the Youth: Tertiary Institutions under Spot (Dhaka: University Press Limited (UPL), 2023) (Forthcoming) • Mahfuz Kabir and Nahian Reza Sabriet, “BRI, Trade and Connectivity: Bangladesh Perspective”, in Kalyan Raj Sharma, ed. Belt and Road Initiative and South Asia (London: Routledge, 2023), (Forthcoming) Reports: • Nahian Reza Sabriet, “Understanding Bangladesh’s Ties with Afghanistan Amid Taliban’s Return”, Afghanistan and the New Global (Dis)Order: Great Game and Uncertain Neighbours, Aditya Gowdara Shivamurthy (ed.), ORF Special Report No. 175, 2021. • Nahian Reza Sabriet, “COVID-19 Pandemic: Looking at the Data”, State of Peace 2020, Centre for Genocide Studies, University of Dhaka, 2021, pp. 15-33. • Nahian Reza Sabriet, “Pandemic and Penalty in the Public Health Sector of Bangladesh”, CGS Peace Report, Vol. 4, No. 4, Centre for Genocide Studies, University of Dhaka, January 2021: 31-40. Newspaper Articles: • Nahian Reza Sabriet, “Strengthening Bangladesh-India ties through connectivity, trade and security”, Bangladesh Post, April 27, 2022, • Nahian Reza Sabriet, “BD-Myanmar Relations: Beyond the Crisis Factor”, New Age, April 1, 2022, • Nahian Reza Sabriet, “Revisiting the Myanmar question”, New Age, February 8, 2022, available at

Research projects

Research Projects: • Position: Research Associate Violent Extremism in Bangladesh: A Reader (Volume VI & Volume VIII of the VE Reader Series), Centre for Genocide Studies (CGS), University of Dhaka; Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC), Dhaka Metropolitan Police, March 2022 – Present. [Also, as Research and Editorial Assistant for Vol I-V and VII] • Position: Research Assistant A Strategy for the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Violent Extremist Offenders in Bangladesh, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC), Dhaka Metropolitan Police, January 2020 – June 2020. • Position: Research Assistant USAID: Obirodh Project, August 2019 – September 2019. • Position: Research Assistant Crime-Terror Nexus: The Case of Bangladesh, Centre for Genocide Studies (CGS), University of Dhaka; Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC), Dhaka Metropolitan Police and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), July 2018 – December 2018. • Position: Research Assistant ‘Natural Crisis’ Impact on Social Behaviour in Asia, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia, Singapore, August 1, 2020 – March 3, 2021. • Position: Research Assistant Qualitative Study for Evaluation of Application of Migration Policy for Decent Work for Migrant Workers, International Labour Organization (ILO) and South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM), June 2019 – July 2019. • Position: Research Assistant Gender-based Violence Mapping in South Asia: Bangladesh and West Bengal (Monitoring and Evaluation of the Actions of Governmental and Non-governmental Organizations), World Bank, March 2019 – July 2020. • Position: Research Assistant A Study on Decent Work Deficits in Domestic Work in Bangladesh, International Labour Organization (ILO) and Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), 2018.

Paper Presentation

Paper Presentation: • IR Conversations in a World of Uncertainties: Debating Theories and Practices, Organized by Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka, 27 February 2023. o Topic: Future of International Relations: Globalization, Technology and Artificial Intelligence • The Intersection of Emerging Tech, Nuclear Weapons & Cyber in South Asia: 2nd South Asia Roundtable, organized by Nepal Institute for Int´l Co-operation & Engagement, Centre for Security, Strategy and Policy Research (CSSPR) and International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP), 24 February 2023. o Paper: Cyber Diplomacy and Nuclear Dialogue in South Asia • Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Sri Lanka, 15 February 2023. o Paper: Digital Civic Spaces and Democracy: Bangladesh Perspective • International Conference on Security and Prosperity in the Bay of Bengal, Cochin, Kerala, India. November 30, 2021, Organized by Centre for Public Policy Research (India) and Friedrich Naumann Foundation (Germany) o Paper: From Political to Functional Geography: Prospects of Synergies between South and Southeast Asia • Webinar on Bangabandhu and Bangladesh’s Foreign Policy, Global Studies and Governance (GSG) Programme, Independent University, Bangladesh, October 22, 2020. o Paper: A Constructivist Take on Bangabandhu’s Foreign Policy and Leadership • Dhaka University Law and Politics Review, February 17, 2020. o Paper: Violent Extremist Funding and State Responses in South Asia

Academic Awards and Achievements

Academic Awards and Achievements: • Capstone Award from the US Consulate, Chennai, India [For Policy Briefing on Geoeconomics in the Indo-Pacific, August 2022] (with Aditya Singh, Benjamin Loh, Moch Faisal Karim and Purvaja Modak) • Merit Scholarship for Academic Achievements at Undergraduate and Graduate Levels, University of Dhaka, 2018-2020. • Merit Scholarship for Academic Excellence for Intermediary [Higher Secondary] and Secondary Education (2012, 2014). • Merit Scholarship as the top scorer in the education board, Primary (2006) and Junior (2009) Scholarship Exams.