Name: Dr. Raja Qaiser Ahmed
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: School of Politics and International Relations


§  Ph.D. International Relations   (2018) 

Quaid I Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan

Research: The University of Nottingham, UK.

§  M Phil International Relations  (2014)

Quaid I Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan)

§  MSc International Relations      (2012) 

Quaid I Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan)

Phone: +92-51 9064-2264
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

§  Politics, Security and Foreign Policy of India

§  Democracy and Democratization

§  International Politics of South Asia

§  Postcolonial State Formation


§  Raja Qaiser Ahmed, Democratic Transition and Political Change in Pakistan

§  Raja Qaiser Ahmed, Democracy in Pakistan: From Rhetoric to Reality

Research Publications

§  Mian Zahid Hussain & Raja Qaiser Ahmed, “Space programs of India and Pakistan: Military and strategic installations in outer space and precarious South Asian regional strategic stability”, Space Policy, 2018.

§  Raja Qaiser Ahmed and Misbah Arif, “Space Militarization in South Asia India’s Quest for Space Weapons and Implications for Pakistan,” Asian Survey, University of California Press, Vol. 57 No. 5 (2017): 813-832.

§  Raja Qaiser Ahmed, “Nationalism and Political Identity in Pakistan: Rise and Role of Indigenous Identities,” SAIS Review, John Hopkins University Press, Vol. 35, no 2 (2015): 105-116.

§  Raja Qaiser Ahmed, Dr. Sheharyar & Muhammad Shoaib, “The Changing Dynamics of the Foreign Policy of China in Contemporary Time,” The Turkish Yearbook of International Relations, Vol. 45 (2014)

§  Raja Qaiser Ahmed, “Aam Admi Party and Rise of Modern Middle Class in India” Delhi Business Review,  Journal of Society for Human Transformation and Research,  Vol. 15, No. 2 (2014)

§  Raja Qaiser Ahmed, “The Changing Pattern of Political Dynamism in India,” Journal of Delhi School of Professional Studies & Research, Delhi Business Review, Volume 13, Issue 2 (2012)

§  Raja Qaiser Ahmed, “India’s Look East Policy: Challenges and Options for Pakistan,” NDU Journal, Vol XXIX, (2015) (HEC Category: Y)

§  Raja Qaiser Ahmed, Misbah Arif, Dr. Sheheryar Khan, “Security Architecture of South Asia: A New Framework of Analysis,” The Dialogue, Vol. X, No.3, (2015) (HEC Category: Y)

§  Raja Qaiser Ahmed, Dr. Saima Kayani & Muhammad Shoaib, “Regionalization of Political Violence: Arab Levant and the Rise of ISIS” The Dialogue, Vol X, No. 4 (2014)  (HEC Category: Y)

§  Dr. Saima Kayani & Raja Qaiser Ahmed, “Turkmenistan’s Political Culture of Neutrality”, Journal of Contemporary Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2016)

§  Raja Qaiser Ahmed & Co, “Makuran: Gateway to Middle East”, Balochistan Review, Vol. XXXVII, No. 2 (2017)

Conference Proceedings

  • Raja Qaiser Ahmed, “Democratic Development in India: Lessons for Pakistan”. VFAST Transaction on Education and Social Sciences, Volume 4, No. 1 (2014)

§  Raja Qaiser Ahmed, “ War of Narratives: Evolution of Pakistan’s Security Paradigm”,  MDSRC - 2015 Proceedings, 14-15 November, 2015 Wah/Pakistan 

§  “State-Centre Relations and Power Devolutionism in India” paper presented at 2nd Annual Conference on Social Sciences held at Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad, December 28, 2016.

§  “Modi’s Diplomatic Offensive: Policy Options for Pakistan”, paper presented at International Conference on Peace and Security in South and Central Asia, organized by Department of Defence & Diplomatic Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, September 23, 2016.

§  “Democracy and Human Rights in Pakistan: A Way Forward”, paper presented at National Conference on Human Rights organized by Ministry of Human Rights, Government of Pakistan, December 11, 2015

§  “War of Narratives: Evolution of Pakistan’s Security Paradigm”, paper presented at 1st Research Conference, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wah, 14 November 2015

§   "Centre-Province Relations: Endemic Crises of Federalism and Changing Landscape of Ethnic Politics in Pakistan", at 1st Conference on Social Sciences, Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad, 5 November 2015.

§   “Democratic Development in India: Lessons for Pakistan” Paper presented at International Conference on Social and Computational Sciences, held on January 19th and 20th at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan.

Talks Delivered

§  Presented a talk on, “Hindu Nationalism and Indian Foreign Policy towards Pakistan", at Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, University of Nottingham, November 30, 2017.

§  Presented a talk on, “SCO’s Role in Regional Stability: Prospects for Pakistan” at Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies Islamabad, April 15, 2017

§  Presented a talk on, “Political Culture of South Asia”, and chaired a session at 24th International Conference on the Historians of South Asia, Asian History Culture and Environment: Vernacular and Oriental Paradigms, December 06, 2016

§   Presented a talk on, “Fiscal Federalism in Pakistan: Challenges and Way Forward,” at Institute of Federalism EURAC Academy, Bolzano Italy, February 09, 2016.

§  Guest Lecture on, “India-Pakistan Relations in a Comparative Perspective”, at National Defence University Islamabad, November 20, 2015.

§  Panel Speaker on, "Democracy, Freedom of Expression and Governance in Pakistan: The Role of Academia", organized by UNDP office, United Nations Islamabad, November 27, 2015.

§  Panel Discussant on, “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” at Friedrich Eris Stiftung Islamabad, December 10, 2014.

§  “Dynastic Politics and Incumbency Factor in Pakistan”, Principal Investigator, Won Research Grant from University Research Fund.

§  “Model CCI: Debating Federalism in Pakistan” Project Coordinator SPIR, Sponsored by Hanss Siedel Foundation.

§  Research Assistant to Dr. Joshua T. White in his doctoral research project, “Decision Making in Religious Political Parties of Pakistan” from August 2011 to August 2012.

§  Trainer on Democracy and Governance in Intermedia’s Program, “Civic Journalism: Covering Democracy and Governance Issues” sponsored by Asia Foundation July 2013-Agust 2013.

Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.
Tel: +92-51 9064 0000,