Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Dr Dalbir Ahlawat

Senior Lecturer

PhD - International Relations, Master of Philosophy - International Relations

Research interests

  • Indo-Pacific strategic and security issues
  • India's security challenges
  • India-China strategic perceptions
  • US security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region
  • Border security and migration challenges

Biography

Dr Ahlawat has broad experience of working with government agencies and academic institutions. He has worked as an Honorary Associate with Macquarie University, Visiting Fellow with University of New South Wales and Center Associate with University of Pittsburgh-USA. In addition, he has worked in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and International Organization for Migration.

Dr Ahlawat has over 15 years' experience in conducting research on topics related to strategic and security issues. He has worked in/on Latin American countries, United States, African region, Asia and Australia. Based on the research outcomes he has published three books and more than 20 research papers in journals, edited books and think tank publications. In addition to his research and publications, he has wide experience of research supervision that include PhD and Post Graduate research projects supervision.

Teaching

  • PICT 907: Border Security and Migration
  • PICT 908: Globalisation and Security
  • PICT 310: Insecurity and Development
  • PICT 922: Transnational Security in Asia

Available student projects

  • Indo-Pacific strategic and security issues
  • India's security challenges
  • India-China strategic perceptions
  • US security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region
  • Border security and migration challenges

Publications

Books

  • Australia-India Relations: Evolving Polycentric World Order (New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2017). (Co-editor)
  • Indo-Pacific: Emerging Powers, Evolving Regions and Challenges to Global Governance (New Delhi: Aakar Books, 2016). (Co-editor).

Articles in Journals

  • Reconsidering the Paracel Islands Dispute: An International Law Perspective", Strategic Analysis, vol. 39, issue 6, November 2015. (Co-author).
  • "Australia-India: Strategic Relations: From Estrangement to Engagement", India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs, vol. 71, no. 3, September 2015. (Co-author).
  • "India's Afghan Strategy: Revisiting Kautilya", Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies Journal, vol. 35, no. 2, December 2014. (Co-author).
  • "India's Strategic Perceptions: Continuity and Change", Journal of International Affairs, vol. 17, no. 1 and 2, June and December 2013.
  • "Reinventing Australian Identity", International Journal of Business and Social Science, vol. 3, no. 11, June 2012.
  • "Brazil's Changing Global Equations", India Quarterly, vol. LXIV, nos. 1 & 2, January-March 2007. (Co-author).
  • "Argentina: Peronism at a Crossroad", UNISA Latin American Report, vol. 21, no. 1, 2005 (Co-author).
  • "Latin America's Evolving Integration with the Asia Pacific Region", India Quarterly, vol. LX, nos. 1 & 2, January-June 2004.
  • "Continuity and Change in Australia's Foreign Policy", Education Dialogue, vol. 3, no. 1, January 1999.
  • "Argentina's Role in Nuclear Disarmament", Peace Initiatives, vol. 3, no. 4, July-August 1997 (Co-author)
  • "India-Brazil Relations: Cabral to Cardoso", Third Concept, vol. 10, no. 109, March 1996.
  • "Dynamics of Cuban Socialism", Mainstream, vol. 33, no. 13, February 1995.

Book Chapters 

  • "New Strategic Order and Uncertainties", in D Gopal and Dalbir Ahlawat, eds., Australia-India Relations: Evolving Polycentric World Order (New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2017).
  • "Central and South Asia: An Overview of Soft Power Prospective", in Naren Chitty, Li Ji, Gary Rawnsley and Craig Hayden, eds., The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power (Oxford: Routledge, 2017)
  • "Indo-Pacific Region: Evolving Strategic Contours", in D Gopal and Dalbir Ahlawat, eds., Indo-Pacific: Emerging Powers, Evolving Regions and Challenges to Global Governance (New Delhi: Aakar Books, 2016).
  • "Strategic Perspectives of India and Australia: Towards Convergence", in D. Gopal and Dennis Rumley, eds., India and Australia: Issues and Opportunities (New Delhi: Authors Press, 2004).
  • "'China Factor' in Australia's Foreign Policy", in D. Gopal, ed., Australia in the Changing Global Order (New Delhi: Shipra Publications, 2002).
  • "Cuba in Transition", in Abdul Nafey, Vishnu Priya, and Dalbir Singh, eds., State and Society in Latin America: Challenges of Globalisation (New Delhi: Commonwealth Publisher, 2000).
  • "Omar Torrijos- The Man, His Life, and Work", in A. Chattopadhyay, ed., Panama: An Indian Perspective (New Delhi: Embassy of Panama, 1998).
  • "Rise and Decline of the Radical Party", in Embassy of Argentina, ed., Argentina: Some Indian Perspectives V (New Delhi: B. R. Publishing Corporation, 1996).
  • "Birth and Re-Birth of Peronism", in Embassy of Argentina, ed., Argentina: Some Indian Perspectives III (New Delhi: B. R. Publishing Corporation, 1995).
  • "Cuba's Dilemma and Opportunity", in Sushil Kumar, ed., Gorbachev's Reforms and International Change (New Delhi: Lancers Books, 1993) (Co-author).
  • "Indo-Argentine Relations: Retrospect and Prospect", in Embassy of Argentina, ed., Argentina: Some Indian Perspectives (New Delhi: Kalinga Publications, 1993). 

Conference and Short Papers

  • "Indo-Pacific Construct: Strategic Imperatives for India", International Conference on Indo-Pacific: Challenges and Prospects for India (Rohtak-India, January 2017).
  • "Irregular Maritime Arrivals: Challenges to Border Security", Border21 International Conference (Melbourne: June 2016)
  • "Strategic Options for Australia in the Evolving Indo-Pacific Region", International Conference on India-Australia Relations and Evolving Poly-Centric World Order, Indira Gandhi national Open University (New Delhi, November 2015).
  • "Response: Dalbir Ahlawat", Country Specific Studies: Studies on Australia, Foreign Policy Research Centre (New Delhi, June 2015).
  • "The Convergence Dilemma: Mapping India-China Strategic Relations", International Conference on India-China Relations: Implications for Peace and Prosperity of Asia, Centre for Southeast Asian and Pacific Studies (Tirupati, October 2014).
  • "India's Strategic Perceptions: Dilemmas and Opportunities", Future Directions International (Perth, July 2012).

PhD Supervision

  • Evolution of Suicide Terrorism: A Case Study of Pakistan
  • Alternative Futures of China: A Six Pillars Analysis
  • Radicalization and De-radicalization: The Tamil Tiger Case Study

HDR SuperPost Graduate Research Projects

  • India-Australia Security Relations: Post-Modi Visit
  • Socio-economic and Political Nexus or the Ideological Islamist Terrorism: Factors Leading to the Rise of TTP and Other Related Terrorist Outfits in the FATA (Pakistan) in the Post 9/11 Days
  • Geostrategic Options for the Maldives
  • Future of the Indo-Russian Strategic Partnership
  • Examining Challenges, Opportunities and Indicators for the Modi Government's Foreign Policy and External Security Initiatives
  • The Afghan Endgame for India and Pakistan: An Assessment of Indo-Pak Rivalry in Afghanistan.
  • Vietnam's Sovereignty Claims over Paracel Islands

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Dr Dalbir Ahlawat

Contact
Phone: (+61 2) 9850 1433
Email: Dalbir.Ahlawat@mq.edu.au
Office location:
Level 2, South Wing, 
Australian Hearing Hub
Macquarie University NSW 2109