Pamir H. Sahill

Pamir H. Sahill is an Anglo-American University alumnus and a lecturer at the School of International Relations and Diplomacy. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Economics and Business in Prague (Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze).

His doctoral research focuses on the discourses of US War on Terror and state-building in Afghanistan. In the dissertation, he has developed two Foucauldian-inspired notions: the politics (and spaces) of confinement and abiopower. With the help of these concepts, he offers a contextual and critical understanding of the US engagement in post-2001 Afghanistan and explains the (near)future transformation and alteration of security practices and warfare.

His current research interests revolve around theoretically and empirically exploring the notions and discourses of international (in)security, terrorism, post-conflict state-building, developmentalism (as an ideology nudging the traditional frames of the left and right), state, sovereignty and identities-borders-orders (IBO).


International Security, Terrorism Studies, Theories of Globalization, (Critical) Discourse Analysis, State-building Theory and Practice, (Foucauldian) Poststructuralism, Post-colonialism and Developmentalism, Afghanistan, South Asian Politics and Security, Middle East and North Africa (MENA)