Adjunct Faculty, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra

Fellow, New Zealand-India Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington

Deputy Chair, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Auckland Branch

Fellow, Australia-India Institute, The University of Melbourne

Research Interests
International Relations, Global Security and Asia-Pacific /Indo-Pacific Security: With a focus on ethnic lobbying in US foreign policy; great power geopolitics with a focus on U.S.-China-India relations; US-India foreign, defence, and security policy in the South Asian and Asia-Pacific security dynamics; Quadrilateral Alliance in the Asia-Pacific region; India's domestic politics, foreign and defence policy; India’s relationship with Australia and New Zealand; international security and conflict with emphasis on terrorism, nuclear issue and energy security.

Book Projects:
Indian Lobbying and its Influence in US Decision Making: Post-Cold War(New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2017)
https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/indian-lobbying-and-its-influence-in-us-decision-making/book257644#reviews

Ashok's current book projects include:

India’s Energy Security: The Domestic Approach, Foreign Policy Priority and Geo-Politics Dimension (Work in progress)

India-US Strategic Partnership in the 21st Century (Work in progress).

Teaching
@ The University of Auckland, Politics and International Relations,
2012-2014
Post-Graduate Courses
Great Power Relations (POL751)
Critical Issues in international Security (POL754)

Under-Graduate Course
International Security and Conflict (POL327)

@ Royal New Zealand Defence Force 2012-2014
International Relations and International Security at BA and Masters level training courses

@Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), University of New South Wales, Canberra (2016 onwards)
The Executive and Professional Development Courses International Relations and Security/India's Foreign and Security Policy

@ Australian National University, National Security College (2016 onwards)
Occasional Guest Lecture for India Series Lecture on Indian Foreign Policy and Indo-Pacific Security

Experience

  • 2013–present
    Fellow, New Zealand-India Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington
  • 2016–present
    Adjunct Faculty, Australian Defence Force Academy,University of New South Wales,
  • 2016–present
    Fellow, Australia-India Institute, The University of Melbourne
  • 2015–2015
    Research Fellow, Australia-India Institute, The University of Melbourne
  • 2014–2015
    Honorary Research Fellow, Politics and International Relations, The University of Auckland
  • 2012–2013
    Lecturer /Asst.Professor, Politics and International Relations, The University of Auckland
  • 2010–2011
    Visiting Academic, Department of Political Science and Public Policy, The University of Waikato
  • 2008–2009
    Endevour Post Doctoral Fellow,Research School of Asia & Pacific Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra
  • 2008–2009
    Visiting Fellow, Centre for Land & Warfare Studies, New Delhi
  • 2007–2008
    Asst. Professor/Lecturer, Political Science and International Relations, Satyawati College, Delhi University
  • 2006–2007
    Research Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi
  • 2003–2004
    Research Asst., Observer Research Foundation