Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) is a statutory institution established on 25 June, 1978 by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The Institute was established with aim of the undertaking and promoting research and deliberation on international affairs, security and developmental issues. The Institute is also expected to advance knowledge and understanding of contemporary international and strategic issues in national and regional perspectives.
The Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies Ordinance. 1984, ordinance No. XXVII of 1984, BIISS Law 2013 defines the objectives, functions and organizational structure of the Institute. The general guidance and superintendence of the affairs of the Institute are vested in a Board of Governors, headed by the Chairman (appointed by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh) and consisting of Secretaries of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Finance, the Principal Staff Officer (PSOs) of the three services of Armed Forces, academics and professionals. The Director General of the Institute is the Member-Secretary of the Board.
The Director General is the Chief Executive of BIISS who is appointed by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. He directs and coordinates all research and administrative activities of the Institute.