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  • Adil Rasheed

    Research Fellow
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    Dr. Adil Rasheed joined IDSA as Research Fellow in August 2016. Before that, he was been a researcher and political commentator in various international think tanks and media organizations for over 17 years, both in the United Arab Emirates and India. He was Senior Research Fellow at the United Services Institution of India (USI) for two years from 2014 to 2016, where he still holds the honorary title of Distinguished Fellow. He was Researcher at the UAE’s premier think tank The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) for eight years (2006-14), where, in addition to research and publishing several papers and articles, he interviewed many distinguished international leaders such as former US Secretary of State Leon Panetta, former Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Mahathir Mohamed, Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, the first Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC in Iraq Hans Blix, former NATO Chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, etc.

    Dr. Rasheed is the author of the book ISIS: Race to Armageddon (2015), which explored the so-called Islamic State’s origins, ideology, vision, mission, organization, administration, military strengths and weaknesses, warfare, global outreach, recruitment and the international response to the challenge it poses. The book also covered the implications for India’s security as regards the growing malicious influence of this jihadist group. The first book on the subject from India, it has been a huge draw internationally and is currently available on Amazon and Kindle. Dr. Rashid has also co-edited the book Indian Ocean Region: Emerging Strategic Cooperation, Competition and Conflict Scenarios. Published by the USI in 2015, this book focuses on 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. Dr. Rashid is also the author ofthe seminal research paper ‘Countering the Threat of Radicalization: Theories, Programme and Challenges’ published in the Journal of Defense Studies (April-May 2016).

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    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Adil Rasheed’s article on evolving discipline of international relations, titled ‘After hard, soft and smart, it’s sharp power’ was published on Al-Arabiya TV website on January 24, 2018.

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      January 24, 2018
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Adil Rasheed’s article on Western liberalism, titled ‘Western liberalism in crisis: The need for introspection’ was published on Al-Arabiya TV channel website on December 27, 2017.

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      December 27, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Adil Rasheed’s article on right-wing extremism, titled ‘Right-Wing Extremism: Is the West Catching the Middle East flu’ was published by Al-Arabiya TV channel’s website on November 20, 2017.

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      November 20, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Adil Rasheed’s commentary on Referendums, titled ‘Referendums: The dangers of direct democracy’ was published by Al Arabiya on October 23, 2017.

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      October 23, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Adi Rasheed’s article on China's role in Palestine-Israel peace talks, titled "How ‘superpower’ China entered Palestine-Israel peace fray" was published by Al-Arabiya, the Dubai-based Saudi television channel website, on September 26, 2017.

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      September 26, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Adil Rasheed’s article on political branding, titled ‘Political Branding: From Gandhi to ISIS’ was published in the Al-Arabia website, the Dubai-based Saudi television channel, on August 29, 2017.

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      August 29, 2017
      IDSA News
    • Research Fellow, IDSA, Dr Adil Rasheed’s analysis on the recently convened Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit titled, ‘The SCO Summit: A Growing Coalition of ‘Frenemies?’ appeared on the WION website on June 9.

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      June 09, 2017
      IDSA News
    • The growing vilification of the Kashmiri movement by Salafi-Jihadi terror groups is a part of their overt radicalization attempts aimed at hijacking the sub-nationalist insurgency.

      May 15, 2017
      IDSA Comments
    • In recent years, rising instances of home-grown terrorism, lone-wolf operations and growing polarisation within societies have upstaged the global military struggle against major transnational terrorist organisations. As the dissemination of radical ideas and related violence increases, over 40 governments around the world have decided to develop their own counter-radicalisation and de-radicalisation programmes, in keeping with their socio-political and cultural particularities.

      Journal of Defence Studies