MIRZA ZULFIQUR RAHMAN

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MIRZA ZULFIQUR RAHMAN

Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman holds a PhD in Development Studies from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), 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; his Masters in International Relations from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and his Bachelors in Political Science Honours from Hindu College, Delhi University. His areas of interests include research on Northeast India, mainly on issues relating to transboundary water sharing and hydropower dams, roads and connectivity infrastructures, conflict and insurgency, peace building, development politics, migration and cross border exchanges. His research specialization is on border studies in Northeast India and transboundary water sharing and management issues between China, India and Bangladesh. He is committed to grassroots based alternative community work and development models. He has travelled extensively in parts of Northeast India for research work. He has led research teams in Northeast India, and has travelled parts in China, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Thailand and Myanmar for research. He has worked as a consultant on many research projects in Northeast India. He has teaching experience as Visiting Faculty, and has participated in several workshops and academic conferences.



River Regionalism: Locating Transboundary Rivers in Regional Cooperation Context in South Asia
02 Jan 2020
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The history of riparian relations in South Asia can be termed as essentially bilateral in nature, but we can notice a change in the contours of riparian negotiations after the end of the Cold War.

INFORMAL MARKETS AND FUZZY FLOWS IN FRAGILE BORDER ZONES
05 Dec 2019

This paper examines the different perspectives of the border visible at local, unofficial markets held on the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya.

Territory, Tribes, Turbines: Local Community perceptions and responses to Infrastructure Development along the Sino-Indian Border in Arunachal Pradesh
27 Jun 2014

Several infrastructure projects undertaken by New Delhi in Arunachal Pradesh have picked up pace in the past decade; these have been seen as a concerted effort to strengthen the war preparedness of the armed forces given that China contests India‘s claim

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Areas of interest

Border studies in Northeast India and trans-boundary water sharing and management issues between China, India and Bangladesh

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Current Positions

    Visiting Research Associate at ICS

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