Dr. Syed Rifaat Hussain

Dr. Syed Rifaat Hussain is Professor and the Chair of the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Prior to this, he has served as the Chair of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the National University in Islamabad, and the Executive Director of the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Professor Hussain has also taught at the Political Science Department, Stanford University, California, USA. He has been a course director for International Politics at the Foreign Service Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad. He serves as a member of the editorial boards of many diverse publications, such as the South Asia Journal and the National Defense University Journal and Regional Studies Quarterly. Professor Hussain is the author of numerous books and publications, including Afghanistan and 9/11: The Anatomy of a Conflict (2002); From Dependence to Intervention: Soviet-Afghanistan Relations During the Brezhnev Era (1964-1982)(1994); “Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE): An Elusive Quest for a “homeland” in the Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Spring 2009); “Pakistan’s Changing Outlook on Kashmir,” in South Asian Survey (2007)and “The Indian Factor,” in Maleeha Lodhi, ed. Pakistan: Beyond the Crisis State (New York: Hurst Publishers, 2010). He received his M.A. and PhD in International Studies from the University of Denver, Colorado, USA.