Ahmed Salah Hashim is an Associate Professor in ICPVTR at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. Hashim graduated with a PhD in Political Science and Defense Studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research interests are Middle East and South Asia politics and security, terrorism and counter-terrorism in the Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia, insurgency and counter-insurgency theory and cases in the Middle East and Asia, maritime terrorism, nuclear proliferation, Islamist politics and Jihadist thought.