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Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Akhtar as a panelist with the Corporate Pakistan Group: Dialogue: China & India Standoff—What next: Implications for Pakistan, the Kashmir Movement & BRI

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Economy & Business

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Will Ghani’s plan for peace in Afghanistan work?

“What has been done so far is good enough, but what matters now is to address the underlying challenges the process faces ahead," Javid Ahmad says. "This includes the continuing concerns regarding the lack of a meaningful intra-Taliban consensus to negotiate peace, one likely to upset the upcoming process should the Taliban make unreasonable demands to please their hardliners."

New Atlanticist by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Conflict

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Akhtar in conversation with Niall Ferguson in an Afkar e Taza Thinkfest event: The Square, the Tower, and the Virus: COVID-19 in history and network science

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Crisis Management

Dr. Rabia Akhtar is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council South Asia Center. She is also the Director, Centre for Security, Strategy and Policy Research, University of Lahore. Dr. Akhtar is Director, School of Integrated Social Sciences at University of Lahore. She holds a PhD in Security Studies from Kansas State University. She is a Fulbright alumna (2010-2015). Dr. Akhtar received her Masters in International Relations from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad and her Masters in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University, USA. She has written extensively on South Asian nuclear security and deterrence dynamics. She is the author of the book titled ‘The Blind Eye: U.S. Non-proliferation Policy Towards Pakistan from Ford to Clinton’. Dr. Akhtar is also the Editor of Pakistan Politico, Pakistan’s first strategic and foreign affairs magazine. Dr. Akhtar is a member of Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs.