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CURRICULUM VITAE
DECEMBER 2011

Moonis Ahmed

OBJECTIVE: TO SEEK EXCELLENCE IN THE WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE

MOONIS AHMAR (PROFESSOR)
Department of International Relations
University of Karachi.

Director, Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. www.ppscr.org

Phone: 9221-9261300-2372, 9261394 (W) 9221- 9243965 (H)
Fax: 9221-9243190-91

DAAD Fellow, Conflict Management and Studies Program, Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt, Germany since April 8, 2011.
Academic responsibilities at the University of Erfurt: Teaching a course on Conflict Management in Central Asia and working on a research project, “Secular Option for the Management of religious militancy in Pakistan: Lessons from the European Experience.”

E-Mail: amoonis@hotmail.com, ahmar_moonis@yahoo.com
Date of Birth: April 04, 1959
Nationality: Pakistani

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. (1992) from the University of Karachi.
    Topic of dissertation: "European Security System in the Post-Helsinki Accords Period: A Model for South Asia". The dissertation is a comparative study of the Helsinki framework of European Security and the South Asian Security system. It analyzes the problems and prospects in a way for Indo-Pakistan normalization process and also spells out strategies for building confidence and resolving conflicts between the two countries as a pre-requisite for peace and stability in the South Asian region. The dissertation also suggests what lessons the South Asian countries can learn from the Helsinki model of European security and the post-Helsinki initiatives launched under the framework of Conference on Security and Conference in Europe (CSCE).
  • M.Phil (1988) from the University of Karachi.
    • Topic of dissertation: "The Soviet Interests and Involvement in South Asia".
  • Master of Science (1981) in International Relations from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. Secured First Class First Position. Topic of dissertation, "Superpower Rivalry In The Indian Ocean and the response from the littoral states."

Specialized in the field of Strategic Studies.
Bachelor of Arts (1978) from the University of Karachi in First Class. The subjects were International Relations (Major), Political Science, and General History (Subsidiaries).

 

TEACHING/ RESEARCH POSITIONS

  1. Ist March 1983 to 31st October 1983. Senior Research Fellow, Area Study Center for Africa, North & South America, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.
  2. 3rd November 1983 to 12 July 1984. Research Officer, The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karachi.
  3. 14 July 1984 to 11 September 1988. Senior Research Fellow, Area Study Center for Europe, University of Karachi.
  4. 12 September 1988 to 28 February 1991 Assistant Professor, Area Study Center for Europe, University of Karachi.
  5. 28 February 1991 to May 4, 1997. Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi.
  6. 5 May 1997 to January 1 2001. Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi.
  7. January 1, 2001 to date, Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi.
  8. Visiting Scholar, Program in Arms Control, Disarmament & International Security (ACDIS) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A. from February 10 to June 10, 1993.
  9. Visiting Research Associate, Program in Arms Control, Disarmament & International Security, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from November 24, 1994 to May 20, 1996. Also worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during Spring semester, 1995.
  10. Visiting Fellow at the Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington DC from June-July 1997.
  11. Scholar in Residence, Middle East Institute and Visiting Scholar, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC from September 13 to October 10, 1999.
  12. Visiting Fellow at the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana from October 11 to December 14, 1999.
  13. Asia Fellow, Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh from January 07, 2002 to October 06, 2002. Theme of research: “A Comparative Study of Pakistan and Bangladesh: Economic, Political and Cultural Dynamics.”
  14. Visiting Fellow, Asia Research Center, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK from February 7 to April 28, 2004.
  15. Visiting Fellow, Max Planck Institute for International and Foreign Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany from June 02t to August 27, 2008.
  16. Visiting Research Fellow, South Asia Program, Institute of Defense Studies, Rajaratram School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (December 18, 2010 till March 15, 2011).
  17. DAAD Fellow, Conflict Management and Studies Program, Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt, Germany from April 8, 2011.

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Conflict Resolution and Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) with particular reference to Middle East, South Asia and Central Asia.


TEACHING

I have taught following courses since 1986 to-date to the students of B.A (Hons) First Year, M.A (Previous) M.A (Final) and M.Phil.

  1. The United States in World Affairs.
  2. Russian and Central Asian Affairs.
  3. International Organizations.
  4. Foreign Policy of Pakistan.
  5. Introduction to International Relations.
  6. Research Methodology.
  7. Political Geography
  8. Conflict resolution and Crisis Management.
  9. Global Issues
  10. Introduction to Comparative Politics to the undergraduate students of Political Science Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  11. Conflict Management in Central Asia during the summer semester, 2011 and Conflict Transformation in South Asia during the winter semester at the MPP program, Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt, Germany.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Books
  1. Superpower Rivalry in the Indian Ocean since the withdrawal of Great Britain. (Karachi: Area Study Center for Europe, 1985. pp.143).
  2. The Soviet Role in South Asia:1969-87 (Karachi: Area Study Center for Europe, 1989),pp.312.
  3. Contemporary Central Asia (Edited), (Islamabad: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi and Hanns Seidel Foundation, 1995), pp.256.
  4. Internal and External Dynamics of South Asian Security (Edited), (Karachi: Faze, 1998), pp.151.
  5. The CTBT Controversy: Different Perceptions In South Asia (Edited) (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, 2000), pp. 153.
  6. The Challenges of Conflict Resolution and Security in 21st Century (Edited) (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, 2001).
  7. Arab-Israeli Peace Process: Lessons for South Asia (Edited) (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  8. The Challenge of Confidence-Building in South Asia (Edited) (New Delhi: Harahan Publications, 2001), pp. 440.
  9. Paradigms of Conflict Resolution in South Asia (Edited) (Dhaka: University Press Limited, 2003).
  10. The World after September 11: Challenges and Opportunities (Edited) (Karachi: Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, 2003). pp.322
  11. Different Perceptions on Conflict Resolution: Need for an Alternate Approach (Edited) (Karachi: Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, 2005), pp. 297.
  12. The Challenge of Rebuilding Afghanistan (Edited) (Karachi: Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, 2005), pp. 240.
  13. Conflict Management Mechanisms And The Challenge of Peace (Edited) (Karachi: Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, 2008), pp.174.
  14. International Relations Today: Theories, Methods And Areas of Research (Edited) (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, 2009), pp. 204.
  15. Foreign Policy Making Process: A Case Study of Pakistan (Edited) (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad), pp. 159.
  16. Early Warning Systems: Potential For Crisis Management And Regional Cooperation (Edited) (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad), pp. 213.
  17. Conflict Resolution Research In South Asia (Edited) (Karachi: Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, 2010), pp. 244.
  18. The Restructuring of SAARC (Edited) (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, 2010), pp.188.
  19. Conflict Transformation and the Challenge of Peace (Edited) Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, 2011), pp. 244.

 

  • BOOK CHAPTERS
  1. "European Peace Movements and the Third World" in A.A. Kidder & Naves Ahmed (eds.)., Europe and the Third World (Karachi: Area Study Center for Europe, 1985), pp. 146-181.
  2. "Pakistan and the Federal Republic of Germany" in A.A. Kidder and Naves Ahmed Tapir (eds.)., Pakistan-Europe Ties in Contemporary Setting (Karachi: Area Study Center for Europe,1988) pp. 231-253.
  3. "European Union as a Model for the SAARC: Pakistan's Perspective" in K.B. Loll, H. S. Chopra & Thomas Meyer (eds.)., the European Community and SAARC (New Delhi: Radiant Publishers, 1993), pp. 39-56.
  4. ."Security and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific Developments and Prospects South Asian Perspectives" pp. 65-78 UNIDIR Publication (New York: United Nations, 1992).
  5. Conflict Resolution in Central Asia: A Case Study of Confidence-Building in S.M. Hider, Pakistan Central Asia and the Region (Lahore: Progressive Publishers, pp.319-342
  6. "Non-Military CBMs between India and Pakistan" in Michael Krepon and Amity Sevak (eds.), Crisis Prevention, Confidence-Building, and Reconciliation in South Asia (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995), pp.131-152.
  7. "Indian Ocean: Maritime Security And Confidence-Building" in Indian Ocean: Security and stability in the post-cold war era (Islamabad: The Directorate of Naval Educational Services, 1995), pp.363-379.
  8. "Conventional weapons as Main Killer of Mankind Fifty Years Perspective" in Fasahat H. Syed (ed.), Nuclear Disarmament and Conventional Arms Control Including Light Weapons (Islamabad: Asia Printers, 1997), pp. 253-278.
  9. “Ethnic problems and solutions in the South Asian countries: Lessons from the European experience” in Naveed Ahmad Tahir (ed.), The Politics of ethnicity and nationalism in Europe and South Asia (Karachi: Area Study Center for Europe, 1997), pp.204-222.
  10. "Ethnicity and Constitutional Reforms: A Pakistani Perspective" in Iftekharazzaman (ed.) Ethnicity and Constitutional Reform in South Asia (Colombo: Manohar, 1998), pp.108-129.
  11. “India’s relations with the Central Asian States: Pakistan’s Perspective” in Riazul Islam et.al (eds.), Central Asia History, Politics and Culture (Karachi: Institute of Central and West Asian Studies, 1999), pp. 135-158.
  12. “Conflict Management and the Role of Third Party Mediation” in Talat A. Wizarat (ed.), Conflict Resolution in a new era: lessons for South Asia (Karachi: Department of International Relations, 1999).
  13. “Confidence Building Measures in South Asia: lessons from the Middle East,” in Dipankar Banerjee (ed.), Confidence Building in South Asia (Colombo: Regional Center for Strategic Studies, 1999) pp. 91-100.
  14. “Pakistan’s Democracy and Co-Operative Security Arrangements in South Asia,” in Mukesh Kumar Kayathwal, (ed.), Security and Foreign Policy in South Asia (Jaipur: Pointer Publishers, 1999), pp.104-129.
  15. "West Asia and Palestine Talks" in Dipanker Banerjee (ed.), CBMs In South Asia: Potential And Possibilities (Colombo: Regional Center for Strategic Studies, April 2000), pp.15-26.
  16. “The CTBT Controversy: The Regional Dimension,” in Moonis Ahmar (ed.), The CTBT Controversy: Different Perceptions In South Asia (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, 2000), pp.37-51.
  17. “South Asian Security in 21st Century: Problems And Prospects,” in Moonis Ahmar and Farhan Hanif Siddiqi (eds.), The Challenges of Conflict Resolution And Security In 21st Century: Problems and Prospects (Karachi: Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, 2001), pp. 147-157.
  18. “The concept of a peace process” in Moonis Ahmar (ed.), The Arab-Israeli Peace Process Lessons for India and Pakistan (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2001), pp.19-38.
  19. “Rationalizing the Concept of Confidence-Building Measures,” in Moonis Ahmar (ed.), The Challenge of Confidence-Building in South Asia (New Delhi: Har-Anand Publications, 2001),
    pp.39-52.
  20. “Gains and Costs of Third Party Mediation”, in P. Sahadevan (ed.), Conflict and Peacemaking in South Asia (New Delhi: Lancer, 2001), pp.483-504.
  21. “Nuclear Weapons and Regional Security: A Case Study of South Asia,” in Joachim Krause and Andreas Wenger (eds.), Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century: (Bern: Peter Lang, 2001), pp. 155-175.
  22. “The Sindhi-Mohajir Conflict” in Paul van Tongeren and Hans van de Veen (eds.), Searching for Peace in Central and South Asia (Boulder: Colorado, 2002), 452-464.
  23. “Why Rethink the Paradigms of Conflict Resolution.? In Moonis Ahmar (ed.), Paradigms of Conflict Resolution in South Asia (Dhaka: University Press Limited, 2003), pp. 15-30.
  24. “Terrorism: Challenge or an Opportunity?” in Moonis Ahmar, (ed.), The World After September 11: Challenges and Opportunities (Karachi: Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, 2003).
  25. “The Role of Civil Society in Linking and Promoting Track-I and II Initiatives” in A. K. M. Sabur (ed.), Politics and Security In South Asia Salience Of Religion And Culture (Dhaka: Bangladesh Institute of Strategic and International Studies, 2004), pp. 247-274.
  26. “The Impact of 9/11 on Pakistan,” in Farooq Sobhan, Strengthening Cooperation And Security In South Asia Post 9/11 (Dhaka: Bangladesh Enterprise Institute, 2004), pp. 239-256.
  27. “Peace and Conflict Studies” in Inayatullah, Rubina Saigol, Pervez Tahir (eds.), Social Sciences in Pakistan: A Profile (Islamabad: Council of Social Sciences, Pakistan, 2005), pp. 387-402.
  28. “Afghanistan After 9/11” in Moonis Ahmar (ed.), The Challenge of Rebuilding Afghanistan (Karachi: Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, 2005), pp. 13-30.
  29. “Interrelationship between the Formal and Informal Justice in Pakistan” in Albrecht, Simon, Rezaei, Rohne/Kiza (eds.), Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in Middle Eastern Societies – Between Tradition and Modernity (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2006), pp. 593-606.
  30. “Globalization and the Problems of Human Development in Pakistan” in Naveed Ahmed Tahir (ed.), Globalization: Economic, Social and Political Dimensions: Focus on South Asia (Karachi: Area Study Center for Europe, University of Karachi and Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, June 2007, pp.168-186.
  31. "Conflict Management Mechanisms: Need for an Alternate Approach" in Moonis Ahmar (ed.), Conflict Management Mechanisms and the Challenge of Peace (Karachi: Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, 2008), pp. 1-10.
  32. "Perceptions on Pak-US Relations after 9/11" in Saleem Kidwai in US Policy Towards South Asia (Delhi: Academic Excellence, 2008), pp. 223-237.
  33. "International Relations and Research Methodology," in Moonis Ahmar (ed.), International Relations Today: Theories, Methods And Areas of Research (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, 2009), pp. 141-158.
  34. "Pak- Sri Lankan Relations and the Indian Response," in Sumanasiri Liyanage, P. Sahadevan, Anisha Kinra (eds.), Intra-State Conflicts and Inter-State Relations Perspectives on India-Sri Lanka Relations (Colombo: South Asia Peace Institute, 2009), pp. 233-258.
  35. "Soft Power and Foreign Policy Making Process" in Moonis Ahmar (ed.), Foreign Policy Making Process: A Case Study of Pakistan (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, 2009), pp. 1-20.
  36. "Pakistan and Stability in South Asia" in South Asia Defense and Strategic Year Book (2009) (New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2009), pp. 30-36.
  37. "How Pakistan Viewed the US Election Campaign" in Matthias Maass (ed.), The World Views of the U.S. Presidential Election: 2008 ((New York: Pelgrave, 2009), pp.203-220.
  38. "The concept of Early Warning and its Mechanisms," in Moonis Ahmar (ed.), Early Warning Systems: Potential For Crisis Management and Regional Cooperation (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, 2010), pp. 17-32.
  39. “The Rationale of Conflict Resolution Research,” Moonis Ahmar (ed.), Conflict Resolution Research In South Asia (Karachi: Program On Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, 2010), pp. 1-16.
  40. “The Case of Afghanistan: Punitive Intervention or Neo-Imperialism,” in Naveed Ahmed Tahir (ed.), Humanitarian, Preventive, Punitive and Political Intervention and State Sovereignty: Varying Political, Moral and Legal Standpoints (Karachi: Area Study Center for Europe and Hanns Seidel Foundation, 2010), pp. 115-132.
  41. “State of Human Security In South Asia” in Shaheen Afroze (ed.), Human Security Approach To Counter Extremism In South Asia: Relevance Of Japanese Culture (Dhaka: Academic Press & BIISS, 2010), pp.13-30.
  42. “Regionalism: Myth Or Reality” in Moonis Ahmar (ed.), The Restructuring of SAARC (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, 2010), pp.1-17.
  43. “Reconceptulizing Conflict Transformation”, in Moonis Ahmar (ed.), Conflict Transformation and the Challenge of Peace (Edited) Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, 2011), pp.21-42.

 

  • RESEARCH ARTICLES
  1. "The politics of conflict and cooperation in South Asia" Pakistan Horizon (Karachi) XXXXV:1 (1982), pp. 44-59.
  2. "Politics of Superpower Rivalry in the Indian Ocean" Pakistan Horizon XXXVI:1 (1983), pp. 57-72.
  3. "Afghan Crisis: Efforts for Third Party Mediation" Pakistan Horizon XXXVI:3 (1983), pp.51-64.
  4. "Security Perceptions in Indo-Pakistan Relations" Pakistan Horizon XXXVII:1 (1984), pp.100-119.
  5. "The Politics of Revolution and Counter Revolution in Nicaragua" Pakistan Horizon XXXVII:2 (1984), pp. 100-121.
  6. "The Eritrean Struggle for Emancipation" Pakistan Horizon XXXVII:3 (1984), pp.49-64.
  7. "Pakistan and the Commonwealth" Journal of European Studies (Karachi)1:1 (January 1985), pp.117-145.
  8. "The Politics of French Involvement in Chad" Journal of European Studies 1:2 (July 1985), pp. 119-142.
  9. "US and the South Asian Security" South Asian Studies 2:1 (January 1985), pp. 62-78.
  10. "Crisis in European Security: A Third World Perception" Journal of European Studies (January 1986), pp. 57-83.
  11. "Revival of the Asian Collective Security Scheme by Gorbachev" Journal of European Studies 2:2 (July 1986), pp.72-86.
  12. "Pakistan Foreign Policy - A Quarterly Survey", Pakistan Horizon XXXIX:1986 pp. 3-13.
  13. "Soviet Union and South Asia: Issues and Constraints" 4:2 South Asian Studies (Lahore) (July 1987), pp. 35-64.
  14. "Recent developments on the French Political Scene" 3:1 Journal of European Studies (January 1987), pp.104-120.
  15. "An Overview of Sino-Soviet normalization talks" 3:2 Journal of European Studies (July 1987), pp. 60-79.
  16. "Polish-Pakistan Relations: 1947-1987" 4:1 Journal of European Studies (January 1988), pp. 41-62.
  17. "Greek-Turkish Conflict over the Aegean Sea" Nos 2 & 1 Journal of European Studies (July 1988 & January 1989), pp.49-76.
  18. "Convergence and Divergence in the US- West European Security System: A view from the Third World" Journal of European Studies 5:2 (July 1989),pp.36-59.
  19. "Sino-Soviet détente and its impact on Asian Security" Central Asia (Peshawar) Vol. 26 (Summer 1990),pp. 73-90.
  20. "Helsinki model for South Asian Security: problems and prospects" Pakistan Horizon XLII:3 (October 1989), pp.81-97.
  21. "European and the South Asian Security: A theoretical framework" Journal of European Studies 6:1 (January 1990).
  22. "Helsinki accords and changes in Eastern Europe" Pakistan Horizon LXIII:I (January 1990), pp. 45-63.
  23. "The Polish road to reforms" Journal of European Studies 6:2 (July 1990), pp. 73-90.
  24. "European Union and the SAARC: problems and prospects" Journal of European Studies 7:1 (January 1991), pp. 48-56.
  25. "Implications of Perestroika for the Soviet Asian Republics" Central Asia 29 (Winter,1991), pp. 29-42.
  26. "From Cold War to Condominium?" Pakistan Horizon 44:2 (April 1991) pp. 39-54.
  27. "EEC and South Africa" Journal of European Studies 8:1 (January 1992), pp.38-60.
  28. "India's role in the New Central Asia" Pakistan Horizon 45:3 (July 1992), pp.57-70.
  29. "Avoiding war between India and Pakistan: a model of conflict resolution and confidence building in post-cold war era" in Strategic Studies (Islamabad) XVI:1&2 Autumn & Winter 1993, pp. 5-26.
  30. "Conflict Resolution and Confidence-Building in Central Asia" Strategic Studies (Islamabad) Spring 1994,pp.58-94.
  31. ”The applicability of the Helsinki model for the task of confidence-building and conflict resolution in the Indo- Pakistan sub-continent" Contemporary South Asia (Oxford) (1994) 3 (3), pp. 237-256.
  32. "Confidence-Building Measures between India and Pakistan" Peace Initiatives (Mumbai) 1:1 (July-August 1995), pp.29-41.
  33. "The ethnic factor in Contemporary Central Asia: Pakistan's Perspective" Eurasian Studies (Ankara) Vol.4. Winter 1995/96, pp.12-21.
  34. "Indo-Pak Conflict Resolution: Lessons from the Arab-Israeli Peace Process" BIISS Journal (Dhaka) Vol.17. No.2 (April1996), pp.208-237.
  35. "National Security and the Global Politics" National Development and Security (Rawalpindi) Vol. IV, No.3 (February 1996), pp.41-52.
  36. "Pakistan and Israel - Distant Adversaries or neighbors? Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Villanova) Vol. 20, No. 1 (Fall 1996), pp. 20-45.
  37. "Pakistan and the Power Struggle in Afghanistan" Eurasian Studies, (Ankara) 3 (Fall 1996), pp. 30-44.
  38. "Ethnicity and State Power in Pakistan: The Karachi Crisis," Asian Survey, (Berkeley) Vol. XXXVI, No. 10, October 1996, pp. 1031-1046.
  39. “Decision-Making in Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Making Process National Development And Security. ((Rawalpindi), Vol. V. No.2, November 1996, pp. 91-131.
  40. "In Search of security after the end of the cold war: Pakistan's Security Concerns" in World Affairs (New Delhi) Vol.1. No.4, October-December 1997, pp. 68-76.
  41. "The emergence of three Asias" in World Affairs (New Delhi) Vol.2. No. 2, April-June 1998, pp. 122-139.
  42. “Islam in America: Image and Reality” in Pakistan Journal of American Studies (1998) (Islamabad) Vol.16, No.2 (Fall 1998), pp.7-26.
  43. “Nuclear South Asia: Impact on Conventional and Nuclear Arms Race Margalla Papers (1998) Islamabad, National Defense College, pp. 55-70.
  44. "The Rationale of Confidence-Building Measures in the post-Kargil Scenario," Pakistan Perspectives (Karachi) Vol. 4, No. 1, January-June, 1999, pp. 61-78.
  45. "The Role and Relevance of CBMs in the new security paradigm of South Asia," NDC Journal, (Islamabad), 1999, pp.1-14.
  46. "Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia: The Role and Policy of G-8 and China," National Development and Security (Rawalpindi) Vol. VII, No.2, November 1999, pp. 83-98.
  47. “Management of water resources in Central Asia: Lessons for the South Asian Countries,” Eurasian Studies (Ankara) 15 (Summer 1999), pp. 97-120.
  48. “Rethinking the Concept of Peace Process,” BIISS Journal (Dhaka) Vol. 20, No. 4, 1999, pp. 437-464.
  49. “Where is Pakistan Heading? Implications of the Coup d’ East,” World Affairs (New Delhi), Vol.4. No. 1, January-March 2000, pp. 62-82.
  50. “Communication Linkage between Central and South Asia: A Case Study of Karakorum Highway,” Eurasian Studies (Ankara) (Summer 2001), pp. 185-201.
  51. “Domestic and External Dimensions of Terrorism and Regional Security in South Asia” Margalla Papers, (2001) Islamabad, National Defense College, pp. 46-57.
  52. “Pakistan’s Role In Revitalizing SAARC: Problems and Prospects,” Bangladesh Journal Of National And Foreign Affairs, (Dhaka) Vol. 3. No. 2, Autumn, 2002, pp. 1-15.
  53. “Challenges for Muslims After 9/11: Perceptions of Muslim World,” Margalla Papers, 2002, (Islamabad), pp. 1-18.
  54. “The Challenge of Cooperation in Pakistan-Bangladesh Relations” Regional Studies (Islamabad) Vol. XXI, No. 1, Winter 2002-03, pp. 61-87.
  55. “9/11 and the Changing Paradigm of Conflict Resolution” IPRI Journal (Islamabad), Vol. 111, No. 1, Winter 2003, pp.1-20.
  56. “Paths to Peace Process” Journal of Peace Studies (New Delhi), Vol. II. No. 1, January-March 2004, pp. 3-13.
  57. “Pakistan, India, China Triangle” Margalla Papers, 2004 (Islamabad) pp. 36-46.
  58. “The EU and the Recent Confidence-Building Measures in the Indo-Pakistan Sub-Continent” Journal of European Studies (Karachi) Vols. 20&21, July 2004&January 2005, Nos. 2&1, pp. 37-49.
  59. “Pakistan-Japan Relations: Security, Economic and Political Dimensions” BIISS Journal (Dhaka) Vol. 2, 2006, pp. 187-202.
  60. “South Asian Response to the War on Terror” Journal of Political Studies (Lahore) Vol. XI, Summer 2007, pp. 1-10
  61. “Pakistan: The Challenge of Ethnic Nationalism and the State Response” Nepali Journal of Contemporary Studies, (Katmandu) Vol. VII, No. 2, September 2007, pp. 1-17.
  62. “Kashmir and the Process of Conflict Resolution,” Pakistan Perspectives (Karachi, Vo.. 11,No. 2, July-December 2006.
  63. “South Asian Response to the War on Terror” Journal of Political Studies (Lahore) Vol. XI, Summer 2007, pp. 1-10
  64. “Pakistan: The Challenge of Ethnic Nationalism and the State Response” Nepali Journal of Contemporary Studies, (Katmandu) Vol. VII, No. 2, September 2007, pp. 1-17.
  65. "Contemporary Sino-Russian Relations and their Strategic and Economic Significance," Journal of European Studies, (Karachi), Vol. 23&24, Nos. 2&1, July 2007 & January 2008, pp. 210-223.
  66. "Sectarian Conflicts in Pakistan," Pakistan Vision (Lahore) Pakistan Study Center, University of the Punjab, Vol. 9, No. 1, June 2008, pp.1-19.
  67. "Where is Indo-Pak Peace Process Heading?" South Asian Affairs (Andhra University Visakhapatnam) Vol. 1, No. 1, January-June 2008, pp. 35-50.
  68. "Paradigm Shift in Pakistan's Foreign Policy?" Orient German Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East (Berlin) 1: 2009, pp.29-38.
  69. "The Redefining of NATO's Post-Cold War Role: The Concept of Out of Area Operations," Journal of European Studies, Vol. 24&25, Nos. 2&1, July 2008 & January 2009.
  70. "Sectarian Conflict in Pakistan: Some Lessons from the Irish Experience," IPRI Journal (Islamabad) Vol. X, No. 1, Winter 2010, pp. 50-76.
  71. “Constitution and Contemporary Politics of Pakistan,” Nepali Journal of Contemporary Studies (Kathmandu) Vol. XX, No. 2, October 2010, pp. 1-16.
  72. “South Asia after Osama bin Laden,” South Asian Journal (Lahore) July-September 2011, pp. 121-131.
  73. “The Challenge of Extremism in Pakistan: Are there lessons to be learnt from Singapore?” IPRI Journal (Islamabad) Vol. XI, No. 2, Summer 2011, pp. 44-63.
  74. “The Impact of the War Against Terror in Pakistan” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Villanova), Vo. XXXV, No. 1, Fall 2011, 63-79.
  75. “The Challenges of Counter-Terrorism in Pakistan” BIISS Journal (Dhaka) Vol. 32, No. 1, January 2011, pp. 75-88.

 

  • OTHERS
    PROFILE
    Pakistan-Italian Relations. Karachi: Area Study Center for Europe,1989.pp.52.

MONOGRAPHS

  1. Confidence-Building Measures in South Asia Geneva: Program for Strategic and International Security Studies, The Graduate Institute of International Studies, 1991. pp.45.
  2. Indo-Pakistan Normalization Process: The Role of CBMs in the post-Cold War Era. Published as an Occasional Paper by Program In Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, (ACDIS) University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, U.S.A. November 1993, pp.1-19.
  3. The Road To Peace In South Asia: Lessons For India And Pakistan From The Arab-Israeli Peace Published as an Occasional Paper by the Program In Arms Control, Disarmament & International Security, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A., August 1996, pp.62.
  4. Pakistan and Bangladesh: From Conflict To Cooperation Published as BIISS Papers, 19 by the Bangladesh Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Dhaka, March 2003, pp. 59. Also published by the Pakistan Study Center, University of Karachi.

 

PROJECTS COMPLETED

  1. Project Director of a project funded by the Ford Foundation “Peace by process: lessons for India and Pakistan from the Middle East.”
  2. Report of the Project entitled, The Road to Peace In South Asia: Relevance and Irrelevance of the Middle East Experience (Karachi: Department of International Relations, June 1999).
  3. Chronology of Conflict and Cooperation in the Middle East and South Asia 1990-1999 (Karachi: Department of International Relations, February 2000) pp. 96.
  4. Book, The Arab-Israeli Peace Process Lessons for India and Pakistan (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2001).
  5. Project Director of a project funded by the United States Institute of Peace “The Role and Relevance of Confidence-Building Measures in post-Nuclear South Asia.”
  6. Book Moonis Ahmar and Farhan H. Siddiqi, (eds.), The Challenges of Conflict Resolution and Security in 21st Century: Problems and Prospects (Karachi: Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, 2001).
  7. Chronology of Conflict and Cooperation in South Asia, 1947-2002 (Karachi:
    Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, 2001).
  8. Book, Moonis Ahmar (ed.), Paradigms of Conflict Resolution in South Asia (Dhaka: University Press Limited, 2003).
  9. War avoidance between India and Pakistan. Funded by the Research Facility Center, Faculty of Arts, University of Karachi and completed in 1993.
  10. Conflict resolution and confidence building between India and Pakistan: a study of perceptions. Funded by the Research Facility Center, Faculty of Arts, University of Karachi and completed in 1997.
  11. Communication linkage between Pakistan and Central Asia: A study of KKH. Funded by the Research Facility Center, University of Karachi, 2002.
  12. A Comparative Study of Pakistan and Bangladesh: Economic, Political and Cultural Dynamics. Duration of Project. January-October 2002. Funded by the Asia Scholarship Foundation, Bangkok from January-October 2002.
  13. Monograph entitled, “Pakistan and Bangladesh: From Conflict to Cooperation” published by the Bangladesh Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Dhaka (2003) and Pakistan Study Center, University of Karachi (2004).
  14. Project on Database on terrorist and violent conflicts in South Asia sponsored by Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Website: www.ribt.org
  15. Project on, A Study of the Afghan Conflicts: 1988-2006 funded by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad. www.afghan-project.org

 

Articles published in newspapers and magazines
Published articles on themes related to Conflict Resolution and Confidence-Building measures in following newspapers and magazines:-

  1. Defense Journal
  2. Daily Dawn (Karachi)
  3. Globe (Karachi)
  4. India Abroad (New York)
  5. Pakistan and Gulf Economist (Karachi)
  6. Probe (Weekly) Dhaka
  7. South Asia (Karachi)
  8. The Daily Star (Dhaka)
  9. The Hindustan Times (New Delhi)
  10. The Independent (Dhaka)
  11. The Holiday (Dhaka)
  12. Times of India (New Delhi)
  13. Third World International (Karachi)
  14. The Muslim (Islamabad)
  15. The Nation (Lahore)
  16. The New Nation (Dhaka)
  17. The News International (Karachi)

 

SEMINARS ATTENDED/LECTURES DELIVERED

Attended Seminars and delivered Lectures in Austria, Bangladesh, India, Egypt, Germany, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Pakistan, Peoples Republic of China and the United States.


INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS/CONFERENCES

  1. Represented Pakistan in a Sub-Asian Regional Symposium on "Peace, development, Disarmament and International Security". The United Schools International organized the seminar with the assistance of UNESCO in New Delhi from December 23-28, 1985.
  2. Represented Pakistan in an International Seminar on "American Politics and Foreign Policy Making Process" held in Salzburg, Austria from July 31 to August 12, 1988.
  3. Represented Pakistan in a Sub-Asian Regional Seminar on "Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy" organized by the United Schools International with the collaboration of IAEA in New Delhi from
    February 20-23, 1989.
  4. Participated in an International Seminar on “International Security” organized by the Program in Strategic and International Security Studies, The Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland from July 16-21, 1990.
  5. Presented a paper entitled, "European Union and the SAARC: Pakistan's Perspective" in an International Seminar organized by the Center for West European Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, on September 16, 1990.
  6. Participated in a workshop on "Approaches and methods in conflict resolution" at the Wayne State University, Detroit, United States on October 3, 1991.
  7. Participated in a seminar on "Regional Security" organized by Program In Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States on October 6, 1991.
  8. Participated in a seminar on "dispute resolution" organized by the Center for South Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, United States on October 14, 1991.
  9. Participated in a seminar on "Regional Conflicts in South Asia and U.S Foreign Policy" at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York, United States on October 21, 1991.
  10. Read a paper entitled, "Security and Disarmament in the Asia/Pacific Region: The South Asian Perspective" on March 24, 1992". The conference was organized by the UN Institute for Disarmament Research" in Beijing, Peoples Republic China.
  11. Participated in an International Conference on "Asian Regional Cooperation" organized by Foundation For Research On National Development And Security in Rawalpindi from November 24-28, 1992.
  12. Read a Paper on "India's role in the New Central Asia" in an International Conference organized by the Institute of Central and West Asian Studies at Karachi in November 1993.
  13. Read a paper in an International Seminar on "Conflict management and confidence building: the relevance of cooperation in non-military areas between India and Pakistan". The Bangladesh Institute of Strategic and International Studies (BIISS) in Dhaka organized the conference from February 06-08, 1994.
  14. Read a paper on "Conflict Resolution and Confidence-Building in Central Asia" organized by the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, on March 20, 1994.
  15. Read a paper in an International Conference on "Indian Ocean: Security and Stability in the post-cold war era" organized by the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad from April 18-20, 1994.
  16. Participated in an international workshop on "security, technology and arms control" organized by the Center for Defense Studies, Kings College, London in Nathiagali, Pakistan from May 10-19, 1994.
  17. Participated in an international conference on "Security and Conflict Resolution in South Asia" organized by Mershan Center, Ohio State University at Salzburg from June 28-30, 1994.
  18. Participated in a workshop organized by the Mershan Center, The Ohio State University, at Columbus on "Conflict Resolution in South Asia" from June 09-13, 1995.
  19. Participated in an annual South Asian Conference sponsored by the South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison from October 20-23, 1995.
  20. Participated in a conference on, "50th anniversary of India and Pakistan" at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Washington DC on June 3-4, 1997.
  21. Participated in a conference on, "Nuclear Proliferation: tools of trade" at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on June 10-11, 1997.
  22. Read a paper entitled, “Pakistan and the Afghan power struggle” in a conference on, “Afghanistan” organized by the Center for Asian Studies, University of Cairo, Giza, Egypt, in December, 1997.
  23. Read a paper entitled, “Conflict over water resources in Central Asia” at a conference organized by the Department of International Relations in collaboration of Hanns Seidel Foundation in Karachi on June 3, 1998.
  24. Read a paper on “the concept of peace process” at an International Workshop organized under the Ford Foundation/International Relations Department research project lessons for India and Pakistan from the Arab-Israeli peace process in Karachi on September 2, 1998.
  25. Presented a paper on, “the concept of Peace Process” at an International Workshop organized by Center for Asian Studies, University of Cairo, Giza in Portsaid on February 11-13, 1999. The Workshop was held under the Ford Foundation/International Relations Department Research Project “Lessons for India and Pakistan from the Arab-Israeli Peace Process”
  26. Participated in a conference on, “The Challenge of Cooperation in South Asia” organized by the Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana and the Fourth Freedom Forum, Goshen in Kathmandu, Nepal in December 1998.
  27. Presented a paper on, “Confidence Building Measures in South Asia: Lessons from the Middle East” at a conference organized by the Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Colombo in June 1999.
  28. Presented a paper on, “CBMs and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process,” in a workshop entitled, “Media and CBMs,” organized by the Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Colombo in January 2000.
  29. Presented a paper on, “Pedagogy of armed conflict: Pakistan’s Perspective,” in a workshop entitled, “Peace and Conflict Studies,” organized by the South Asian Studies Division, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame Indiana in March 2000.
  30. Presented a paper on, “Nuclear Weapons and Regional Security” at an international seminar organized by German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin and Center for Security Studies, Zurich in Lausanne, Switzerland on October 14, 2000.
  31. Presented a paper on, “Comprehensive Security For South Asia” at an international seminar organized by the Delhi Policy Group, in New Delhi, India on January 23, 2001.
  32. Presented a paper on, “The Sindhi-Mohajir Conflicts” at a seminar organized by the European Center for Conflict Prevention, Utretch, The Netherlands in Colombo, Sri Lanka in May 2001.
  33. Presented a paper on, “Sources of Inter and Intra-State Conflicts in South Asia,” at a symposium organized by Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP) New Delhi, India on October 3, 2001.
  34. “Developing Cooperative Security Framework for the Region”, paper presented at a three-day seminar on, Post 9/11 Developments: Implications for South Asia organized by the Regional Center for Strategic Studies in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Foundation at Nagarcot, Nepal on June 17-19, 2002.
  35. “Linking and Promoting Track-II Diplomacy in South Asia,” paper presented at a three-day international seminar organized by the Bangladesh Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Dhaka on October 8, 2002.
  36. “Democracy assessment and indicators for Pakistan,” paper presented at a two-day international conference on organized by the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Dhaka University in collaboration with International Development Electoral Assistance (IDEA) on November 19, 2002.
  37. Discussant in a session on, “Developing a Cooperative Security Framework for South Asia” at an international conference on, “Terrorism in South Asia: Impact on Development and Democratic Process” organized by the Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Colombo in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Foundation, New Delhi in Katmandu on November 25, 2002.
  38. Gave a presentation on “Database on Terrorism” at a seminar organized by the Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Colombo on July 4, 2003.
  39. Gave a presentation on, “Bangladesh-Pakistan Relations: From Conflict to Cooperation” at the annual conference of Asian Scholarship Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand, held on September 02, 2003.
  40. Presented a paper on, “Pakistan after September 11” at a regional conference organized by the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) Dhaka, Bangladesh in September 2003.
  41. Presented a paper on, “Country Report on Pakistan’s Justice system in resolving conflicts” at a conference organized in Istanbul, Turkey by Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany on December 6, 2003.
  42. Presented a paper on, “The Dynamics of Sectarian Conflict in Pakistan” at the International Summer Academy on Conflict Management held at Bad Stafeslstein, Germany and organized by the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in September 2004.
  43. Presented a paper on, “Regional Stability and Cooperation: The role of Bangladesh and Pakistan,” organized by Probe Magazine in Dhaka on April 18, 2007.
  44. Participated in an International Conferences held at Williamsberg, Virginia on “The Future of Democracy” on September 16-19. The Conference was organized by the World Forum on the Future of Democracy and was participated by 100 delegates from 16 emerging democracies.
  45. Participated in a Regional Workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka on October 9-10, 2008 on, "Indo-Lanka Relations In the Context of Sri Lanka's Ethno-Political Conflict & India's New Policy Framework," organized by South Asia Peace Institute.
  46. Participated in a Regional Curricula Development Workshop on Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution in Kathmandu Nepal on November 30 to December 04, 2008 and organized by the UN University of Peace Costa Rica in collaboration with Tribhuvan University,
    Kathmandu, Nepal.
  47. Participated in an International Workshop on "Civil Society Perspectives on Conflict and Peace in South and Southeast Asia" in Bangkok, Thailand on February 23-25, 2009 and organized by the Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Colombo, Research Center for Peace Building, Mahidol University and Berghof Foundation for Peace Support, Berlin.
  48. Presented a paper entitled, "State of Human Security in South Asia in an International Seminar on "Human Security Approach to Counter Extremism in South Asia: Relevance of Japanese Experience" organized by the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Dhaka on November 24, 2009.
  49. Participated in a regional conference on “Countering Terrorism: Building a Common Approach in SAARC,” in Dhaka on April 12-13, 2010 organized by the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi in collaboration with the Bangladesh Institute of Strategic and International Studies.
  50. Participated in the 9th Shangri-La Dialogue (Asian Security Summit) held in Singapore on June 04-06, 2010 and organized by the International Institute of Strategic Studies, London.

 

TALKS AND PAPER PRESENTATIONS (INTERNATIONAL)

  1. Delivered a lecture at a seminar "Indo-Pakistan Relations" on February 26, 1989. The lecture was organized by the Indian Council of World Affairs" New Delhi., India.
  2. Delivered a talk on "Helsinki model for the South Asian Security" at the South Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on September 19, 1990.
  3. Delivered a talk on "Conflict Resolution and Confidence-Building in Central Asia: The Role of ECO" sponsored by the Program in South and West Asian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States on March 30, 1993.
  4. Delivered a talk at a symposium on "Security Environment in South Asia" organized by Program in South and West Asian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States on April 8, 1993.
  5. Delivered a talk on "Conflict Resolution in Central Asia and the Role of Confidence-Building Measures" organized by the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California at San Diego, United States on May 4, 1993.
  6. Delivered at talk on "Conflict Resolution and Confidence-Building between India and Pakistan" organized Professor John Harvey of Center for Strategic Affairs, Stanford University, United States on May 09, 1993.
  7. Delivered at Talk on " Indo-Pakistan normalization process and the role of CBMs" organized by Professor Damodar SarDesai, Department of History, University of California at Los Angeles, United States on May 12,1993.
  8. Gave a public lecture at the Bandranaiki Memorial Center for International Studies (BMCIS) Colombo on "Confidence- Building and Conflict Resolution in South Asia" on January 29, 1994.
  9. Delivered a talk on "Kashmir: a just solution" organized by the Program In Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security and the Program on South and West Asian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on April 5, 1995.
  10. Delivered at talk on "The future of South Asia" at a seminar organized by the Program In Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on May 03, 1995.
  11. Gave a talk on "Should the U.S. initiate a peace process in South Asia" at a seminar organized by the Program In Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in October 1995.
  12. Gave a talk on "A second Jewish-Muslim Reconciliation? Pakistan-Israel Relations" at the Program In Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on February 9, 1996.
  13. Gave a presentation on "the role of ethnicity and religion in Central Asia" at a workshop on "The Three Asias" organized by the Program In South And West Asian Studies with the elaboration of Program In Arms Control Disarmament And International Security, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on April 28, 1996.
  14. Gave a presentation on, "the road to peace in South Asia: lessons for India and Pakistan from the Arab-Israeli peace process" in a workshop on the Middle East/South Asia peace processes held at the Program In Arms Control, Disarmament And International Security, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on April 29, 1996.
  15. Presented a paper on, August 1, 1997on “Vision for the peace process" organized by the Program In Arms Control, Disarmament & International Security, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States.
  16. Gave a presentation on, “Lessons for India and Pakistan from the Arab-Israeli peace process” at the Center for Asian Studies, University of Cairo, Giza, Egypt in December, 1997.
  17. Gave a presentation on, “Strategic connections between Middle East and South Asia” at Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC on October 4, 1999.
  18. “Lessons for India and Pakistan from Middle East Peace Process” at the Middle East Institute, Washington DC on October 7, 1999.
  19. “Coup in Pakistan: a step backward or forward” at the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana on October 28, 1999.
  20. “Implications of Coup in Pakistan” at the Program In Arms Control, Disarmament & International Security, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on November 19, 1999.
  21. “Rethinking the concept of Peace Process” at the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana on November 23, 1999.
  22. “The Kargil Crisis: Pakistan’s Perspective,” at the South Asian Studies Division, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on March 14, 2000.
  23. Gave a talk on, “Bangladesh and Pakistan: Moving beyond rhetoric and emotions” at the Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka on March 7, 2002.
  24. Gave a talk on, “South Asia after September 11” at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Shah Jalal University, Sylhet on April 22, 2002.
  25. Gave a talk on, “Bangladesh and Pakistan: Conflict and Cooperation” at the Department of Political Science, Jahangir Nagar University, Savor on May 06, 2002.
  26. Gave a talk on, “Bangladesh and Pakistan: Conflict and Cooperation” at the Department of Political Science, Rajshahi University on August, 18, 2002.
  27. Presented a paper at a seminar on, “Bangladesh and Pakistan: Conflict or Cooperation” organized by the Research Society of Bangladesh, Chittagong on August 30, 2002.
  28. Gave a talk on, “The Future of Bangladesh-Pakistan Relations” at the Department of Political Science, Chittagong University on September 2, 2002.
  29. Gave a presentation on, “Pakistan as a bridge state” at the Asia Research Center, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK on March 9, 2004.
  30. Gave a presentation on, “An opportunity for peace in Kashmir?” at Department of International Relations, University Kent at Canterbury, UK, on March 15, 2004.
  31. Gave a presentation on, “Pakistan’s internal security concerns” at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, London, UK on April 23, 2004.
  32. Discussant at an International Conference on “Japan-South Asia Relations” organized by the Japan Study Center, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh on July 31, 2006.
  33. Gave a talk on, “Challenge of Ethnic nationalism and the State Response” in a workshop organized by the Nepal Center for Contemporary Studies, Kathmandu on January 26, 2007.
  34. Gave a talk at the Stimson Center, Washington DC on, “The Future of Pakistan” on September 20, 2007.
  35. Participated in a one-day conference, “U.S-Pak Strategic Partnership: A Track II Dialogue for Long-Term Security Cooperation and Stability” organized by the Center for Contemporary Conflict, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and Spearhead Research Institute with support from the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration and the U.S. Defence Threat Reduction Agency. Conference was held in University of California, Washington D.C. Center on
    September 21, 2007.
  36. Gave a talk on, “What went wrong in Pak-Afghan Relations” at the South Asian Institute, Heidelburg University, Germany on July 4, 2008.
  37. Gave a presentation on, “Pakistan’s strategic role in Asia: A key player in war against terrorism”? at the Summer Academy of German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin on July 17, 2008.
  38. Gave a talk on, “Pakistan’s internal and external security dynamics” at the Asia Section, German Institute of Strategic and Security Affairs, Berlin on July 17, 2008.
  39. Gave a talk on, "Constitution and Contemporary Pakistan" in a ten-day workshop organized by the Nepal Center for Contemporary Affairs at Dulhekhel, Nepal on January 29, 2010.
  40. Gave a talk on “Transformation of Terrorism Threat in Pakistan” at International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Rajaratram School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on January 14, 2011.
  41. Gave a talk on “The Challenge of Counter Terrorism in Pakistan” at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore on January 27, 2011.
  42. Gave a talk at Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) Berlin, on, “Challenging the Secular State in Pakistan: The New Mobility of Radical Networks and the Transformation of Terrorist Threat” on June 30, 2011.

 

TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED IN PAKISTAN

  1. Delivered a talk in a seminar organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi on "Superpower Rivalry in the Indian Ocean" on July 30, 1986.
  2. Delivered a talk on "Foreign Policy of Pakistan: options and challenges" at a seminar organized by the Rotary International, Karachi in October 1988.
  3. Read a paper on "Sino-Soviet détente and its impact on Asian Security" at the Area Study Center for Central Asia" University of Peshawar on December 14, 1989.
  4. Read a paper on "Implications of Perestroika on the Soviet Central Asian Republics" at the Area Study Center for Central Asia, University of Peshawar on February 8, 1991.
  5. Delivered a lecture on "Europe- Future Unification" in April 1991 at the Pakistan Naval Staff College, Karachi in April 1991.
  6. Delivered at lecture on "European Union 1992: a model for the SAARC" in the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi on June 17, 1991.
  7. Delivered a lecture on "Break-up of USSR and emergence of Central Asian States" at the JCO Academy, PAF Base, Karachi in September 1992.
  8. Delivered at talk on "Ethnic conflicts in South Asia" at the Pakistan Navy Staff, College, Karachi on April 04, 1994.
  9. Read a paper on "Non-military CBMs in South Asia: Pakistan's Perspective" in a national seminar entitled Pakistan's security concerns" organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi on April 24, 1994.
  10. Read a paper on "United States and Central Asia: Distant Neighbors" in a conference organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi with the collaboration of Hanns Seidel Foundation in Karachi on October 30-31, 1994.
  11. Presented a paper on August 21, 1996 on "Decision-Making process in Pakistan's Foreign Policy" in a one-day seminar in Karachi organized by Foundation For Research On International Environment, National Development & Security.
  12. Presented a paper on October 20, 1996 on "The politics of ethnicity and nationalism in Europe and South Asia: lessons from the European experience" organized by the Area Study Center for Europe, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Germany.
  13. Presented a paper on December 2,1996 on, "Conflict management and the role of third party mediation" organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Germany.
  14. Gave a presentation on, "Global Power Structure" at the Air War College, Karachi in March 1997.
  15. Gave a presentation on, "ASEAN and the Far East" at the Command and Staff College, Quetta in May 1997.
  16. Gave a presentation on “SAARC and the Indian Ocean” at the Command and Staff College, Quetta in June 1998.
  17. Gave a presentation on, “Islam in America: image and reality” at a conference organized by the American Studies Center, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad on October 10, 1998.
  18. Gave a presentation on, “The response of G-8 and China on the nuclear proliferation in South Asia” at a seminar organized by FRIENDS in July, 1999.
  19. Gave a presentation on, “Pakistan’s Foreign Policy,” at the Air War College, Karachi on March 8, 2000.
  20. Presented a paper on, "Third Party Mediation as a lesson for South Asia from the Arab-Israeli Peace Process," in Ford Foundation/International Relations Department, University of Karachi Workshop on April 08, 2000.
  21. Presented a paper on, "The CTBT Controversy: The Regional Dimension," in a seminar organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi on April 29, 2000.
  22. Gave a presentation on, “Internal Stability and National Security” at the Air War College, Karachi on August 31, 2000.
  23. Gave a presentation on, “The growing strategic partnership between USA-India, Russia – India and its impact on Pakistan” at the Air War College, Karachi on November 03, 2000.
  24. Gave a presentation on, “The predicament of conflict resolution in South Asia: major conceptual dimensions” in a workshop on, The challenge of Conflict Resolution in 21st Century: Problems and Prospects” held at International Relations Department, University of Karachi on November 11, 2000.
  25. Gave a presentation in an international workshop on, “The Rationale of Confidence-Building Measures” organized under the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi on February 23, 2001.
  26. Gave a presentation in a workshop on, “Why rethinking the paradigms of conflict resolution” on December 22, 2001 held under the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi.
  27. Presented a paper on, “Civil Society of Bangladesh and the challenge of Peace: Lessons for South Asia” at the fifth Sustainable Development Policy Institute Conference held in Islamabad on November 01, 2002.
  28. Gave a presentation on “Pakistan Domestic Challenges” at the National Defense College, Islamabad in December 2002.
  29. Gave a presentation at a two-day international conference, “A New Peace And A New War” organized by the International Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution, held in Islamabad in May 2004.
  30. Gave a talk at the Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore on, “Options for the Resolving the Kashmir Dispute” on January 05, 2005.
  31. Gave a talk at the Command and Staff College, Quetta, “Research Methodology” on February 24, 2005.
  32. Presented a paper on, “The implications of EU’s enlargement” at a seminar organized by the Area Study Center for Europe, University of Karachi on March 01, 2005.
  33. Presented a paper on, “Afghanistan after 9/11” at an International Workshop on, “The Challenge of Rebuilding Afghanistan” held under the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi on March 2, 2005.
  34. Presented a paper on “Theory and Practice of Work Ethics: A Case Study of Pakistan” at a two day national conference on Ethics, Values and Social Transformation: perspectives from Pakistan” by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Islamabad and Department of International Relations, University of Karachi on September 23, 2005.
  35. Presented a paper, “Globalization and the problems of human development in Pakistan” at an International workshop organized by the Area Study Center for Europe in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Karachi on, November 29, 2006.
  36. Gave a talk at Pakistan Naval Academy, Karachi on August 24, 2007 on, “Quaid’s Vision of Pakistan.”
  37. Presented a paper on, “Conflict Management Mechanisms: Need for An Alternate Approach” in a two-day workshop on Conflict Management Mechanisms and the Challenge of Peace, organized by the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi and the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad on November 26, 2007.
  38. Presented a paper on “Contemporary Sino-Russian Relations and their Strategic and Economic Significance” in one-day seminar on, Sino-Indian-Russia Triangle and its Impact on South Asian Politics held at the Area Study Center for Europe, University of Karachi on December 15, 2007.
  39. Gave a talk on, “EU-Asia Relations: Problems and Prospects” at the Area Study Center for Europe, University of Karachi on February 6, 2008.
  40. Gave a talk on “Work Ethics and the Rule of Law” in a seminar on, “Good Governance and the Rule of Law” organized by the Transparency International in Karachi on February 7, 2008.
  41. Presented a paper on, "International Relations and Research Methodology" at the First International Relations Conference held at the Arts Auditorium, University of Karachi and sponsored by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad on March 26-27, 2008.
  42. Presented a paper on, "Soft Power and Foreign Policy Making Process" in a two-day workshop on Foreign Policy Making Process held at the Goethe Institut on April 28-29, 2008 in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad.
  43. Presented a paper on, "The Concept of Early Warning Mechanisms" in a two-day international workshop on, "Early Warning Systems: Potential for Crisis Management and Regional Cooperation" organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation on March 17-18, 2009.
  44. Presented a paper on, "Teaching and Research Methods in IR Discipline" in a three-day International Conference organized by the Department of International Relations, Quaid-e-Azam
    University, Islamabad in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation on April 06-08, 2009.
  45. Presented a paper in a one-day seminar on, "The redefining of NATO's role after the Cold War: The Concept of Out of Area Operations," presented at the Area Study Center for Europe, University of Karachi on June 24, 2009.
  46. Gave a talk on "Asymmetric Challenges to Pakistan's Internal Security," at the PAF Air War College, Karachi on August 21, 2009.
  47. Presented a paper on, "The Rationale of Conflict Resolution Research" in a two-day regional workshop on conflict resolution research held at the University of Karachi on November 10-11, 2009 and organized by the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad.
  48. Presented a paper on, "The Case of Afghanistan: Punitive Intervention or Neo-Imperialism?" in an International Conference organized by the Area Study Center for Europe, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad on December 9, 2009.
  49. Gave a talk on, “The Global and Regional Impact of Emerging Sino-Russian Partnership,” held at the Area Study Center for Europe on March 16, 2010.
  50. Presented a paper on, “Regionalism: Myth or Reality” in a two-day regional workshop on Restructuring of SAARC organized by the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad on March 30, 2010.
  51. Presented a paper on “Reconceptualizing Conflict Transformation” in a two-day International Workshop on Conflict Transformation and the Challenge of Peace organized by the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad.

 

HONORS

  1. Obtained merit scholarship in all four semesters while studying in M.Sc. International Relations, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, 1979-1981.
  2. Obtained fellowships to attend International Seminars in Salzburg, Austria and Geneva, Switzerland. Executive position in "History Society", Government National College, Karachi in 1974-75. Member of several National and International Organizations.
  3. Obtained Asia Fellowship from Asia Scholarship Foundation, Thailand for nine months in 2002 to conduct research on, "Bangladesh-Pakistan Relations: Political, Economic and Cultural Dynamics."
  4. Given the “Best Teacher’s Award” by the Federal Education Ministry, Government of Pakistan, Pakistan National Commission on Human Development, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad and USESCO on the occasion of International Teacher’s Day on October 5, 2006.
  5. Given the “Best Teacher Award” of the Year 2004 by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad on January 26, 2008.

 

SUPERVISION OF Ph.D. STUDENTS

Supervised two Ph.D. students. Currently, four students are doing M.Phil research under my guidance.

 

LEADERSHIP QUALITIES

  1. Organized an International Conference on "Contemporary Central Asia" with the collaboration of Department of International Relations, University of Karachi and Hanns Seidel Foundation in Karachi on October 30-31, 1994.
  2. Organized an International Workshop on "Internal and External Dynamics of South Asian Security" with the collaboration of Department of International Relations, University of Karachi and Frederick Ebert Stiffing on December 8, 1996.
  3. Organized an International Workshop under the auspices of Ford Foundation, International Relations Department Research Project entitled, “peace by process: lessons for India and Pakistan from the Middle East” in Karachi on February 28, 1998.
  4. Organized an International Workshop under the auspices of Ford Foundation, International Relations Department Research Project entitled, “peace by process: lessons for India and Pakistan from the Middle East” in Karachi on September 2-3, 1998.
  5. Organized a Regional Workshop under the auspices of Ford Foundation, International Relations Department Research Project entitled, “Peace by process: lessons for India and Pakistan from the Middle East” in Karachi on April 8, 2000.
  6. Organized a seminar on, “The CTBT Controversy: Different Perceptions” under the auspices of International Relations Department, University of Karachi on April 29, 2000.
  7. Organized a workshop on, ”Conflict Resolution in 21st Century: Problems and Prospects” on September 11, 2000.
  8. Organized an International Workshop on, “The challenge of confidence-building in 21st century: Problems and Prospects for South Asia” on February 23-25,2001.
  9. Organized an International Workshop on, “Paradigms of Conflict Resolution in South Asia” December 22-23, 2001.
  10. Organized a Regional Workshop on, “The World After September 11: Challenges and Opportunities” on February 22, 2003.
  11. Organized a Regional Workshop on, “Teaching and Research Methods in Conflict Resolution” in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad on October 09-10, 2004.
  12. Organized an International Workshop on, “The Challenge of Rebuilding Afghanistan” in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad on March 02-03, 2005.
  13. Organized a two-day International Workshop in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad at the Arts Auditorium, University of Karachi on November 26-27, 2007 on, "Conflict Management Mechanisms and the Challenge of Peace."
  14. Organized a two-day Conference on, "The State of International Relations in Pakistan" in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission and the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad at the Arts Auditorium on March 26-27, 2008.
  15. Organized a two-day Workshop on, "Foreign Policy Making Process" in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad at the Goethe Institut, Karachi on April 27-28, 2008.
  16. Organized an International Workshop on "Early Warning Systems: Potential for Crisis Management and Regional Cooperation" in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad at the Goethe Institut, Karachi on March 16-17, 2009.
  17. Organized a two-day regional workshop on conflict resolution research held at the University of Karachi on November 10-11, 2009 and organized by the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad.
  18. Organized a two-day regional workshop on Restructuring of SAARC in March 2010 organized by the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad.
  19. Organized a two-day International Workshop on Conflict Transformation and the Challenge of Peace organized by the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad in December 2010.
  20. Developed a computer lab and conference room at the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi.
  21. Developed the website of the Department at www.kuird.org and also website of Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at www.ppscr.org under my supervision.
  22. Modernized the Seminar Library, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi.
  23. Organized 160 programs under the Graduate Studies Discussion Group (GSDG) on various topics of International Affairs since August 1996. GSDG is a weekly discussion program held in the Department involving graduate students, faculty members and guest speakers. For details see, www.kuird.org
  24. Elected Member of Karachi University Senate.
  25. Member of Karachi University Academic Council.
  26. Member, Board of Graduate Studies, Agha Khan University, Karachi.
  27. Elected Member Executive Council, Karachi University Teacher's Society, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-2001, 2005-2006, 2006-2007 and 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010.


COUNTRIES VISITED

Afghanistan, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Nepal, Peoples Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri- Lanka, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States.

 

REFERENCES

  • Dr. Rasul B. Rais, Visiting Professor, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
  • Professor Stephen P. Cohen, Senior Researcher, Brookings Institution, Washington DC, United States.
  • Professor Marvin G. Weinbaum, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States.
  • Mr. Michael Krepon, President Emirates, The Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington DC, United States.
  • Dr. Iftekhar Zaman, Executive Director, Transparency International, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

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