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Safal is interested in what makes communities and states feel secure or insecure from each other. His research interests include the idea of security–development nexus and interactions between state, non-state, private and external players in conflict transformation, security sector governance and post-war/post-crisis recovery. His ongoing work more specifically examines contentions and cooperation between rising powers and great powers in security and peacebuilding issues, with a regional focus in Nepal and South Asia. Before commencing his doctoral research at the Centre for Peace Studies, University of New England-Australia, Safal worked as a research officer for the South Asia Office of the Swiss National Centre for Contemporary Research (NCCR North-South)−a global research programme led by the University of Bern and the University of Zurich.

This blog serves as a one-window repository to his publications, regular write-ups and research updates. Learn more


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