Ali Riaz of Politics and Government was quoted in the New York Times for his expertise on the Islamist politics of Bangladesh and surrounding areas.

“We have seen how democratic and nationalist movements can taken over by transnational terrorist groups.” Ali Riaz

In a story titled “Rohingya militants vow to fight Myanmar despite disastrous cost,” published September 17, Riaz helps to explain the rise of a fledgling insurgency: “the presence of legitimate discontent, despair, and discontent among hundreds and thousands of people, growing radicalization of a movement, asymmetry of forces engaged in the conflict and a religious dimension to the crisis all provide a conducive environment.”