Creating a 'whole of government and whole of society approach' is the need of the hour
Since 2015, terrorism and violent extremism have been the most significant challenges facing Bangladesh. Almost a year has elapsed since the terrorist attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka but its reverberations are felt to this day. The attack on the bakery resulted in the gruesome death of 29 people, including nationals fromIndia, Italy and Japan. As the first anniversary of that attack approaches, it is important to take stock of the current situation vis-à-vis terrorism and violent extremism in Bangladesh.