Faculty Profile

Dr Arshad Ali

Assistant Professor, HEC Approved Supervisor

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Department of Political Science and International Relations

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Dr Arshad Ali is a faculty member at Department of Political Science, School of Social
Sciences and Humanities (SSS&H). Previously, he worked as a Research Analyst at the
International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), Singapore and
Research Associate at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad.
Arshad’s research interests concern Pakistan’s foreign and security policy, international
relations, regional conflicts and domestic politics. He has published several articles in various
national and international peer reviewed journals. He recently published a peer reviewed
journal article for Democracy and Security entitled “The Evolution of the National Security
State in Pakistan, 1947-1989.” He also regularly contributes short commentaries in his area of
interests in national and international dailies.
Dr Arshad received his PhD from the Department of Politics in University of Otago (New
Zealand) in May 2019, Master of Science (equivalent to MPhil) in Strategic Studies at the S.
Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Nanyang Technological University
(Singapore) in 2013, and MSc in Economics from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad in
2007. He was awarded Terrorism Study Analyst Study Award by ICPVTR which is a centre
within RSIS. During his master program at RSIS, he received Certificate in Terrorism Studies
(CTS) which is a specialised coursework track of the Strategic Studies program.
During his PhD at the University of Otago, he was given the opportunity to teach at
undergraduate level in the department of politics. In his doctoral thesis, Uneasy Coexistence:
Pakistan’s National Security State Approach and the Post-Cold War Era, he covered various
themes: the national security state, militarization, democracy and security, proxy wars and the
military industrial complex.
POL MPhil: Major Issues in Global Politics
BS IR: Introduction to International Relations
BS PS: Quantitative RM

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