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Dr. Shireen Mazari
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DR SHIREEN M MAZARI founded the Strategic Studies Institute Islamabad Pvt (SSII) – a private research centre in January 2013 and served as its Director General until August 2018. She is currently the Federal Minister for Human Rights. Between August 2000 and May 2008 Dr Mazari served as the Director General of the Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI).  Her previous professional assignments include: Consultant on Defence and Security, 1999-2000; Editor-in Chief and Publisher of PULSE Weekly (1993-1999); Chairperson/Associate Professor, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad (1988-1993); Guest lecturer, National Defence College, Islamabad. While at Quaid-i-Azam University, Dr Mazari was elected as Secretary and then President of the Academic Staff Association and in these capacities she also served as Secretary and President of the Federation of All Pakistan University Academic Staff Associations (FAPUASA). Dr. Mazari has been a regular columnist for the main English dailies of Pakistan and was Editor of The Nation – a leading English Daily, from 2009 to 2010. She has written extensively on issues of defence and security. Dr. Mazari has also authored a book titled “The Kargil Conflict 1999: Separating Fact from Fiction”. The book is a ground breaking study of the Kargil Conflict from a Pakistani perspective.

Latest Analysis

The changing parameters of external policies

As warfare has altered over the decades with the shifting of the ‘centre of gravity’ and the notion of the cold war evolving into...

Kashmir: A potential blueprint for Conflict Resolution

By Shireen M Mazari Background The Kashmir conflict has once again come centre stage in the aftermath of the continuing violence being perpetrated by the Indian...

Hybrid warfare and centre of gravity

This year (2018), we heard the word ‘hybrid warfare’ ad nauseum within Pakistan and also in many Western strategic and leadership circles – as...

Women in conflict areas: the case of Kashmir

UN Women is all set to mark 16 days of activism against gender-based violence but unfortunately it has failed to include violence against women...

From rhetoric to conflict resolution

By Dr. Shireen M Mazari The inadequate response on the part of the state and government (both the previous PML-N government and the caretaker) on...

Correcting inadequate structures and policy voids

by Dr Shireen M Mazari Pakistan gets placed on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Grey List. The US threatens Pakistan on multiple counts but...