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Dr. Syed Rifaat Hussain
Government & Public Policy

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
School of Social Science and Humanities (S3H) H-12 Sector, Islamabad
Tel : +92-51-90853650

International Studies Special Emphasis on South Security, Asian Arms Control and Proliferation

Ph.D (International Studies), University of Denver, Colorado, USA

Books and Monographs:

1.      (Co-author), The 2008 Mumbai Terrorist Attacks: Strategic Fallout, RSIS Monograph No. 17 (Singapore: RSIS, Nanyang Technological University, 2009)

2.      (Co-author), Afghanistan and 9/11: The Anatomy of a Conflict (New Delhi: Roli Books, 2002).

3.      From Dependence to Intervention: Soviet-Afghan Relations During the Brezhnev Era (1964-1982) (Ann Arbor, MI: U.M.I, 1994).

4.      (Co-Editor), Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: A Reader Two Volumes (Rawalpindi: Feroz Sons, 1988).

5.       (Co-author), Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: A Research Guide (Rawalpindi: Feroz Sons, 1988).


Articles and Chapters in Books (Published Abroad):

1.      “The India Factor,” in Maleeha Lodhi, ed. Pakistan: Beyond the Crisis State (London: Hurst and Company, 2011): 319-347.

2.      “Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE): Failed Quest for a “Homeland,” in Klejda Mulaj, ed. Violent Non-State Actors in World Politics (London: Hurst and Company, 2010): 381-412.

3.      “Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE): An Elusive Quest for a “homeland” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Vol. XXX1, No. 3 (Spring 2008): 68-97.

4.      “Pakistan’s Changing Outlook on Kashmir,” South Asian Survey Vol. 14, No. 2 (July-December 2007): 195-205.

5.      “Security and Terrorism in South Asia with special reference to Pakistan and Afghanistan,” The Journal of International Security (Tokyo) Vol. 35, No. 2 (September 2007): 35-55.

6.      “Responding to terrorist threat: Perspectives from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan,” Gulf Year Book, 2006 (Dubai: The Gulf Research Centre, 2007): 317-334.

7.      “Responding to terrorist threat: Perspectives from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan,” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Vol. XXX, No. 3 (Spring 2007):38-61.

8.      “Deterrence and Nuclear Use: Doctrines in South Asia,” in E. Sridharan, Ed. The India-Pakistan Nuclear Relationship: Theories of Deterrence and International Relations (London and New Delhi: Rout ledge: 2007): 151-184.

9.      “The India-Pakistan Peace Process,” Defence and Security Analysis Vol. 22, No. 4

(December 2006): 94-110.

10.  “The Islamist/Fundamentalist Threat: Differing Perceptions and Strategies of US and Europe,” in V.P. Malik and Jorg Schultz, eds. Emerging NATO: Challenges for Asia and Europe (New Delhi: Lancer Publishers, 2006): 29-53.

11.  “Changing security trends in South Asia: Implications for the Gulf Region,” in Abdulaziz Sager, ed. Dynamic Alliances: Strengthening Ties between GCC and Asia (Dubai: Gulf Research Centre, 2006): 77-98.

12.  “Changing Dynamics of Relations between South Asia and the Gulf Region,” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Spring 2006): 16-35.

13.  “Nuclear Doctrines in South Asia,” SASSU Research Paper No. 4 (Bradford: Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, December 2005): 1-34.

14.  “Analyzing strategic stability in South Asia with pathways and prescriptions for avoiding nuclear war,” Contemporary South Asia, Vol. 14, no. 2 (June 2005): 141-153.

15.   “Pakistan’s Relations with Azad Kashmir and  the impact on Indo-Pakistani Relations,” in Rafiq Dossani and Henry S. Rowen, eds. Prospects for Peace in South Asia (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005): 109-140.

16.  “Missile Race in South Asia: the way forward,” South Asian Survey Vol. 11, No. 2 (July/December 2004): 273-286.

17.   “Missile race in South Asia,” South Asian Journal (January-March 2004): 72-84     

18.  “Pakistan’s Security Policy in the 1990s with Special Reference to Relations with India, China and Central Asia,” in Nobuko Nagasaki, Ed. The Nation-State and Transnational Forces in South Asia: Research Project: Institutions, Network and Forces of Changes in Contemporary South Asia (Tokyo: Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sports        and Culture, 2001): 213-240.

19.  “Democratic Transitions and the Role of Islam in Asia: Perspective from Pakistan,” in Douglas E. Ramage, ed. Asian Perspectives Seminar: Democratic Transitions and the Role of Islam in Asia, October 18, 2000 (Washington, D.C.: 2000): 13-29.

20.  “Pakistan and Central Asia,” Central Asia (Sweden), No. 2. (8) 1997: 67-76.

21.  “Pakistan and Central Asia,” in David O. Smith, Ed. From Containment to Stability: Pakistan United States Relations in the Post-Cold War Era (Washington, D.C.: National Defense University, 1993): 191-216.

22.  “The Political Economy of Pakistan’s Relations with Central Asia with special reference to ECO” Iranian Journal of International Affairs (July/August 1992): 234-253.

23.  “The Superpower and Major Power Rivalry in South Asia: The United States, the Soviet Union, India and China” in Lawrence Ziring and David G. Dickson, eds. Asian Security Issues: National Systems and International Relations (Kalamazoo: Department of Government, Michigan University, 1988): 143-163.

24.  “Pakistan-American Relations in Soviet Perspective: An Evaluation” in Leo Rose and Kamal Matinuddin, eds. Beyond Afghanistan: The Emerging U.S.-Pakistan Relations (Berkeley: University of California, 1989): 302-326.

Articles in refereed Pakistani Journals and Chapters in Books:

25.  “Resolving Kashmir Dispute: Blending Realism with Justice,” The Pakistan Development Review, 48 4 Part II (Winter 2009):1007-1035

26.  “Azad Kashmir as a Factor in India-Pakistan Relations,” in Syed Farooq Hasnat and Ahmed Faruqui, eds. Pakistan: Unresolved Issues of State and Society (Islamabad: Vanguard Books, 2008): 285-305.

27.  “India-Pakistan Peace Process: military and political dimensions,”  Prospects of Peace, Stability and Prosperity in South Asia (Islamabad: Institute of Regional Studies, 2005): 41-62

28.  “Proposals for Resolving the Kashmir Dispute,” PILDAT BRIEFING PAPER. No. 19 (June 2005):1-52.

29.  “Changing Trends in Arms Purchases and their Implications for Developing Countries,” National Development and Security, vol. X111, No. 2 (Winter 2005): 9-30.

30.  “Available solutions and proposals for resolving the Kashmir Dispute,” National Development and Security (Spring 2004): 1-32.

31.   “Indo-US Ties: Implications for Pakistan,” MARGALLA PAPERS (2004):114-133.

32.  “War Against Terrorism: A Pakistani Perspective,” IPRI Journal (Winter 2004): 30-48.

33.  “Pakistan’s relations with Azad Kashmir,” Regional Studies Vol. XXI, No. 4 (Autumn 2003): 82-97.

34.  “Pakistan’s relations with Afghanistan: Continuity and Change, Strategic Studies (Winter 2002): 43-75.

35.   “Thinking about Nuclear Use and “No First Use”, National Development and Security, (Winter 2001/02): 1-14.

36.  “Politics of Terrorism and Global Implications,” MARGALLA PAPERS 2001: International Terrorism (Islamabad: National Defence College, 2001): 31-45.

37.   “Prospects for Peace between India and Pakistan,” National Development and Security (Spring 2001): 1-14.

38.  “SAARC as a Vehicle for Peace in South Asia,” in Dr. S.M. Rahman, ed. SAARC in the New Millennium (Rawalpindi: Foundation for Research on International Environment, National Development and Security, 2001): 191-200.

39.  “Foundations of Conflict Resolution,” in Moonis Ahmar and Farhan Hanif Siddiqi, Eds. The Challenges of Conflict Resolution and Security in 21st Century: Problems and Prospects (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi,       2001): 6-12.

40.   “The Imperative of Dialogue among Civilizations,” National Development and Security (Summer 2000): 23-30.

41.  “International Response to South Asia’s Nuclearization,”Strategic Issues (March 2000): 12-22.

42.  “Nuclear Command/Control and Deterrence Stability,” Strategic Issues (March 2000): 98-109

43.  “Pakistan and Central Asia” in Ijaz Khan and Nasreen Ghufran, eds. Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Regional Perspective: A Critique (Peshawar: Department of International Relations, Peshawar University, 1999): 81-91.

44.  “Quaid-I-Azam and Pakistan’s Foreign Policy,” in Dr. Riaz Ahmad, ed. Pakistani Scholars on Quaid-I-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah (Islamabad, Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad, 1999): 400-409.

45.  “India-Pakistan Ties: A Cooperative Security Framework,” in Saeed Shafqat, ed. Contemporary Issues in Pakistan Studies (Lahore: Azad Enterprises, 1998): 179-187.

46.  “Moving Towards Peace in the Middle East” Strategic Studies (Spring/Summer 1993): 38-51.

47.  “Ideology versus Pragmatism: China’s Response to the New World Order” Strategic Studies (Autumn 1992): 41-61.

48.  “The Future of Non-Aligned Movement and Its Implications for Pakistan” Strategic Studies (Summer 1992): 43-52.

49.  “The Ashkabad Summit,” Strategic Perspectives No. 3 (1992): 47-53.

50.  “Quaid-I-Azam and Pakistan’s Foreign Policy” Pakistan Journal of History and Culture (Winter 1991):138-147.

51.  “China: Keeping the socialist faith,” Strategic Perspectives No. 2 (Autumn 1991): 28-34.

52.  “The Soviet Response to the Pakistan Resolution: An Evaluation” in Kaneez F. Yousaf, Ed. The Pakistan Movement Revisited (Islamabad: National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research, 1990): 531-545.

53.  “American Intervention in the Middle East: Case Study of Lebanon, 1958” Strategic Studies (Spring 1990): 72-92.

54.  “Superpower Intervention in the Middle East: A Case Study of the U.S. Intervention in Syria, 1957” Strategic Studies (Summer 1989): 38-57.

55.  “The Political Economy of Soviet-Afghan Relations in the Brezhnev Era” Strategic Studies (Spring 1988): 47-60.

56.  “Superpower and Major Power Rivalry in South Asia: U.S., U.S.S.R, China and India” Strategic Studies (Autumn 1988): 16-37.

57.  “Soviet-Afghan Relations, 1919-1947” Journal of Central Asia (December 1987): 193-208.

58.  “Pak-Soviet Relations since 1947: A Dissenting Appraisal” Strategic Studies (Spring 1987): 64-88.

59.  “Lenin and Materialist Epistemology” Journal of European Studies (Summer 1986): 21-42.

60.   “Superpower Rivalry and the World System Theory” Pakistan Journal of American Studies (September 1986): 32-57.

61.  “Pak-Soviet Relations: An Appraisal” Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences (1985-1986): 75-96.

62.  “Modernization, Forces of Production and Class Struggle: Alternative Perspectives on Socialist Construction in the Developing Countries” Journal of European Studies (Spring 1985): 97-123.

63.  “A Dependency Perspective on Soviet-Afghan Relations in the Brezhnev Era” Regional Studies (Spring 1985): 38-51.

64.  “Soviet Intervention: Case of Strategic Surprise or the US Inaction in Afghanistan,” Regional Studies (1983):.28-33.

65.  “Values and Facts in Social Science: A Critique of Logical Positivism”, Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences (December 1983): 24-37.

66.   “The World Order Model Project: An Evaluation”, Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences (July-August 1980): 76-92.

67.  “Soviet-American Détente: Theory and Reality”, Strategic Studies (December 1977): 22-42.

Post Graduate teaching at Quaid-e-Azam University

National Defence University

National University of Science and Technology

Stanford University