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Mr. Najam Rafique


Director Research & Programme Coordinator / Editor

Director Americas/Programmes Coordinator, The Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad. (1985-To date) – BPS-20

Acting Director General, The Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad. (March-July, 2013)

Acting Chairman, The Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad. (June 02, 2013 –July 03, 2013)

Qualification:

MSc – Defence & Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad MSc, 1984, dissertation on “Problems of National Integration in Pakistan

MS – Political Science – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, 1991

Fellow, Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2001

najamrafique@issi.org.pk

Issue Brief on “Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia: A recipe for...

"We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe-havens for terrorist organizations, the Taliban and other groups that pose a threat to the region...

Jallad: Death Squads and State Terror in South Asia, Tasneem Khalil (London: Pluto Press,...

Democide (murder of any person or people by their government), has often been legitimised under the slogan of, “sometimes bad things need to be...

Rocky M. Mirza, How the West was Won and Lost: Athenian Democracy to the...

The Chilcot Report, released on July 6, 2016, revealed the truth behind the US invasion of Iraq. Saddam Hussain was not a threat and...

Issue Brief on “Pakistan-US Relations Under Donald Trump”

“Unpresidential” was one of the many labels assigned to Donald Trump over his election trail. His debates and knowledge of foreign policy issues too...

Issue Brief on “Growing US-India Military Collaboration”

For over a decade now, the US has been investing in a long-term strategic partnership with India. In March 2016, the US Congress approved...

Prospects of Pakistan-Iran Relations: Post Nuclear Deal

Abstract Now that the threat of Western sanctions on Iran has been removed, the prospects for improved relations between Pakistan and Iran provide increased...

Great Powers in the Changing International Order. Nick Bisley. New Delhi: Viva Books Pvt...

Great Powers in the Changing International Order. Nick Bisley. New Delhi: Viva Books Pvt Ltd., 2016. Pp. 209.  Najam Rafique  The whole concept of international relations...

Issue Brief on “Pakistan-US Relations: Looking Beyond the Security Lens”

In the background of growing challenges in bilateral relations between Pakistan and the US, a four-member bipartisan US Senate delegation led by Senator John...

The Myth of America’s Decline: Politics, Economics, and a Half Century of False Prophecies....

That America is on the decline and about to be upstaged by new contenders from its position as the number one world power has...

Pakistan-US Relations: Reset After 2011

Abstract:  In 2011, relations between Pakistan and the United States took a nosedive following a series of events, including capture and release of CIA operative...