Dr. Omair Anas is the Director of Centre for Studies of Plural Societies. He was earlier associated as Research Fellow at the Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, a think tank of India’s Ministry of External Affairs. Dr. Anas received his Phd from Centre for West Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 2015. He completed his Mphil from the same centre. He has published more than 25 research papers in reputed journals, 50 policy briefs in several international think tanks, and 100s commentaries in several well-known media outlets. He was Visiting Scholar at Freie University Berlin, Germany in 2012-2013. He specializes in and teaches Non-Western International Relations, Middle East-Asia Relations, India-West Asia and India-Turkey relations. His academic publications are available on ResearchGate and Academia.