Avinash Paliwal

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS,

Avinash Paliwal is the Deputy Director of the SOAS South Asia Institute. He previously taught Defence Studies at King’s College, London, and was a Defence Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the same university. An international relations scholar, Dr Avinash Paliwal specialises in South Asian politics and security issues. He is the author of the much-acclaimed bookMy Enemy’s Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the U.S. Withdrawal(2017).