Kawser Ahmed, PhD


Research Publications

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List of Publications


  • 2024 – Understanding the Rohingya Displacement – Security, Media, and Humanitarian Perspectives, edited book, Springer Nature, ISBN 9819714249, 9789819714247 (editor and contributing author).
  •  2023 – Keeping Peace in a Turbulent World: Reflections from the field, edited book, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, ISBN: 1-5275-5110-5 ISBN13: 978-1-5275-5110-7 (editor and contributing author)
  • 2022 – The Rohingya Crisis and Two Faced God of Janus: What Lies Ahead, Lexington Books, ISBN-13 978-1666905953, an edited book, co-editor, and contributing author.
  • 2020 – The Rohingya Crisis: Analyses, Responses, and Peacebuilding Avenues, ISBN: 1498585744 (Lexington Books, Maryland, US), lead researcher and author.
  • 2018 – Community-Focused Counter-Radicalization and Counter-Terrorism Projects: Experiences and Lessons Learned, ISBN-10: 1498557767, ISBN-13: 978-1498557764, (Lexington Books, Maryland, US), lead researcher and author.
  • 2017 – Grassroots Approaches to Community-Based Peacebuilding Initiatives: Theory and Praxis on the Front Lines, Hardback: ISBN 978-1-4985-6206-5Oct, eBook: ISBN 978-1-4985-6207-2Oct. (Lexington Books, Maryland, US).
  • 2010 – Conflict in Western Sahara and Quest for Peace, An Introspection of a Peacekeeper – A book published by Sottokotha Prokashoni (Banglabazar-Dhaka Bangladesh) 2010, ISBN 978-984-8876-02-2.
  • 2010 – The Battle without Borders (La guerre sans frontier) – a book published by Osder publication, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 2010, ISBN 978-984-33-1830-5.
  • (forthcoming) – Countering Radicalization to Violence: A Pedagogy Driven Multi-stakeholder Intervention Approach accepted for publication by the University of Toronto Press (possible publication in 2024)
Book Chapters:
  • 2023 – Artificial Intelligence (AI) and National Security in Canada: A Perspective on New Frontier, The Routledge Handbook of AI and National Security Policy, editors, Dr. Dominika Dziwisz of Jagiellonian University and Prof. Dr. Mary Manjikian of Regent University, and Scott Romaniuk (in press)
  • 2021 – The Changing Landscape of Violent Extremism (VE) in Bangladesh: A View from the Mezzanine in the Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems, edited by Rajendra Baikady, Sajid SM, Jaroslaw Przeperski, Varoshini Nadesan, M Rezaul Islam and Gao Jianguo. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-68127-2. eBook ISBN 978-3-030-68127-2.
  • 2021- Educating Rohingya Children in Emergencies: A Reflection from the Field, in Evolving Multicultural Education for Global Classrooms, editors, Richard Gordon, Kawser Ahmed, Miwako Hosoda, IGI Global Press. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7649-6; ISBN13: 9781799876496|ISBN10: 1799876497|EISBN13: 9781799876519|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799876502
  • 2021 – Ahmed, K. & Romaniuk, S. N. Canada’s Security Governance Structure and Agencies: Implications for Human Security, Civil Society, and Charities, in Romaniuk, S. N., et al. (eds.), Counter-Terrorism and Civil Society: Post-9/11 Progress and Challenges. Manchester: Manchester University Press. ISBN: 978-1-5261-5792-8
  • 2019 – Canada’s Cyber Security in A Globalized Environment: Challenges and Opportunities, Global Handbook of Cybersecurity, Routledge. Editors, Scott N. Romaniuk and Mary Manjikian. ISBN 9780367024239.
  • 2018- Peacebuilding Projects as a Conflict Transformation Tool: A Meso-level Perspective from Winnipeg. In Conflict Transformation, Storytelling and Peace-building: Research from the Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice, (editors Drs. Laura Reimer, Katerina Standish and Chuck Thiessen), Lexington books, USA. Hard cover, 978-1-4985-6417-5, 978-1-4985-6418-2, eBook.
  • 2017 – Canada’s National Counterterrorism Strategy and Challenges of Community Based Intervention in Countering Radicalization: A Perspective. In The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy (editor Scott Nicholas Romaniuk et al.), eBook ISBN 978-1-137-55769-8, Terrorism and Political Violence, University of Leeds, UK.
  • 2017 – Ne Mutlu Turkum Diyene: The Turkish Dilemma and the Rise of Terrorism. In The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy (editor Scott Nicholas Romaniuk et al.), eBook ISBN 978-1-137-55769-8, Terrorism and Political Violence, University of Leeds, UK.
  • 2017 – Twenty Years of UN Peacekeeping Operations in Western Sahara: A Reflective Study. In Peace Issues in the 21st Century Global Context, (editors, Shreesh Juyal and John Duncan), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK. Hardback, ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-9884-3, ISBN-10: 1-4438-9884-8
Journal Articles and Policy Papers:
  •  2023 – The Canadian Extradition System and its Reform: Balancing Between Rights and Freedoms and National Security. Politi Sci Int, 1(2), 78-86.

  •  2023 – Nature-Triggered Disasters and the Involvement of Armed Forces: Exploring a Civil-Military Collaborative Framework, (lead author) Canadian Journal of Emergency Management, Vol 3, Number 1, May 2023.

  • 2016 – Radicalism Leading to Violent Extremism in Canada: A Multi-Level Analysis of Muslim Community and University Based Student Leaders’ Perceptions and Experiences, Journal for Deradicalization 6 (2016): 231-271.
  • 2014 – Perceptions of Muslim Faith, Ethno-Cultural Community-based and Student Organizations in Countering Domestic Terrorism in Canada. TSAS (Canadian network for research on terrorism, security and society), working paper series, Volume 14, Issue 12.

  • 2014 – A Tapestry of Hopes and Despairs of Northern Ireland Youth: Perceptions of the Civil Society Leaders on the Impacts of the EU Peace III Fund and the International Fund for Ireland on Youth Development. Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis 1.1: 83-97. The University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
  • 2013 – Twenty Years of Western Military Intervention: An Emerging Trend for International Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding. Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security (JCTS), Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis (CESRAN) International. ISSN: 2045-1903, UK. Volume III, No II.
  • 2013 – External Funding and the Promotion of Social Business for Community Development and Sustainable Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland. Ibadan Journal of Peace and Development. Volume 2, No 1, ISSN 2276-7267.
  • 2013 – The Perceptions of Hope and Fears of Civil Society NGO Leaders in Northern Ireland: The Impact of the International Fund for Ireland and the European Union Peace III Funding. Humanity & Society, 37: 5-34, DOI: 10.1177/0160597612466815.
  • 2012 – Meeting Rising Expectations of Hopes for Peace in Post Agreement Northern Ireland: The Role of the Good Friday Agreement and the Implications for External Economic Aid through the International Fund for Ireland and the European Union Peace III Fund. Treatises and Documents: Journal of Ethnic Studies. No. 69.
  • 2012 – Northern Ireland’s Civil Society Leaders Perceptions on the Effectiveness of the IFI and the EU Peace III Fund in Promoting Equality, Equity and Social Justice and Ensuring People’s Basic Human Needs. Journal of Peace and Justice Studies. 22(2): 73-99.
  • 2011 – Should nuclear capabilities remain an essential element of NATO’s defence strategy? 2010-2011 Graduate Research Awards Debates on Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation February 17, 2011. A joint programme of The Simons Foundation and the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), Lester B. Pearson Building Ottawa, Canada. (http://www.thesimonsfoundation.ca/resources/2010-2011-graduate-research-awards-disarmament-arms-control-and-non-proliferation) (Online publication).
  • 2010 – Battle of Narratives – Why Al Qaeda Wins, A Near East South Asia centre for strategic studies (NESA), National Defense University, Washington D.C, white paper, volume 1, Number 5.
Co-authored Journal Articles:
  • 2017 – Wetland Sanctuary Co-management and Conflict: An Exploratory Study of the impacts of Baikka Beel Project in Bangladesh, IQAS – International Quarterly for Asian Studies, Volume 48, Autumn (3-4/2017).
  • 2015 – Economic Assistance to Peace-building and Reconciliation Community-Based Projects in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties: Challenges, Opportunities and Evolution. International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society: 1-26.
  • 2014 – Peace-building and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland: The Role of the Belfast Agreement and the Implication for External Economic 2014. Edited book titled “Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process: An Introduction”. Timothy J. White (editor), University of Wisconsin Press.
  • 2013 – The Role of External Economic Assistance in Nurturing Cross Community Contact and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties. 2013. Community Development Journal. 48 (4): 587-604.
  • 2013 – Peace-building, Community Development, and Economic Assistance in Northern Ireland: The Impact of the International Fund for Ireland and the European Union Peace III Fund. Peace Studies Journal: Central New York Peace Studies Consortium, 6(2): 24-41.
  • 2013 – The International Fund for Ireland and the European Union Peace III Fund: Economic Aid In Northern Ireland And The Border Area: Perceptions of How The International Fund For Ireland and The European Union Peace III Fund Impact Reconciliation and Peacebuilding. International Journal of Development and Conflict, 3(2013) 01–11.
  • 2013 – Grassroots Peace-building in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties: Elements of an Effective Model. Peace and Conflict Studies.20 (1), 4-26.
  • 2012 – Economic Aid and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland and the Border Area: Respondents Perceptions of Awareness, Fairness, Trust-building and Sustainability. Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies 19(1): 4-36.
  • 2012 – Building Future Coexistence or Keeping People Apart: The Role of Economic Assistance in Northern Ireland. 2012. International Journal of Conflict Management 23.3 (2012): 248-265.
  • 2012 – Perceptions about the Role of Foreign Aid in Nurturing an Atmosphere of Trust and Goodwill in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties. Journal of Human Security, 8 (2), (http://www.blogs.unbc.ca/jhs). EISSN: 1835-3800.
  • 2012 – Sustainability of Peace-building Interventions: The Experience of Peace and Reconciliation Community Projects Supported by the EU Peace III Fund and the International Fund for Ireland. Peace Research: Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies, 12. 44 (1), 37-62. 
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