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Maryam Mastoor


Ms. Maryam Mastoor started her career in 2007. She has worked on topics ranging from political to social issues related to South Asia. Currently, she is working on right wing extremism in India. She also contributes in national newspapers like Daily Times and Express Tribunes and international magazines like Counter Currents and Asia Dialogue.

  • M.Phil (IR) - Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Specialization & Interest
  • Political and security issues of India and Pakistan
  • Democracy and elements of state erosion
  • Rise of Hindutva nationalism in India (forthcoming)
  • Afghanistan Peace Process: implications for the Region (forth coming)
  • Fake News Interplay of Fake News in the aftermath of Pulwama Attack (Conference paper, 2019/ Under review)
  • Indo-US Relations under Modi: from Convergence of Interests to Embrace (2018)
  • Assisted Dr. Rudra Chadhuary in a research project “Mapping Borders” initiated by Kings College London, with a grant from British Academy. June- August 2017
  • Assisted in editing a book on Pakistan, Pakistan at the Crossroads, edited by Dr. Christophe Jaffrelot, Columbia University Press, 2016 ( 11 Citations)
  • Indo US Relations under Modi, Regional Studies, 2018
  • India: A Hindu State? (Upcoming)
  • Interplay of Fake News in the aftermath of Pulwama Attack (Upcoming)
  • Awami League Politics of Vengeance since 2009 Spotlight, (August 2016)
  • Contributed a Chapter, Reflections on Indian Grand Strategy, in a book, Indian Grand Strategy, December 2015
  • Road to Pakistan’s Dismemberment, Focus, 2015
  • Resurgence of Taliban in Afghanistan: Impacts on Pakistan, ISSRA papers, NDU, Spring Issue, 2013.
  • India-Bangladesh Relations: A New Phase of Cooperation, Spotlight, Institute of Regional Studies (May 2011)
  • "US Strategy Towards Post-Taliban Afghanistan: Analyzing State Building Efforts”, Regional Studies, Vol. XXVIII,No.3 (Summer 2010) pg 31-73
  • "Bangladesh's Political Turmoil, 2006-08: An Analysis”, Regional Studies, XXXVII, No .4 a. (Autumn 2009) pg82-103
  • “Environmental degradation: Focus on Water Scarcity in South Asia" , Regional Studies, Vol XXVII, No.1, (Winter 2008-2009) pg 95-119 ( 5 Citations)
  • “Dalits in Indian Polity; A Survey”, Regional Studies, Vol, XXIV, No. 2 (Spring 2008) pg 85-112 ( 1 Citation)
  • Worked as Research Associate at ISSRA, National Defence University.(September 2, 2013 – April 2014)
  • Worked as an Assistant Editor for ISSRA papers, NDU
  • Taught a Masters level course on Threats to International Security at the Department of International Relations, NDU(September 9, 2013 - January 2, 2014
  • Worked as a Research Assistant with Dr. Christophe Jaffrelot (June 2012 - November 2012), Sciences po, CERI France.
  • As a Research Assistant at Institute of Regional Studies (IRS), Islamabad. (2008-2011)
  • As an Intern under the auspices of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Pakistan at Institute of Regional Studies (IRS), Islamabad. (2007 - 2008)


Right Wing Extremism in India