Current Positions
Adjunct Faculty, The University of New South Wales, Canberra at The Australian Defence Force Academy
Adjunct Associate Professor, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra
Deputy Chair, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Auckland

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

  • 2018–present
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra
  • 2016–present
    Adjunct Faculty, Australian Defence Force Academy,University of New South Wales,
  • 2013–2017
    Fellow, New Zealand-India Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington
  • 2016–2017
    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/Assistant 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
    Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Satyawati College,The University of Delhi
  • 2006–2007
    Research Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi
  • 2003–2004
    Research Assistant, Observer Research Foundation