Dr. Kalam Shahed is an independent research scholar in Canada. He obtained Ph. D. from the Queens’ University, Kingston, Canada, and has taught at the Queen’s and Carleton Universities in Canada. His research interests include, among others, nationalism and ethnicity, South Asian politics and society, international security, and Islamic radicalization. His book titled, Ethnic Movements and Hegemony in South Asia, Hakkani, Dhaka, published in association with Vikas, New Delhi, 2002, captures the dynamics of ethnic conflicts in the region. His recent publications include, among others, “Afghanistan: An Alternative Route to Stability” Global Policy Journal, Durham University, February 14, 2018, “Culture of Political Puja and Authoritarianism in Bangladesh” International Journal of Reviews and Research in Social Sciences, 7:2, April- June 2019 and “Sikh Diaspora Nationalism in Canada”, Studies on Ethnicity and Nationalism, 19:3, London, 2019.