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Ana Ballesteros

Ana Ballesteros

Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB


Senior Research Fellow at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs CIDOB. Ph.D. in Arab and Islamic Studies from Universidad Autónoma of Madrid (UAM). She took Ph.D. studies on Islam in South Asia at the School of International Studies of Jawaharlal Nehru University (2001/2002, New Delhi, India). She has worked for UAM’s Foundation (pre-doctoral contract, 2008-2010) in a research project on sectarian and group violence based at the department of Social Psychology and Methodology (UAM). She has taught International Cooperation in Central and South Asia at the University of Castilla La-Mancha (2008-2013). She has also been part of the Conflict Studies and Peacebuilding group at the School for a Culture of Peace at the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona (2014-2015). She is associate researcher at the Observatory of Politics and Elections in the Arab and Muslim World (OPEMAM), following Pakistan and Afghanistan. Her main areas of expertise are South Asia, Islamic sectarianism and sociology of religion. 


Selected publications

  • Ballesteros, Ana.2018.Pakistán y el islamismo instrumental.Política Exterior,185, septiembre – octubre 2018Link
  • Ballesteros, Ana.2016.Pakistán, China y la estabilidad de Baluchistán.Política Exterior,nº 171, mayo - junio 2016Link
  • Ballesteros, Ana.2016.“Pakistán y Asia Meridional” en Terrorismo Internacional. Análisis de la radicalización y estrategias para la prevención.Cuadernos del Centro Memorial de las Víctimas del Terrorismo,nº 2, diciembre 2016:59-65
  • Ballesteros, Ana.2016.Pakistán: sin cambios en el horizonte.Anuario Internacional CIDOB,2016:188Link
  • Ballesteros, Ana.2015.Pakistán y Arabia Saudí: algo más que aliados.Política Exterior,nº 164, marzo – abril, 2015Link
  • Ballesteros, Ana.2015.The EU-Pakistan relationship. Looking beyond the trading partnership.Análisis del Real Instituto Elcano,ARI 26 / 2015, 14 mayo 2015Link
  • Ballesteros, Ana.2013.Pakistán: romper las inercias, reforzar el Estado.Política Exterior,julio-agosto 2013, Vol. XXVII (154):116-125Link
  • Ballesteros, Ana.2012.España-Pakistán: interés tardío en la senda europea y bajo el influjo de EEUU..Anuario Internacional CIDOB,393-397Link
  • Ballesteros, Ana.2011.EEUU-Pakistán: el precio de una alianza.Política Exterior,
  • Ballesteros, Ana.2011.Pakistán.Madrid:Síntesis. ISBN: 978-84-975673-1-2.