Srinjoy Bose

Senior Lecturer
I am Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, and I research topics in critical peace/security studies including, political order and violence, international intervention, state formation, conflict transition/transformation, democratisation, warlord/insurgent/rebel governance, and the political economy of statebuilding and peacebuilding in 'fragile' and deeply divided states and societies.
 
In May 2018 I joined the School of Social Sciences, UNSW. Previously, I was Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University (UK). Prior to that, from 2011 to 2016, I was Prime Minister's Australia-Asia Endeavour Postgraduate Award scholar at The Australian National University (ANU), where I earned my PhD in Politics and International Relations. I also consult as a geopolitics, security, and NGO analyst. In my different professional capacities, I work with public-sector experts, government officials, diplomats, UN/World Bank and INGO representatives, activists, and even armed groups.
 
I am co-Editor of Drones and Global Order: The Implications of Remote Warfare for International Society (London: Routledge, forthcoming), Hybridity in Peacebuilding and Development: a Critical and Reflexive Approach (London: Routledge, 2019), Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development: Critical Conversations (Canberra: The ANU Press, 2018), Afghanistan - Challenges and Prospects (London: Routledge, 2017), 'Critical Hybridity in Peacebuilding and Development' (Third World Thematics: a TWQ Journal 2:4, 2017/2018), and 'Elections and the State: Critical Perspectives on Democracy Promotion in Afghanistan' (Conflict, Security and Development 16:6, 2016). In addition, I have published in several leading peer-reviewed journals including Global Responsibility to Protect, Conflict, Security and Development, Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, India Review, and Australian Journal of International Affairs. I also serve on the Editorial Board of the journal Global Policy.
Book Chapters
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Bose S, 2021, 'Legitimacy in Statebuilding', in Romaniuk S; Thapa M; Marton P (ed.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies., Palgrave Macmillan, https://link.springer.com/referencework/10.1007/978-3-319-74336-3
2021
Bose S; Lushenko P, 2021, 'COIN and Counter-Terrorism', in Ramaniuk S; Webb W; Roul A (ed.), Handbook of Terrorist and Insurgent Groups: a Global Survey of Threats, Tactics, and Characteristics, CRC Press / Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton
2021
Lushenko P; Bose S; Romaniuk S, 2021, 'High Value Targeting and International Society’s “Warfare Trap”’', in Romaniuk S; Webb W; Roul A (ed.), Handbook of Terrorist and Insurgent Groups: a Global Survey of Threats, Tactics, and Characteristics, CRC Press / Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton
2021
Lushenko P; Bose S; Maley W, 2021, 'Conceptualizing Global Order in an Era of Remote Warfare', in Lushenko P; Bose S; Maley W (ed.), Drones and Global Order: The implications of remote warfare for international society, Routledge, London
2021
Blaxland J; Bose S; Lushenko P, 2021, 'The Significance—and Potential—of a Fourth Wave of Drone Warfare Scholarship', in Lushenko P; Bose S; Maley W (ed.), Drones and Global Order: The implications of remote warfare for international society, Routledge, London
2021
Bose S; Panda A, 2019, 'The Conflict in Afghanistan: Interlocking Strategic Challenges as a Barrier to Regional Solution.', in Inoguchi T (ed.), The Sage Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy., Sage Publishing, London, pp. 361 - 378, https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/asi/the-sage-handbook-of-asian-foreign-policy/book251781#contents
2019
Forsyth M; Kent L; Dinnen S; Wallis J; Bose S, 2019, 'Hybridity in Peacebuilding and Development: a Critical Approach', in Kent L; Forsyth M; Dinnen S; Wallis J; Bose S (ed.), Hybridity in Peacebuilding and Development: a Critical and Reflexive Approach, Routledge, Durham, pp. 1 - 15, https://www.crcpress.com/Hybridity-in-Peacebuilding-and-Development-A-critical-and-reflexive-approach/Kent-Forsyth-Dinnen-Wallis-Bose/p/book/9780367086480
2019
Kent L; Bose S; Wallis J; Dinnen S; Forsyth M, 2018, 'Introduction', in Wallis J; Kent L; Forsyth M; Dinnen S; Bose S (ed.), Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development: Critical Conversations, edn. Pacific Affairs Series, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 1 - 17, https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/pacific-affairs-series/hybridity-ground-peacebuilding-and-development
2018
Bose S; Thakur R, 2018, 'The UN Secretary-General and the Forgotten Third R2P Responsibility.', in Reviewing the Responsibility to Protect Origins, Implementation and Controversies, Routledge, London, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351016797
2018
Sharan T; Bose S, 2018, 'Conflict Management, Extractive Industries, and the 2014 International Military Exit Strategy in Afghanistan', in Owen C; Juraev S; Lewis D; Megoran N; Heathershaw J (ed.), Interrogating Illiberal Peace in Eurasia: Critical Perspectives on Peace and Conflict, edn. Global Dialogues: Developing Non-Eurocentric IR and IPE, Rowman & Littlefield International, London, pp. 249 - 270, https://www.rowmaninternational.com/book/interrogating_illiberal_peace_in_eurasia/3-156-95f2a414-3a0c-4d81-9263-daa0b0724df8
2018
Bose S; Maley W, 2017, 'Contextualising Afghanistan’s Transitions: Influences and Challenges', in Bose S; Motwani N; Maley W (ed.), Afghanistan - Challenges and Prospects, edn. Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series, Routledge, London, pp. 1 - 27, https://www.routledge.com/Afghanistan-Challenges-and-Prospects/Bose-Motwani-Maley/p/book/9781138744691
2017
Bose S; Ibrahimi N, 2017, 'Afghanistan’s Political Parties: a Tale of Incomplete Reform and Transformation', in Bose S; Motwani N; Maley W (ed.), Afghanistan - Challenges and Prospects, edn. Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series, Routledge, London, pp. 122 - 140, https://www.routledge.com/Afghanistan-Challenges-and-Prospects/Bose-Motwani-Maley/p/book/9781138744691
2017
Bose S, 2005, 'Students or Soldiers? Conscientious Objection during World War II', in Tower Turmoil: Characters and Controversies at the University of Otago, Otago University Press, Dunedin, pp. 81 - 94, https://www.otago.ac.nz/english-linguistics/otago089414.pdf
2005
Journal articles
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Mancino M; Bose S, 2021, 'Land Rights in Peacebuilding Discourse: Domination and Resistance in Timor-Leste’s Ita Nia Rai Program', Australian Journal of International Affairs, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2021.1909533
2021
Simangan D; Bose S, 2021, 'Oiling the Rigs of State-Building: A Political Settlements Analysis of Petroleum Revenue Management in Timor-Leste', Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, vol. 9, pp. 67 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.18588/202105.00a177
2021
Johnston N; Bose S, 2020, 'Violence, Power and Meaning: The Moral Logic of Terrorism', Global Policy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1758-5899.12784
2020
Forsyth M; Kent L; Dinnen S; Wallis J; Bose S, 2018, 'Hybridity in Peacebuilding and Development: a Critical Approach', Third World Thematics: a TWQ Journal, vol. 2, pp. 407 - 421, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802014.2017.1448717
2018
Schmeidl S; Bose S, 2016, 'Youth Interrupted: The Consequences of Urban Displacement for Young Men and Women in Afghanistan', Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, vol. 11, pp. 68 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15423166.2016.1230023
2016
Bose S; Panda A, 2016, 'Indian and Chinese Foreign Policy Imperatives and Strategies vis-à-vis Afghanistan', India Review, vol. 15, pp. 379 - 406, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14736489.2016.1235939
2016
Bose S; Thakur R, 2016, 'The UN Secretary-General and the Forgotten Third R2P Responsibility', Global Responsibility to Protect, vol. 8, pp. 343 - 365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875984X-00804003
2016
Sharan T; Bose S, 2016, 'Political networks and the 2014 Afghan presidential election: power restructuring, ethnicity and state stability', Conflict, Security and Development, vol. 16, pp. 613 - 633, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14678802.2016.1248431
2016
Goodhand J; Suhrke A; Bose S, 2016, 'Flooding the Lake? International Democracy Promotion and the Political Economy of the 2014 Presidential Election in Afghanistan', Conflict, Security and Development, vol. 16, pp. 481 - 500, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14678802.2016.1246142
2016
motwani N; Bose S, 2015, 'Afghanistan: ‘Spoilers’ in the Regional Security Context', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 69, pp. 266 - 284, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2014.958815
2015
Bose S, 2015, 'An election observer’s view & appraisal of the 2014 Afghan elections', Journal of Eastern European and Central Asian Research, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.15549/jeecar.v2i1.80
2015
Bose S; Motwani N, 2014, 'The limits of 'hybrid' governance in Afghanistan', Strategic Analysis of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, vol. 38, pp. 416 - 426, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09700161.2014.918412
2014
Bose S, 2007, 'Terrorism and Human Rights: Legal Challenges for India', Calcutta Law Times
2007
Edited Books
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Lushenko P; Bose S; Maley W, (eds.), 2021, Drones and Global Order: The implications of remote warfare for international society, Routledge, London
2021
Kent L; Forsyth M; Dinnen S; Wallis J; Bose S, (eds.), 2019, Hybridity in Peacebuilding and Development: A critical and reflexive approach, Routledge, London, https://www.crcpress.com/Hybridity-in-Peacebuilding-and-Development-A-critical-and-reflexive-approach/Kent-Forsyth-Dinnen-Wallis-Bose/p/book/9780367086480
2019
Bose S; Motwani N; Maley W, (eds.), 2018, Afghanistan - Challenges and Prospects, Routledge, London, https://www.routledge.com/Afghanistan-Challenges-and-Prospects/Bose-Motwani-Maley/p/book/9781138744691
2018
Wallis J; Kent L; Forsyth M; Dinnen S; Bose S, (eds.), 2018, Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development: Critical Conversations, ANU Press, Canberra, https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/pacific-affairs-series/hybridity-ground-peacebuilding-and-development
2018
Reports
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Bose S; Nemat O, 2020, In War, No One Distributes Sweets: Assessing Transitional Justice Responses & Approaches in Post-2001 Afghanistan, Institute for Integrated Transitions, Barcelona, https://www.ifit-transitions.org/publications/major-publications-briefings/transitional-justice-and-violent-extremism/3-afghanistan-in-war-noone-distributes-sweets.pdf/view
2020
Bose S; Nemat O; Megally H; Slye RC; Afako B; Fitzgerald M; Badi E; Pena MC, 2020, Transitional Justice and Violent Extremism, Institute for Integrated Transitions, Barcelona, https://www.ifit-transitions.org/publications/major-publications-briefings/transitional-justice-and-violent-extremism/collated-report-transitional-justice-and-violent-extremism-1.pdf/view
2020
Bose S, 2019, Afghanistan Presidential Election, 28 September 2019. International Election Observer's Report
2019
Bose S; Bizhan N; Ibrahimi N, 2019, Youth Protest Movements in Afghanistan: Seeking Voice and Agency, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Washington, D.C., 145, https://www.usip.org/publications/2019/02/youth-protest-movements-afghanistan
2019
Bose S; Parry J; Siddiqui N, 2019, Lessons Learned Study on UN Humanitarian, Civil-Military Coordination and Stabilization Efforts in Mosul, SREO Consulting, Erbil, Iraq
2019
Bose S, 2018, Afghanistan Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, 05 April 2014 and 20 October 2018. International Election Observer's Report
2018
Bose S, 2014, India And China: An Agenda For Cooperation On Afghanistan, Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi, ICS Occasional Paper, 9, http://www.icsin.org/publications/india-and-china-an-agenda-for-cooperation-on-afghanistan
2014
Bose S, 2007, Energy Politics: India-Bangladesh-Myanmar Relations, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, IPCS Special Report, 45, http://www.jstor.org/stable/resrep09273?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
2007
Bose S, 2007, Shi'a and Iranian Ascendence: Sunni and American Perceptions, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, IPCS Research Papers, 10, https://www.files.ethz.ch/isn/55152/IPCS-ResearchPaper10-SrinjoyBose.pdf
2007
Conference Proceedings (Editor of)
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2014, 'The Future of Afghanistan in South-West Asia: Influences & Challenges', The Australian National University, Canberra, pp. 1 - 17
2014
  • European Union COFUND (Marie Sklodowska-Curie) Fellowship: 2017-2019; £76,000.
  • Prime Minister's Australia-Asia Endeavour Postgraduate Award: 2010; $252,000.
  • National University of Singapore Research Scholarship: 2007: $52,000.

 

  • Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture (UNSW, Sydney) Research Grant: 2021; A$10,000
  • School of Social Science (UNSW, Sydney) Strategic Priority Funding Research Grant: 2021; A$4,000
  • School of Social Science (UNSW, Sydney) Strategic Priority Funding Research Grant: 2020; A$4,000
  • Facebook Research Grant: 2018; US$50,000
  • School of Social Science (UNSW, Sydney) Strategic Priority Funding Research Grant: 2019; A$5,000
  • School of Social Science (UNSW, Sydney) Strategic Priority Funding Research Grant: 2018; A$3,000
  • European Union COFUND (Marie Sklodowska-Curie) Fellowship: 2017; £76,000
  • United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Research Grant: 2016; US$36,000
  • Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs (ANU) Travel Grant: 2015; A$1,000
  • Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship: 2015; €6,000
  • ANU Vice-Chancellor's Travel Grant: 2013; A$1,000
  • Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs (ANU) Fieldwork Grant: 2013; A$7,000
  • AusAID (ISSS) Workshop Grant: 2013; A$17,000
  • Research School of Asia and Pacific (ANU) Workshop Grant: 2013; A$20,000
  • Prime Minister's Australia-Asia Endeavour Postgraduate Award: 2010; A$252,000 
  • National University of Singapore Research Scholarship: 2007: S$52,000

I research and consult on topics at the intersection of International Relations, Critical Peace & Security, and International Development, with a focus on political order and violence, political development, statebuilding and peacebuilding.

Areas of expertise:

  • Intervention
  • Political Order & Political Violence
  • State (Trans)Formation
  • 'Fragile' States
  • International Aid & Development
  • Statebuilding & Post-Conflict Reconstruction
  • Legitimacy in Statebuilding
  • Peacebuilding
  • Rebel Governance
  • Democratisation
  • Protracted Conflicts
  • Conflict Transformation
  • Informal & Non-State Security Actors
  • Peace Processes & Political Settlements
  • Insurgency & Counter-Insurgency (COIN)
  • Afghanistan, South-West & Central Asia, MENA countries
Bose S, 2020, In Afghanistan, Peace or Fragmentation?, Lowy Institute, Sydney, https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/afghanistan-peace-or-fragmentation
2020
Stanley J; Bose S, 2020, Nights with John Stanley, 2GB, 873am, Sydney, https://www.2gb.com/podcast/nights-with-john-stanley-thursday-13th-august/
2020
Bose S; Ibrahimi N; Bizhan N, 2019, Youth Protest in Afghanistan, Development Policy Centre, The Australian National University, Canberra, http://www.devpolicy.org/youth-protest-in-afghanistan-20190509/
2019
Maley W; Motwani N; Akbari F; Bose S, 2019, Afghanistan’s 2019 Election (15): Administrative and technical problems in Kabul city, Afghanistan Analysts Network, Kabul, https://www.afghanistan-analysts.org/afghanistans-2019-election-15-administrative-and-technical-problems-in-kabul-city/?fbclid=IwAR2Afw7n1TuGhkwID8BDpmAmloncwoa4e_N8QvgKiQWtjV2xQ8odFM9TeVw
2019
Bose S; Motwani N, 2019, Afghan Elections Bring No Peace, Lowy Institute, Sydney, https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/afghan-elections-bring-no-peace
2019
Bose S; Maley W; Motwani N, 2018, Afghanistan: Ceasefires and Cascade Effects, Australian Institute of International Affairs, https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/afghanistan-ceasefires-and-cascade-effects/, https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/afghanistan-ceasefires-and-cascade-effects/
2018
Bose S, 2017, Pakistan is supporting IS-Khorasan in Afghanistan...it is simply another tool in Pakistan's 'spoiler' toolkit, Times of India, https://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/the-interviews-blog/pakistan-is-supporting-is-khorasan-in-afghanistan-it-is-simply-another-tool-in-pakistans-spoiler-toolkit/
2017
Bose S, 2016, Pakistan Remains Obstacle to Lasting Peace with the Taliban, Asian Studies Association of Australia, Canberra, http://asaa.asn.au/pakistan-remains-obstacle-to-lasting-peace-with-the-taliban-by-srinjoy-bose/
2016
Bose S; Khoshnoudiparast F, 2015, US Credibility in the Middle East and the Nuclear Deal with Iran, E-International Relations, http://www.e-ir.info/2015/06/06/us-credibility-in-the-middle-east-and-the-nuclear-deal-with-iran/
2015
Bose S; Sharan T, 2015, NUG One Year On: Struggling to Govern, Foreign Policy, http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/09/29/afghan-national-unity-government-one-year-on-struggling-to-govern/
2015
Bose S, 2014, Afghanistan’s 2014 Run-Off Election: An Observer’s Account, The Diplomat Magazine, https://thediplomat.com/2014/06/afghanistans-2014-run-off-election-an-observers-account/
2014
Bose S; Ibrahimi N, 2014, Fixing the Afghan Election Mess, Foreign Policy, http://foreignpolicy.com/2014/07/11/fixing-the-afghan-election-mess/
2014
Bose S; Ibrahimi N, 2014, Why Afghanistan’s National Unity Government Is Risky, Foreign Policy, http://foreignpolicy.com/2014/07/22/why-afghanistans-national-unity-government-is-risky/
2014
Bose S, 2014, Scholar Skeptical of Afghan Unity Government Deal, Radio Free Europe, https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/25472947.html
2014
Schmeidl S; Bose S, 2014, Afghanistan: A unity government at last or woes to come?, The Lowy Institute, Sydney, https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/afghanistan-unity-government-last-or-woes-come-0
2014
Bose S, 2014, Former Election Observer Reacts To Power-Sharing Deal, Radio Free Europe, https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/afghan-deal-analysis/26602340.html
2014
Bose S, 2014, RtoP and Women, Peace and Security: A Shared Agenda for the Asia-Pacific?, E-International Relations, http://www.e-ir.info/2014/12/30/rtop-and-women-peace-and-security-a-shared-agenda-for-the-asia-pacific/
2014
Bose S, 2014, Afghan Youth: Challenges to Development, Himal Southasian, http://himalmag.com/afghan-youth-challenges-development/
2014
Bose S, 2014, Afghanistan’s 2014 Election: An Observer’s Account, The Diplomat Magazine, https://thediplomat.com/2014/04/afghanistans-2014-election-an-observers-account/
2014
Bose S, 2014, Afghan voters sick of Karzai and Taliban — they want change: Srinjoy Bose, The Times of India, https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/interviews/Afghan-voters-sick-of-Karzai-and-Taliban-they-want-change-Srinjoy-Bose/articleshow/34985885.cms?
2014
Bose S, 2013, Afghan Youth: Separating Fact from Fiction, The Diplomat Magazine, https://thediplomat.com/2013/11/afghan-youth-separating-fact-from-fiction/
2013
Bose S, 2009, Code of Conduct: Campaign of Misinformation?, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, http://www.ipcs.org/comm_select.php?articleNo=2947
2009
Bose S, 2007, Talking to the Taliban: It is a futile and precarious exercise, The Tribune, http://www.tribuneindia.com/2007/20071123/edit.htm#6
2007

UNSW (School of Social Sciences) Teaching:

  • POLS5131 - 'Political Violence, Insurgency, and Terrorism' (Convener & Lecturer)
  • POLS5161 - 'Developing Countries and the International System' (Convener & Lecturer)
  • ARTS1846 - 'Politics, Peace and Prosperity' (Convener & Lecturer)
  • SRAP5101 - 'Research Methods & Design' (Lecturer)