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Mr. Kashif Mumtaz


Areas of Research:

Internal Security and conflict

Kashif Mumtaz has a long association with the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad. He joined ISSI in May 2002 and was part of ISSI research team till January 2008. He rejoined the Institute in December 2009. During the 22 months that he was away from the Institute he worked in the social development sector. He has extensive research experience with regional focus on Middle East and Pakistan. He has held a visiting fellowship at John Curtin Institute of Public Policy Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA.

His research interests include sectarian and political violence in Pakistan, internal displacement, humanitarian issues, and democracy and governance in Pakistan.

He was educated at University of Oxford (MPhil Development Studies), Australian National University, Canberra (Masters in International Affairs), and Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad (MSc History).

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Seminar Report on “PAKISTAN’S SOFT POWER”

Inaugural Session Address by the Chief Guest: Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs I am delighted to be here today, at...

ISIS: Assessment of Threat for Afghanistan, Pakistan and South and Central Asia

Abstract The near-complete state breakdown in Iraq and Syria explains the meteoric rise of ISIS in a short span of time. It grew so strong...

The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution. Patrick Cockburn. London:...

Well before it carried out spectacular terrorist attacks in the French capital on November 13, 2015, which killed more than 160 people and sent...

The Middle East in Flux: How Should Pakistan Respond?

Abstract  The Middle East has been in a flux ever since the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003. Things deteriorated further in the wake...

Report- In-House Meeting on Pakistan-Afghanistan Cooperation on Trade: Political Economy Analysis

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organised a Roundtable Discussion on March 21, 2016 with Dr. Muhammad Zubair, former Federal Minister for Commerce...

Press Release – Seminar on Pakistan’s Soft Power

Press Release Seminar on Pakistan’s Soft Power April 8, 2016   In this era of globalisation and emerging threats, Pakistan needs to develop and implement its "Soft Power"...

Report – In-house meeting with Chinese Delegation from China Foundation for Peace and Development

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organised an In-House Meeting with a delegation from China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD) on February...

Why States Recover: Changing Walking Societies into Winning Nations, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Greg...

The issue of fragile states has been at the centre of international security and development agenda for more than a decade. The international donor...

Pakistan’s Mediation Efforts in Saudi-Iranian Tensions

Building and maintaining close friendly relations with other Muslim states is the cornerstone of Pakistan's foreign policy. In case of a conflict between Muslim...

The Saudi-Iranian Tensions

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubair visited Pakistan yesterday to hold consultations with Pakistan in the aftermath of escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and...