Dr Rakib Ehsan is a British-Bangladeshi independent researcher, writer, and media commentator, specialising in matters of social cohesion, race relations, and public security. He is the author of the book Beyond Grievance, which is available to buy on Amazon.

He holds a BA in Politics & International Relations (First-Class Honours), MSc in Democracy, Politics and Governance (Pass with Distinction), and a PhD in Political Science, all obtained from Royal Holloway, University of London. His PhD thesis, which was comprehensively sponsored by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), investigated the impact of social integration on the public attitudes of British non-white ethnic minorities.

Rakib holds several positions in London’s think-tank community. This includes being a senior adviser at Policy Exchange, a senior research associate at ResPublica and an associate fellow at Bright Blue. He was also the senior research associate at the newly-created Institute for the Impact of Faith in Life (IIFL), where he was involved in the authorship of three reports.

Currently a columnist at Sp!ked, Rakib has also written for The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Independent, UnHerd, The Times Red Box, and CapX. His comments have also featured in mainstream British newspapers such as The Sunday Express, as well as foreign platforms such as Arab News in Saudi Arabia and The National in the UAE.

A regular guest on GB News and TalkTV, Rakib has also featured on Sky News, BBC Newsnight, BBC Sunday Morning Live and ITV’s Good Morning Britain (GMB). He has also made radio appearances for stations such as LBC, Times Radio, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio London, and BBC Asian Network.

Establishing himself as a prominent British authority on matters of racial identity and social integration, Rakib has consulted influential UK parliamentarians and policymakers on issues surrounding race relations and community cohesion.