Asif Shuja


Dr. Asif Shuja is an Iran Expert who is currently affiliated to the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi as a Research Fellow and is working on a Project on India’s Diplomatic Challenges in Maintaining India-Iran Relations. Prior to joining the ICWA, he was associated with the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), New Delhi where he worked on a Research Project on the Controversies surrounding the Iranian Nuclear Programme. During his stay in the CAPS, he was also associated with the Nuclear Security Project of the Department of Atomic Energy. He has done his Ph.D. on Iran’s Domestic Political Power Struggle from the Centre for West Asian (Middle East) Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His research expertise includes the Domestic Politics of Iran, the Iranian Nuclear Issue and India-Iran Relations. He has regularly published his research papers in the Journals pertaining to his area of interest and participated in India’s Track 2 diplomatic processes. His language proficiency includes English, Persian, Urdu and Hindi.

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