Foreign Policy & Security

BEI has, over the last few years, undertaken a number of studies and workshops on foreign policy and security.  In 2007-8, BEI, in collaboration with government officials and civil society, produced a ‘Counter-Terrorism Strategy for Bangladesh’. BEI has also organized workshops, such as for police officers and prosecutors to effectively counter terrorism, as well as a workshop on non-traditional security challenges in South Asia. In 2009-10, BEI, in partnership with the Organization for Research Foundation in Delhi, held two workshops on ‘Bangladesh-India Security Dialogue’ in Dhaka and Delhi. The dialogues were undertaken with support from the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, with the objective to bring together policymakers, law enforcement agencies and civil society representatives to discuss security issues of importance to both Bangladesh and India.