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Asfandyar Mir

Professional affiliation

Senior expert in the Asia Center at the U.S. Institute of Peace

Full Biography

Dr. Asfandyar Mir is a senior expert in the Asia Center at USIP. 

Previously, Dr. Mir held various fellowships at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. His research interests include the international relations of South Asia, U.S. counterterrorism policy and political violence — with a regional focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Dr. Mir’s research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, such as International Security, International Studies Quarterly and Security Studies. He received his doctorate in political science from the University of Chicago and a master’s and bachelor’s from Stanford University.