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


Asfandyar Mir is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. Asfandyar holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. His research interests span international security and comparative politics, with current work focusing on counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, drone warfare, political violence, al-Qaida, and South Asian security issues. Some of his research has appeared in International Security, International Studies Quarterly, and Security Studies.