Dr Arabinda Acharya PhD

Current Positions

Associate Professor of International Relations – National Defence University, USA

Adjunct Professor – Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University, India

Director – Centre for Peace and Development Studies

Chief Consulting Editor – TRAC (Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium

Past Positions

Research Fellow and Head of Strategic Projects – S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

External Research Associate – York University Joint Centre for Asia-Pacific Studies (University of Toronto)

Visiting Research Fellow – Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo



PhD – International Relations (Australia)

MSc – Strategic Studies (Singapore)

MA – Political Science (India)

BA – Law (India)


Dr. Arabinda Acharya teaches at the National Defense University, USA.  He worked for 12 years as   Research Fellow and Head of Strategic Projects at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, before moving to the United States.  He also serves as adjunct faculty in the Department of Geo-Politics at Manipal University in India, as well as Director of the Centre for Peace and Development Studies. He was an External Research Associate at the York University Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies (University of Toronto)  and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies in Colombo.

Dr. Acharya is Chief Consulting Editor with Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium: TRACand serves in the editorial board of a number of journals of international repute.

Dr. Acharya holds a PhD  in International Relations (Australia), a MSc  Strategic Studies (Singapore), a MA in Political Science and Bachelor’s degree in Law (India). His research interests are – Regionalism, Human Security, Terrorism & Political Violence & Maritime Security.

Dr. Acharyahas published 6 books and numerous articles in internationally reputed journals including Foreign Affairs, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Washington Quarterly, and Global Brief, among others.


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