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The Evolving Relationship Between Pakistan and the United States

His Excellency Husain Haqqani is ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the United States. Previously, he served as an adviser 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 also is the former director of the Boston University Center for International Relations. He is the co-chair of the Hudson Institute"s Project on the Future of the Muslim World and editor of the journal Current Trends in Islamist Thought. Haqqani came to the United States in 2002 as a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., and an adjunct professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University. He is a leading journalist and diplomat whose syndicated column is published in several newspapers in South Asia and the Middle East, including Oman Tribune, Daily Jang, The Indian Express, Gulf News and The Nation (Pakistan).

Haqqani began his journalism career as an East Asia correspondent for Arabia: The Islamic World Review, as well as Pakistan and Afghanistan correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review. During this period, he wrote extensively on Muslims in China and East Asia, and on Islamic political movements. Covering the war in Afghanistan enabled him to acquire deep understanding of militant Jihadi groups. Haqqani has contributed to numerous international publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Foreign Policy, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic and Financial Times. He regularly provides commentary on Pakistan, Afghanistan and Islamic politics and extremism on the BBC, PBS, CNN, NBC, FOX News and ABC. Haqqani received his bachelor"s and master"s degrees with distinction from the University of Karachi.


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