Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) organizes a monthly roundtable on a contemporary geopolitical issue. The most recent one, held on 28th February 2023, focused on ‘Two Years of Military Rule in Myanmar: Ramifications for the Future’.
A panel of experts comprising three distinguished speakers discussed the given topic. Brigadier General (retd) Shahedul Anam Khan, former associate editor of The Daily Star; Brig Gen (Retd) Sakhawat Hussain, PhD, Senior Fellow South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG), North South University; and Parvez Karim Abbasi, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of East West University, spoke at the event as panelists. The speakers outlined the major issues that shaped the two years of military rule in Myanmar. These issues ranged from the nexus between the military regime’s political and economic strategies and the regional powers’ interests to Bangladesh’s diplomatic posture vis-à-vis the authoritarian government. BIPSS President Maj Gen ANM Muniruzzaman, ndc, psc (retd) moderated the roundtable. Nur Ahmed, Research Officer (Maritime Affairs and Security), represented BIMRAD at the roundtable.