Senior Leaders Conference Speaker


Associate Professor in the Military Studies Programme,
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS),
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Professor Ahmed S. Hashim is Associate Professor in the Military Studies Programme at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, RSIS, and specialises in Strategic Studies. He received his B.A. in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, Great Britain and his M.Sc and Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has worked extensively in the fields of Strategy and Policy dealing in particular with irregular war and counter-terrorism for the past 20 years prior to taking up his current position at RSIS in 2011 where he teaches courses on insurgency and counterinsurgency, terrorism, and defense policies at RSIS and SAFTI Military Institute (SAFTI MI).

He is the author of several books including: Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Iraq (Cornell University Press, 2006); When Counterinsurgency Wins: Sri Lanka’s Defeat of the LTTE, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013; and The Caliphate at War: The Ideological, Military and Organizational Innovations of Islamic State (Oxford University Press, 2017). His forthcoming books include: The Iranian Way of War: In the Service of Nation or Revolution? (Hurst and Company, 2018), Small Wars: Too Big to Ignore, (Hurst and Company, 2018) and God, Greed and Guns: State-Formation and Nation Building in Iraq, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019). Associate Professor Hashim graduated with a PhD in Political Science and Defense Studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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