Mohammed Sinan Siyech
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Mohammed Sinan Siyech is a Non – Resident Associate Fellow working with Professor Harsh Pant in the Strategic Studies Programme. He will be working on Terrorism and Extremism in South Asia and the Middle East, Indian Foreign Policy in the Middle East and North Africa region, and Salafism and Islamism.

Sinan is also a PhD Candidate at the Islamic and Middle East Studies Department at the School of Language, Literature and Culture in Edinburgh University. He was a Senior Analyst at the International Centre for Political Violence & Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Sinan holds an MSc in International Relations from RSIS, NTU. He was granted the Terrorism Analyst Study Award by RSIS in 2015 to pursue his Masters while conducting research with ICPVTR.

Prior to joining RSIS, Sinan pursued an Arabic Language Diploma from Summit Academy in Mukalla, Yemen. His research at RSIS focussed on insurgency, civil war and terrorism in Yemen and India. He has written various articles on Al Qaeda and the Islamic State and foreign policy pertaining to these countries. Additionally, Sinan also works on combatting violent extremism. He studies Hindutva and Salafism apart from extremism in the online sphere.

He has written various journal articles, book chapters, reports, and opinion pieces for several platforms globally. Some of his works have appeared in India Review, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Middle East Institute, South Asian Voices, Hudson Institute, War on the Rocks, Sharq Forum, TRT world, South China Morning Post, Counter Terrorist Trends and Analysis, RSIS Commentaries, Today Online, Middle East Institute NUS, FirstPost, ORF, Deccan Herald, IPCS, and the Diplomat.

Doctoral Researcher, Islamic and Middle East Studies Department, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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