Asfandyar Mir

Asfandyar Mir

FSI Postdoctoral fellow

Stanford University
Encina Hall, C229 - Desk 2
Stanford, CA 94305-6165

(650) 724-5706 (voice)

Research Interests

International security | Counterinsurgency | Counterterrorism | State power | Drone warfare | Armed groups | South Asia | Pakistan | International politics of weak states


I am a Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. I defended my Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Chicago in August 2018. My research interests are in international security and comparative politics of South Asia with current work focusing on counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, drone warfare, and political violence. Some of my research has appeared or is forthcoming in International Security and Security Studies. My commentary has appeared in the Washington Post Monkey Cage.