Dr. Shiraz Sheikh is currently a Project Associate under the UGC-Centre for Pakistan Studies at the Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has PhD and M.Phil degrees in International Studies from the same University. He has authored a monograph “Democracy in the Shadow of Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan,” KW Publishers: 2014; and a contributing author in Understanding Pakistan: Emerging Voices from India, Routledge: 2017. He had also contributed to Mainstream Magazine, South Asia Monitor and Tehelka Magazine. Besides his core area of research in democracy, political parties and foreign policy in South Asia, he also writes about minority issues in the sub-continent.