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Doctor/ PhD member- SAMIR AHMAD BHAT

Samir Ahmad (Fulbright Scholar) holds Masters, MPhil and PhD Degrees in Political Science from the University of Kashmir.


His academic interests are South Asian Politics, Peace-building, Indo-Pak relations, Kashmir Studies.

Besides, Dr. Samir has been associated with a number of study projects for various international and national agencies including Leiden University (Institute of Area Studies), Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Change and Development, Save the Children, Institute for Research on India & International Studies, Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS), Mercy Corps, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Centre for Development and Reconciliation (CDR), The Other Media etc.



Book Chapters

  • Changing Policy of Pakistan on Kashmir: Dimensions and Determinants, in Dr Mathew Joseph. C, ed., Understanding Pakistan: Emerging Voices from India (Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group, London and New York; 2017), ISBN. 13: 978-0-415-45466-7

  • Pakistan’s Policy towards Jammu and Kashmir, in Dr Mathew Joseph. C, ed., Understanding Pakistan: Emerging Voices from India (Manohar Publishers, New Delhi; 2015), 379-396; ISBN. 978-93-5098-094-1

  • Militarisation: An Assessment of its Impact on Education in Kashmir, in Dr Jagdish K. Patnaik et. Al, (eds.) Socio-Economic Development and Governance in North-Eastern Region of India. Department of Political Science, Mizoram Central University, (March 2014), 263-271: ISSN. 978-81-929431-2-1

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Book Review (2019): “Pieces of Earth: Politics of Land Grab in Kashmir,” Peer Ghulam Nabi, Oxford Publishers), in the Journal of Social Movement Studies, Routledge, ISSN: 1474-2878 (Print), 1474-2829 (Online)

  • Book Review (2018): “Defeat is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War,” Myra MacDonald, Hurst Publishers), in the Journal of History: Review of New Books, Taylor and Francis Group (Vol. 46 Issue. 2) 52-52, ISSN: 0361-2759 (Print) 1930-8280 (Online)

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and his Politics of Reconciliation and Negotiation, Sheerazah, (Vol. XII, No.1; Oct-Dec 2016): 235-240, ISSN. 2278-1269

  • India-Pakistan Relations and the Process of Track-two Diplomacy: Role and Relevance, Asian Profile, Canada, (Vol. 44, Nov. 303; June 2016) 257-262, ISSBN: 03048675

  • Track Two Diplomacy between India and Pakistan: A Study in Diplomatic Overture, South Asian Journal of Diplomacy, (Vol. 5-6, No. 1; 2016): ISSN. 222-3361

  • Track-Two Initiatives between India and Pakistan: Role and Relevance, Political Discourse, (Vol. 1, No. 2; December 2015), 85-92: ISSN. 2395-2229

  • Track-Two Diplomacy between India and Pakistan, The Post colonialist (Vol. 2, No. 1; June 2014): ISSN. 2330-510X, (Online)

  • Main Attractions of Kargil, Sheerazah (Vol. XI, No.1; January-March 2014), 219-221: ISSN. 2278-1269

  • Kashmir Dispute in a Historical Perspective, Kashmir Journal of Social Science, (Vol. 5; 2013), 197-208: ISSN. 0975-6620

  • Contextualizing Musharraf’s Four-Point Formula on Kashmir, The Journal of Kashmir Studies (Vol. VI, No.1; 2012): 87-105: ISSN. 0975-6612


  • India-Pakistan Relations: Role and Relevance of Track Two Diplomacy, Kashmir and South Asia Studies, UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of Kashmir Studies, University of Kashmir (January 2015), 73-78: ISSN: 2394-6725

  • Dimensions of Kashmir Problem, Watsaru, (August 2014), 24-31 ISSN: 2250-3145

  • Track Two Dialogue in the India-Pakistan Context, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore (February 2016)Online:

  • Impact of Militarization on Education in Kashmir, Working Group on Peace, Conflict and Education: Teachers College, Columbia University (November 2013): Online:



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