Aisha Ahmad

Aisha Ahmad

Assistant Professor
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Research Interests: 

  • International Security
  • State failure
  • Political economy of civil war
  • Political Islam
  • International Relations
  • South Asia
  • Africa

Awards and Grants: 

  • Harold D. Lasswell Award, Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy (2008)


  • Aisha Ahmad, “Agenda for Peace or Budget for War? Evaluating the Economic Impact of International Intervention in Somalia” in International Journal, Vol. 67, No. 2 (Spring 2012) pp. 313-331
  • Aisha Ahmad “Islamic Movements in Afghanistan and Somalia: A Comparison” in Policy Perspectives (Institute for Policy Studies – Pakistan); August 2009.
  • Aisha Ahmad “Talking to the Enemy: Strategies for Initiating Peace Negotiations in Afghanistan” in Policy Perspectives (Institute of Policy Studies – Pakistan); Special Edition on Afghanistan, March 2007.
  • Aisha Ahmad “Evolving Patterns in Afghan Women’s Security: A Historical Analysis of Trends in Vulnerability, Rape Prevalence, and Legal Rights” in Policy Perspectives (Institute of Policy Studies) Volume 3, Number 1, November 2005.
  • Ibrahim Farah, Aisha Ahmad, and Daud Omar “Cross Border Weapons Proliferation in the Horn of Africa: the case of Mandera, Kenya, Melkasufta, Ethiopia, and Bula Hawa, Somalia” in Controlling Small Arms in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region Project Ploughshares: 2006.

Teaching Interests: 

  • POLB80H3 - Introduction to International Relations
  • POLC09H3 - International Security: Crisis, Conflict, and War
  • POLC80H3 - International Relations of Africa
  • POLD41H3 - Advanced Topics in Politics: International Relations of Ethnic Conflict