Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Avinash Paliwal

Key information

Roles
Department of Politics and International Studies Senior Lecturer in International Relations Deputy Director, SOAS South Asia Institute
Department
Department of Politics and International Studies
Qualifications
BA (Hons)(Delhi); MA, PhD (KCL)
Building
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office
4405
Email address
ap88@soas.ac.uk
Telephone number
+44 (0) 20 7898 4454
Support hours
By appointment

Biography

Avinash is Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Deputy Director of the SOAS South Asia Institute. Previous to this he taught Defence Studies at King’s College London and was the Defence Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Regional Security Research Centre at King's.

Avinash specialises in foreign and security policy analysis with regional focus on South Asia, Afghanistan, and Myanmar. His book, My Enemy’s Enemy - India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal, details India’s role in Afghanistan from the Soviet invasion to the US withdrawal. His current research is focused on India’s foreign policymaking processes towards Myanmar since Independence (1947). 

He holds an MA and PhD in International Relations from King’s College London, and a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Delhi. Formerly a Visiting Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins University, Avinash worked as a foreign affairs journalist before entering academia.  

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