Pakistan; Pakistan Army, Internal Security, Militancy, Ethnic Conflict, Radicalisation, Internal Political Dynamics, Foreign Policy, India-Pakistan Relations etc.
Graduation: University of Allahabad.
Post-Graduation: Banaras Hindu University.
M. Phil.: School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Ph.D.: School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Dr Ashish Shukla is a Researcher at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA). He holds a Ph.D in International Relations from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has worked on “ARMY AS AN INSTITUTION IN PAKISTAN: A CASE STUDY OF THE MUSHARRAF REGIME” for his Ph.D. His area of specialisation is Pakistan. After his masters in Political Science from Bananars Hindu University (BHU), he got himself enrolled for M.Phil./Ph.D programme in 2009 in the School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi. He qualified UGC NET in December 2010, completed his M. Phil. in 2011, and Ph.D in 2015. Dr Shukla had intermittently taught political science at the School of Open Learning (SOL), University of Delhi, New Delhi. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan. He has authored a book "Deadly Connection: The Cost of Becoming a Frontline State" which analyses Pakistan's Post-9/11 cooperation with the United States and its impact on the overall stability of Pakistan. Additionally, he has published several research papers in Journals of national and international repute. He contributes short articles and op-Eds for various newspapers including, The News, The Pioneer, Jansatta, and Dainik Bhaskar. Dr. Shukla also regularly appears in Doordarshan Television programmes/discussions on Pakistan.
Deadly Connection: The Cost of Becoming A Frontline State, Vijaya Books, Delhi, 2013.
Chapter in Edited Book:
War on Terror and Democracy in Pakistan, in Mathew Joseph C. (Eds.), Understanding
Pakistan, Manohar Publishers, New Delhi, 2015.