I am a lecturer (teaching and scholarship) in International Relations specialising in UN Peacekeeping; the Politics of the United Nations; Middle East Politics; Refugee Issues and Humanitarian Responses. I studied Public Policy and Diplomacy in The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia and has a PhD in International Relations from the University of Dundee.
My Research and Scholarship Interests include:
1. Issues of International Peacekeeping and the Politics of the United Nations: that covers things like self-determination politics in Kashmir, East Timor and Kosovo - especially, UN’s peacekeeping and peacemaking role there.
2. Refugee Issues, Forced Displacement and Humanitarian Responses.
3. I am also interested in broader Middle East Politics; ‘War on Terror’; Radical Islamic movements; Religion and International Relations.
4. My recent research interest also includes - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education; Internationalisation and Business Development in Higher Education.
Published Work as a Teaching and Scholarship Academic:
Yusuf, A. (2003), A roller coaster ride: UN peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peace-building in East Timor, University of Dundee, Politics department, Monograph series, ISBN: 1874655197.
Yusuf, A. (2013), ‘Right to self-determination in East Timor: United Nations Success Story’, The Chittagong University Journal of Law, Vol. XVIII, 2013 (pp.130 -153).
Yusuf, A. & Garvey, E. (2014), ‘The Responsibility to Protect in Syria: Is there a place for regime change?’, Scottish Global Forum Research.
Yusuf, A. & Riedel, H. (2017), ‘Mission lmpossible: A Critical Assessment of the UN Administration in Kosovo’, The Chittagong University Journal of Law, Chittagong University Journal of Law, Vol. XXII. (print version only).
Yusuf, A. Merrttt, T, & Royce, J. (2017) ‘President Trump’s Arms Deal with Saudi Arabia: Business as Usual’, The Cable, 1 July Issue.
Yusuf, A. & Goff, O. (2017) ‘The hardening face of Islam in South Asia, and why it matters to the UK, The Cable, 1 September Issue.
Yusuf, A. (2017) ‘The Partition’ The Cable, 1 September Issue.
Yusuf, A. Merrttt, T, & Royce, J. (2017) ‘Trump’s ‘new’ Afghanistan Policy: a critique" in Cable International affairs Magazine’, The Cable, 1 October Issue.
Yusuf, A. Royce, J. & Mccluskey, C. (2018) ‘Iraq’s six-year anniversary: a reflection’, The Cable, 1 January Issue.
Yusuf, A. & Mccluskey, C. (2018) ‘Bashar al-Assad: The Accidental Autocrat, The Cable, April Issue.
Articles Published in The Conversation:
‘As Syrian conflict enters its seventh year, Assad’s future is the sticking point, The Conversation, March 2017.
‘Myanmar’s Rohingyas: victims of a democracy still under military sway’, The Conversation, September 2017.
'Rohingya crisis: a year since it shocked the world, what’s changed?', The Conversation, August 2018.
'Tehreek-e-Labbaik: how blasphemy case in Pakistan brought down hardline religious party', The Conversation, July 2019.
'Saddam Hussein: how a deadly purge of opponents set up his ruthless dictatorship', The Conversation, July 2019.
'Citizens of nowhere: one million Rohingya still without rights, status or justice', The Conversation, August 2019.
‘Kashmir: how Modi’s aggressive ‘Hindutva’ project has brought India and Pakistan to the brink – again’, The Conversation, September 2019.
'Myanmar’s election, the Rohingya crisis and the road to democracy', The Conversation, August 2020.