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 More than Meets the Eye: Essays on Bangladeshi Politics (UPL, 2022). Read more..

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