Husain Haqqani was a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., and an associate professor of International Relations at Boston University.
Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Haqqani acquired traditional Islamic learning as well as a modern education in International Relations. His journalism career started with work as East Asian correspondent for Arabia—The Islamic World Review during the turbulent years following the Iranian revolution. During this period he wrote extensively on Muslims in China and East Asia and Islamic political movements around the world. Later, as Pakistan and Afghanistan correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review, he covered the war in Afghanistan and acquired deep understanding of militant Islamist Jihadi groups.
Haqqani also has a distinguished career in government. He served as an advisor to Pakistani Prime ministers Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, Nawaz Sharif, and Benazir Bhutto. From 1992 to 1993 he was Pakistan’s ambassador to Sri Lanka.
Haqqani writes a regular column, which is syndicated throughout South Asia and the Middle East in addition to contributing regularly to international publications. He appears frequently on television news shows in both Pakistan and the United States.
Selected Publications: Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military (Carnegie, 2005); “Pakistan's Internal Divisions,” Pakistan's Future and U.S. Policy Options (Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2003); “The American Mongols”, (Foreign Policy, May/June 2003)