ASM Ali Ashraf is a Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka. He holds a Ph.D. in International Security Policy from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. His teaching and research interests are broadly in the fields of security and intelligence studies, international migration, and public policy. He has authored more than two dozen journal articles and book chapters at home and abroad. He has edited a volume titled Intelligence, National Security, and Foreign Policy: A South Asian Narrative (Dhaka: DILTA and DUIR, 2016, reprinted 2019). He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London, Email: