Dawood Azami is an award-winning senior journalist and academic. As a Multi-Media Editor in the BBC World Service (London), he leads a team of journalists in covering international news and current affairs and producing educational and entertainment programs. In 2010-2011, he worked as the BBC World Service Bureau Chief and Editor in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is also an Associate Fellow at The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London, contributing to research and analysis of geopolitical and international security and development issues. He also worked as a Visiting Lecturer/Scholar at The Ohio State University (U.S.A) and the University of Westminster (London) teaching on Globalization, Conflict, Resource Politics as well as Culture and Politics in South and Central Asia and the Middle East. Dr. Azami’s areas of research include International Relations and Development, State (Un)building, International Security, Hybrid Insecurity, Drug-Terror Nexus, Transnational Organised Crime, Media, Migration, History, Religion, Literature, and Multi-culturalism.