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Rifaat Hussain  
Visiting Professor (former)

No longer at CISAC.


Research Interests
Pakistan foreign and security policies; South Asia security; international relations theory


Last updated Fall 2012.

Dr. Syed Rifaat Hussain is a professor of security studies in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He was a visiting professor at CISAC for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Prior to taking up his current position, he was a professor and chairman of the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Dr. Hussain also served as executive director of Regional Center for Strategic Studies (RCSS) Colombo, Sri Lanka from 2005 till 2008. 

Dr. Hussain holds an M.A. and a Ph.D in International Studies from University of Denver, Colorado. His research interests include Pakistan’s foreign and security policies, South Asia security issues and theories of international relations.