The 21st century world is marked by diverse, multidimensional and complex security challenges. The nature and pattern of such challenges is changing and creating instability, affecting societies, putting pressure on economies and disrupting the overall development process. The developing countries in particular are vulnerable to these security challenges.
As a leading research institute in the South Asian region, BILIA aims to understand these current and emerging security challenges and to provide viable, pragmatic and solution-oriented ideas to counter them in an enlightened and effective manner. BILIA is the primary source of accurate, objective information on international and strategic issues for politicians and diplomats, foreign affairs analysts, international business, economists, the military, defence commentators, journalists and academics.
BILIA conducts rigorous, frequent, timely and policy-oriented analysis on a comprehensive range of contemporary issues impinging on peace and security. The Institute stresses a forward-looking policy orientation. The research focuses on Bangladesh and its adjacent region meaning South Asia and Southeast Asia. BILIA studies international relations from a multidisciplinary perspective of social science. A special emphasis is given on non-traditional security.
BILIA conducts research on political violence and terrorism from both domestic and transnational dimensions. The institute aims to bridge the gap between academic research and policy analysis within the context of Bangladesh and other countries of South Asia and Southeast Asia.