Dr Nishank Motwani is a Visiting Fellow at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy and a Consulting Researcher for armed conflict at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He specialises in transnational conflicts and regional cooperation in South and Southwest Asia, with a particular focus on the foreign and security policies of Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. He is currently completing a book that analyses the regional dynamics of the conflict in Afghanistan and how they affect regional cooperation.
Dr Motwani has published his work in peer-reviewed journals such as the Australian Journal of International Affairs, Strategic Analysis, and South Asia: Journal of South Asia Studies. He has also published in prominent online channels such as Foreign Policy on electoral fraud in Afghanistan’s presidential election based on his firsthand observations as an Independent Election Observer in June 2014.
Dr Motwani was previously a researcher with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security and worked as a consultant in the Middle East for several years before embarking on graduate studies.