Politics and Security


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As the 21st century rolls on with attendant threats and prospects for a stable world, we at the iribd are prepared to do our part by mobilizing the social and political will to address threats to peace, security and development — albeit in the limited form that is political and social research.

People and the river (Daniub), between the parliament and the castle in Budapest (Photo: KB/iribd)


Research on politics and security at the iribd are organized through the Centre for Advanced study of Politics and Security, which is open to researchers all over the world. This being largely an online platform, the researchers are expected to interact by posting and/or sharing articles on a varied topics of interest.

Submission and queries in politics and security are to be directed to the center research coordinator, at: caps(at)iribd.com


# In a recent article published in POLITIKON: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science (Vol. 36) Helal Mohammed Khan revisits the 2013 Hefazat-e-Islam protests in Bangladesh, a religion-based social movement that infused activism in a people that were rather shying away from activist tendencies, and seeks lessons thereof. Read, here. April 2018.

# Is political Islam changing its colours and contours in Bangladesh? A master’s thesis at the University of Edinburgh argues that it apparently is, with concomitant effects in the country’s sociopolitical spheres. Read, here. August 2016.

# In a book chapter published in Conflict in Myanmar: War, Politics, Religion, (Eds. N. Cheesman & N. Farrelly, Singapore: ISEAS) Helal Mohammed Khan argues that it is often imperceptible elements of fear – from different culture, race and religion etc. – and not tangible elements of threats, that trigger conflict between Bangladesh and Myanmar. Read, here. June 2016.

# An essay highlighting the need for reading through peripheries, and not always core, when it comes to understanding transnational movements. Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and its Asian affiliates in Jordan, Pakistan and Bangladesh are studied. December 2015. Read, here.