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Kashif Hussain

Research Associate

Kashif Hussain is a Research Associate at Strategic Studies Institute Islamabad (SSII). He has previously worked as an intern at Center for International Strategic Studies Islamabad (CISS). He was one of Pakistan’s youth ambassadors to Turkey under Turkey-Pakistan Youth Bridge Programme in March 2015. He  completed his B.A from Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul followed by M.Sc and Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil) degrees in International Relations from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. He has keen interest in geopolitics of South Asia.

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By Kashif Hussain The United States’ Afghanistan-centric South Asia strategy aimed at outlining a plan for victory in its more than one-and-a-half decade long war...

Russia-Pakistan Strategic Convergence: Countering Daesh In Afghanistan

By Kashif Hussain Daesh’s transnational threat of establishing an Islamic State spanning the Middle East and Africa all the way to Southeast Asia has drawn unlikely regional partners...