Prof. Aftab Kamal Pasha, Director

Prof. Aftab Kamal Pasha MA (Pol. Sc.), MA (MES), M.Phil, Ph.D Ex-Associate Dean, Director and Chairman, Gulf Studies, SIS, JNU New Delhi Best Peer Reviewed Publications Egypt's Quest for Peace: Determinants and Implications (New Delhi: National Publishers, 1994) Contemporary Gulf: State Society, Economy and Foreign Policy (New Delhi: Detente Publications, 1999) Editor India and West Asia: Continuity and Change (New Delhi: Gyan Sagar Publications,1999) Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books Egypt in a Changing World (New Delhi: National Publishers, 2003) Iraq: Sanctions and Wars (New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 2003) India and Turkey: Past and Emerging Relations (New Delhi: Academic Excellence, 2006).

Dr. Omair Anas, Director Research

Dr. Omair Anas teaches International Relations at Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, in the Turkish capital Ankara. Omair Anas has studied MA, International Relations, and has done M.Phil and PhD from India’s Jawaharlal Nehru University in West Asian Studies in 2014. Prior to joining Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University in 2018, he was a research fellow at the Indian Council of World Affairs in New Delhi spring 2015-2018 where he was an expert of Turkish affairs and has also conducted India-Turkey Think Tank Dialogue in 2018. He has published more than 25 research papers in reputed journals, 50 policy briefs in several international think tanks, and 100s commentaries in several well known media outlets. He was Visiting Scholar at Freie University Berlin, Germany in 2012-2013. He specializes and teaches Non-Western International Relations, Middle East-Asia Relations, India-West Asia and India-Turkey relations. His academic publications are available on ResearchGate and Academia.

Dr Saleem Ahmad

Hammadurrahman (Research Assistant)

Hammadurrahman has done His Graduation in History (Hons) and M.A. in International Relations from Jamia Millia Islamia. He has interviewed Many Former Ambassadors and Professors. He writes his blog as Nami Danam

Dr. Subhash Singh, Assistant Professor

Dr. Subhash Singh, Assistant Professor, at the National Institute of Education (NIE), NCERT, New Delhi, is an expert on West Asian conflicts mainly Palestinian politics. He has studied Hamas-Fatah's struggle for Power during his Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was also an ICSSR Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His book “The Second Partition of Palestine”, 2021, Routledge has been widely appreciated as an important contribution to understanding Palestine’s internal power struggle. He has published several articles and chapters in reputed journals and edited volumes. He is Non-Resident Fellow at the Centre for India-West Asia Dialogue, New Delhi.

Dr Shubhda Chaudhary, Editor

Dr. Shubhda Chaudhary is an Editor at Centre for India West Asia Dialogue. She has worked as an academic specialising in Global Politics and Media at Delhi University for almost 5 years. She pursued her PhD and M.Phil in West Asian Politics from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She completed her MA in International Journalism from University of Westminster, London with full scholarship. She has worked as a trainee, specialising in the Middle East and African Region at Johannesburg, South Africa. She has given guest lectures at Ohio University, University of West Florida, Foreign Policy Research Centre, Child Rights and You (CRY), India. She had represented India at the Study of US Institutes at Seattle and Washington DC. She continues to write opinion pieces, book reviews for Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, The India Narrative, Hard News, Al Jazeera, TRT, Frontline and others. Her academic chapters on West Asian Politics and Arab Media have been published by Routledge, I.B. Tauris, Sage, Spanish Journals, etc.

Dr Abu Zafar, Research Coordinator

Dr Abu Zafar is Research Coordinator at New Delhi's Centre for India-West Asia Dialogue. His PhD thesis is titled 'China's West Asia Policy: A Case Study of the Media Discourse on the Civil War in Syria' from Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi. He also researched on the 'Evolution of Chinese Media Policy Since 1949' as part of his M.Phil. from University of Delhi. He previously worked as a journalist for almost a decade, publishing at many national and international media institutions. His research interests include international relations, media discourse, and China-West Asia Relations