The Balakot crisis between India and Pakistan added another tumultuous chapter to South Asia’s strategic stability. In February 2019, India conducted unprecedented air strikes on […]
Sajid Farid Shapoo is a PhD scholar at Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. He is a highly decorated Indian Police Service officer(Two Star) with 20 years of progressively senior experience in sensitive and high profile counter terror assignments across India. He has in-depth experience in Investigation, Intelligence Operations and Counter terrorism. He was the first officer chosen to serve in the National Investigation Agency, which was created in the aftermath of Mumbai Terror attacks of 2008. He has supervised many important terrorism related investigations viz conspiracy in Mumbai Terror Attacks, Patna serial blasts case, Bodh Gaya serial blast cases and many more. He has been twice awarded Gallantry Medal, the highest bravery award, by the President of India. He is also a recipient of the Police Medal for Meritorious Services conferred to him by President of India for his exemplary service career. He served as an Adjunct Associate Professor in City University of New York where he taught a course on Terrorism and Politics to Masters students . He also served as an adjunct Instructor at Columbia University teaching a course for Summer Immersion Program. His areas of interest include Nuclear Strategy in South Asia. Religion and Politics in Middle East and South Asia, Ideologies driving various Jihadi Organizations, Early Islamic Period (Shia-Sunni divide) and International Security Policy. Sajid Shapoo is a recognized national resource person on Al Qaeda and Lashkar e Tayeba. He also holds a Masters in International Affairs at Columbia University, New York with specializations in Middle East and International Security Policy. He has published a number of articles and papers in various international magazines and journals.