Meghna Guhathakurta is Executive Director of Research Initiatives, Bangladesh (RIB). She is a social scientist and an academician. She specialises in international development, gender relations, minority issues and South Asian politics. She is advisor to the International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission. She taught international relations at the University of Dhaka. She was a member of National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh, and coordinator of a UNHCR project to mitigate tension between the Rohingya and host communities. She was Co-Editor of The Bangladesh Reader and Associate Editor of Action Research Journal and the Journal of Social Studies at the Centre for Social Studies in Dhaka. She pursued her doctoral studies in politics at the University of York.
Many countries are witnessing political turmoil, which has led to situations of conflict that are endangering peace and security both domestically and across regions. The impacts of these conflicts have generated...