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Adil Rasheed

Research Fellow
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Joined IDSA

August 2016


West Asia Strategic Affairs, Counter-Terrorism

Educational Qualifications

PhD, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (1995)

Current Project

Ideological Counter-Narratives and Strategic Communications to Combat Jihadist Radicalization


Before joining the IDSA, Dr Adil Rasheed was Senior Research Fellow at the United Service Institution of India. He served at the Abu Dhabi-based Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research for eight years (2006-2014) and was Editor (Newsdesk) and political commentator at the Dubai-based daily Khaleej Times from 2000 to 2005. He has authored the book ISIS: Race to Armageddon (2015).

Selected Publications

  • ISIS: Race to Armageddon (Book Author). The book studies the so-called Islamic State’s origins, ideology, vision, mission, organization, administration, military strengths and weaknesses, warfare, global outreach, recruitment. It also covers the international response and implications for India’s security as regards the growing malicious influence of this jihadist group.
  • Indian Ocean Region: Emerging Strategic Cooperation, Competition and Conflict Scenarios (Book Edited). This book (published in 2015) by the USI studies the growing India-China competition in the quest for strategic control of the world’s third largest ocean, emerging scenarios and recommendations for India’s maritime policies.
  • Threat of Radicalization and Attempts at Developing Effective Counter Measures, IDSA’s Journal of Defense Studies (April-May Edition), the Institute of Defence and Security Analyses (IDSA).


Select Interviews:

  • Leon Panetta, Former US Secretary of Defense
  • Hans Blix: 1st Executive Chairman of the UNMOVIC, Iraq
  • Mahathir Mohamed: Former Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • Jaap de Hoop Scheffer Former NATO Chief
  • Muhammad Yunus: Nobel Peace Prize winner