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Biography

Dr Ahlawat has broad experience of working with government agencies and academic institutions. He has worked as an Honorary Associate with Macquarie University, Visiting Fellow with University of New South Wales and Center Associate with University of Pittsburgh-USA. In addition, he has worked in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and International Organization for Migration.

Dr Ahlawat has over 15 years' experience in conducting research on topics related to strategic and security issues. He has worked in/on Latin American countries, United States, African region, Asia and Australia. Based on the research outcomes he has published three books and more than 20 research papers in journals, edited books and think tank publications. In addition to his research and publications, he has wide experience of research supervision that include PhD and Post Graduate research projects supervision.

Research interests

  • Indo-Pacific strategic and security issues
  • India's security challenges
  • India-China strategic perceptions
  • US security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region
  • Border security and migration challenges

Teaching

  • PICT 907: Border Security and Migration
  • PICT 908: Globalisation and Security
  • PICT 310: Insecurity and Development
  • PICT 922: Transnational Security in Asia

Research student supervision

Available student projects

  • Indo-Pacific strategic and security issues
  • India's security challenges
  • India-China strategic perceptions
  • US security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region
  • Border security and migration challenges

Completed supervision

PhD Completions

  • Evolution of Suicide Terrorism: A Case Study of Pakistan
  • Alternative Futures of China: A Six Pillars Analysis
  • Radicalization and De-radicalization: The Tamil Tiger Case Study
  • Intelligence-Led Policing: Interpretation, Implementation and Impact

Honours / Masters Completions

  • India-Australia Security Relations: Post-Modi Visit
  • Socio-economic and Political Nexus or the Ideological Islamist Terrorism: Factors Leading to the Rise of TTP and Other Related Terrorist Outfits in the FATA (Pakistan) in the Post 9/11 Days
  • Geostrategic Options for the Maldives
  • Future of the Indo-Russian Strategic Partnership
  • Examining Challenges, Opportunities and Indicators for the Modi Government's Foreign Policy and External Security Initiatives
  • The Afghan Endgame for India and Pakistan: An Assessment of Indo-Pak Rivalry in Afghanistan.
  • Vietnam's Sovereignty Claims over Paracel Islands

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Projects 2020 2023

  • 1 Not started

China’s Soft Power: Objectives, Messaging and Reception

Ahlawat, D. & Louw, P.

20/04/2018/08/23

Project: Research

Research Outputs 2004 2019

India's Maoist insurgencies

Ahlawat, D. & Ahlawat, S., 2019, Terrorism and insurgency in Asia: a contemporary examination of terrorist and separatist movements. Schreer, B. & Tan, A. T. H. (eds.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 102-115 14 p. (Europa Regional Perspectives; no. 4).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

India
communist party
act
neutralization
holistic approach

Kashmir imbroglio: geostrategic and religious imperatives

Ahlawat, D. & Malik, S., 20 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs. 2, 2, p. 59-82 24 p., 4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Pakistan
India
Taliban
multicultural society
deficit

Cuba: challenges of security and social polarization

Ahlawat, D. & Gautam, A., 2018, Crime, violence and security in the Caribbean. Izarali, M. R. (ed.). New York ; London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 161-176 16 p. (Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics; no. 21).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

India–China stand-off in Doklam: aligning realism with national characteristics

Ahlawat, D. & Hughes, L., 2018, In : Round Table. 107, 5, p. 613-625 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

posture
realism
leadership
trajectory
India

Maoist insurgency in India: grievances, security threats and counter-strategies

Ahlawat, D., 5 Jun 2018, In : Journal of policing, intelligence and counter terrorism. 13, 2, p. 252-266 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

threat
India
communist party
act
neutralization