Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman is a PhD candidate in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), Guwahati, Assam. He completed his Masters of Philosophy from the Diplomacy and Disarmament Division, Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He completed his Masters in International Relations from SIS, JNU and his Bachelors in Political Science Honours from Hindu College, Delhi University. He previously worked with the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, and now works as an independent researcher and writes on various topical issues relating to Northeast India and its international neighbourhood. His areas of interests include research on Northeast India, mainly on issues relating to insurgency, peacebuilding, development, migration and cross border exchanges. His current research work is on border studies in Northeast India and transboundary water sharing and management issues between China, India and Bangladesh. He has worked on a Centre for North-East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES) project on impact of armed conflict on women in Assam supported by the Heinrich Boll Foundation (HBF). He is committed to grassroots based alternative community work and development models.