SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

Avinash Paliwal

BA (Hons)(Delhi); MA, PhD (KCL)
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Overview

Avinash Paliwal
Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)

Lecturer in Diplomacy and Public Policy

Name:
Dr Avinash Paliwal
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4454
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
4405
Office Hours:
By Appointment Only

Biography

Avinash is a Lecturer in Diplomacy and Public Policy at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD). 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 (RSRC) at the same university. An International Relations scholar, Avinash specialises in foreign policy analysis (FPA) with regional focus on South Asia, Afghanistan, and Myanmar.

His forthcoming book My Enemy’s Enemy 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). Avinash won the UK-India Education Research Initiative – Trilateral Research in Partnership (UKIERI-TRIP) in 2013 to conduct research on India and Pakistan’s engagement in Afghanistan, and was also awarded the prestigious Defence Studies Research Studentship and the King’s Continuation Scholarship for his doctoral research.

Avinash is currently the reviews editor at the International Journal of Military History and Historiography (IJMH). In 2014-15, he managed the King’s-Chevening Parliamentary Leadership Programme wherein Indian parliamentarians were hosted at King’s and exposed to the expertise offered by the university. He also chaired the Afghanistan Studies Group (2013-15) and convened the King’s-FCO Roundtables on Afghanistan.

Avinash 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.  

Teaching

Publications

Authored Books

Paliwal, Avinash (2017) My Enemy's Enemy - India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal. London: Hurst.

Articles

Paliwal, Avinash (2015) 'India's Taliban Dilemma - To Engage or to Contain?'. Journal of Strategic Studies, (40) 1-2, pp 35-67.

Paliwal, Avinash (2015) 'Afghanistan's India-Pakistan Dilemma - Advocacy Coalitions in Weak States'. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, (29) 2, pp 465-491.

Book Chapters

Paliwal, Avinash (2016) 'Afghanistan-India Relations: Normative Sources of Bilateral Ties'. New South Asian Security: Six Core Relations. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.

Paliwal, Avinash (2016) 'Afghanistan's India-Pakistan Dilemma: A Balancing Act?'. Afghanistan's Regional Dilemmas: South Asia and Beyond. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.

Paliwal, Avinash (2016) 'Pakistan-Afghan Relations Since 2001: There are no Endgames'. Pakistan at the Crossroads - Domestic Dynamics and External Pressures. New York: Columbia University Press.

Book Reviews

Paliwal, Avinash (2017) 'Reimagining Afghanistan'. International Affairs, (93) 3, pp 701-707.

Other

Paliwal, Avinash (2017) 'Filling the Capability Deficit'.

Paliwal, Avinash (2013) 'Securing Afghanistan: Historic Sources of India's Contemporary Challenge' ORD Occasional Paper #43.

Paliwal, Avinash (2011) 'Silent Game: China's Engagement in Afghanistan' ORF Issue Brief #31.

 

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