Ali Riaz is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Illinois State University, USA. He was the Department Chair between 2007 and 2017. He previously taught at universities in Bangladesh, England and South Carolina; served as a Broadcast Journalist at BBC in London, and was a Public Policy Scholar at Woodrow Wilson International Centers for Scholars at Washington D.C.
Founded in 2011, South Asia Journal (SAJ) is a policy magazine focused on issues relating to South Asia. Bearing no political affiliation, the journal’s goal is to provide discerning, critical perspectives on the South Asian sub-continent and its evolving relationship to the broader world. SAJ aims to highlight emerging regional trends, especially issues which call for more emphasis among decision makers and policy framers.