Ali Riaz is a political scientist and an author. He is a Distinguished Professor at the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University, USA, and a nonresident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council. Dr. Riaz is the President of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS). His research interests are: democratization, violent extremism. Political Islam, South Asian politics, and Bangladeshi politics. Dr. Riaz's recent publication is Voting in a Hybrid Regime: Explaining the 2018 Bangladeshi Election (2019). Read more..