Dr Avinash Paliwal
- Department of Politics and International Studies Senior Lecturer in International Relations Deputy Director, SOAS South Asia Institute
- Department of Politics and International Studies
- BA (Hons)(Delhi); MA, PhD (KCL)
- Russell Square: College Buildings
- Email address
- Telephone number
- +44 (0) 20 7898 4454
- Support hours
- Term 2: Wednesdays 11:00am -1:00pm
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.