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Pakistan Security Research Unit


Dr. Hassan Abbas

Professor of International Security Studies, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University, Washington DC, United States; Senior Advisor & Fellow at Asia Society; Former Senior Advisor and Fellow at Belfer Centre, Harvard University; Fellow at ISPU, Former Distinguished Quaid-i-Azam Professor and Chair, Columbia University in New York

Dr. Moonis Ahmar

Director of the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Professor in the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, Pakistan.

Dr. Samina Ahmed

Project Director for South Asia, International Crisis Group (ICG), Islamabad, Pakistan. Samina Ahmed oversees Crisis Group's work in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

Dr. Rajesh Basrur

Senior Fellow and Coordinator of both the South Asia Programme and the International Relations Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Suba Chandran

Director at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, India; Professor at the International Strategic & Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore. His primary focus areas are Pakistan, Afghanistan, Armed Conflicts and Peace Processes in South Asia

Brian Cloughley

South Asia defence analyst at IHS Jane’s Sentinel Country Risk Assessments

Dr. Christine Fair

Assistant professor in the Center for Security Studies (CSS) within Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, United States

Dr. Ahmad Faruqui

Principal of the Brattle Group, San Francisco, United States

Tom Gallagher

Professor of Ethnic Conflict and Peace in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, United Kingdom


Dr. Antonio Giustozzi

An independent researcher born in Ravenna, Italy, who took his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is currently visiting professor at King’s College London

Dr. Frederic Grare

A nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s South Asia Program. His research focuses on security issues and democratization in India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Previously, he led the Asia bureau at the Directorate for Strategic Affairs in the French Ministry of Defense.

Dr. Hussain Haqqani

Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute

Dr. Robert Hathaway

Director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, United States

Dr. Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy

Professor of Physics at Forman Christian College University, Pakistan and writes on the issues related to security and politics

Christophe Jaffrelot

Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at the King's India Institute; Research Director at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique); teaches South Asian politics and history at Sciences Po (Paris) and is an Overseas Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Former Director of CERI (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales) at Sciences Po (2000-2008)

Dr. Rodney Jones

 President of Policy Architects International (PAI), Reston, Virginia, United States


Dr. Tahir Kamran

Associate Professor of History and Head of the Department at Government College University Lahore, Pakistan

Ms. Sumita Kumar

Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India

Dr. Apurba Kundu

Deputy Dean (Academic Development), Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom


Dr. Philip Lewis

Philip advised Anglican Bishops in Bradford on Islam and Christian Muslim Relations for over 25 years, and has lectured at Bradford University's Peace Studies Department on 'Islam in the West' and 'Religions, Conflict and Peace Making'.Since retiring he remains a consultant to the Bishop of Leeds on Islam, and is a scholar consultants to the national Christian Muslim Forum.

Dr. Robert Looney

 Professor of National Security Affairs and Associate Chairman of Instruction, Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, United States


Dr. William Maley

Professor of Diplomacy at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, Australian National University, Australia

Dr. Iftikhar Malik

Senior Lecturer of History in the School of Humanities and Cultural Industries at Bath Spa University, United Kingdom

General Talat Masood

Lieutenant General (Retd.) in the Pakistani Army and a senior analyst on Defense and Strategic Affairs

Haider Mullick

Teaches at the Naval War College and the Naval Post Graduate School; Provost Fellow at Tufts University and Senior Adviser at Red Teaming Associates; former senior adviser on South Asia and the Middle East at the Department of Defense

Dr. Haider Nizamani

Lecturer in Political Science at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Dr. James Revill

Research Fellow at Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Dr. Nathalene Reynolds

Visiting Fellow at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad Pakistan

Dr. Julian Richards

Lecturer and Joint Founder of the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies at the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom

Dr. Hasan-Askari Rizvi

Professor Emeritus, Political Science, at Punjab University in Lahore, Pakistan

Varun Sahni

Professor in International Politics at the Centre for International Politics, Organization, and Disarmament in the School of International Studies, Jawaharial Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Professor Yunas Samad

Professor of South Asian Studies at the University of Bradford, UK

Victoria Schofield

Writer and independent analyst and commentator on South Asian affairs, London, United Kingdom

Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa

 Author and independent South Asian security and defence analyst


Praveen Swami

Former Diplomatic Editor of The Telegraph, London, United Kingdom

Ian Talbot

Professor of Modern British History at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Ramesh Thakur

Director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Crawford School, Australian National University, Australia

Dr. Simon Valentine

Freelance writer, religious consultant, and part-time teacher/lecturer, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Christian Wagner

Head of Asia Research Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin, Germany

Dr. Robert Wirsing

Visiting Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Qatar

Dr. Siegfried Wolf

South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Mariam Abou Zahab

Writer and Research at Sciences Po University, Paris, France

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