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Research interests

Dr Wali Aslam joined the Department in September 2013. Previously he was Lecturer in International Relations at Brunel University.  

Having attained a BA and an MA degree in Pakistan, Dr Aslam attended the University of Leeds for another MA and a PhD – both of which were in International Studies.

He has extensive experience of teaching in higher education, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The universities where he taught before joining Brunel in September 2012 include Forman Christian University (Lahore, Pakistan), the University of Glasgow and Brunel University.

Dr Aslam has been involved in various collaborative academic activities, including the following:

  • fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • member of British International Studies Association (BISA),
  • member of BISA US Foreign Policy Working Group,
  • member of Validation Committee, MA in International Political Economy, University of Northampton,
  • reviewer of ‘Military, Strategic and Security Studies’ book series (Routledge),
  • reviewer of journals International Relations (Sage), Civil Wars (Taylor & Francis), Democratization (Taylor & Francis).

Dr Aslam was also involved with organising a conference on 'Contemporary security challenges in Asia' which took place on 25 April 2014.

Research interests

Dr Aslam’s research lies at the crossroads of International Relations theory, international (particularly Asian) security and United States foreign policy.

The focus of his doctoral research was to conduct a critical evaluation of Operation Iraqi Freedom from the perspective of the English School of International Relations.

His more recent research has focused on United States foreign policy for the AfPak region and on Asian security. Some of his other research projects include employing the theoretical perspectives of the English School and Constructivism to analyse the American drone strikes in Pakistan.

Current projects

Dr Aslam has been involved in the following project:

  • 'The Indirect Consequences of American Drone Strikes in Pakistan.'  - funded by the Remote Control Project of the Oxford Research Group.

Winner of University's Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award 2015


Dr Aslam recieved the award in recognition of his work intergrating social media into the classroom, encouraging students to engage directly with residents from international conflict areas.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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