Pakistan’s foreign policy over the decades has proved disastrous for the country and has had a profound negative impact on the South Asian region, argues Raza R. Khan Qazi. Its policy has had a consistently conservative formulation based on purely realist objectives, with no place for liberal ideals and goals
Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Peshawar / Edwardes College, Peshawar
Raza is a Pakistan-based writer, analyst, political commentator and researcher.
His doctoral thesis, Extremism-Terrorism In The Name of Islam in Pakistan: Causes and Counter-Strategy, examines the drivers of Islamist violent extremism, and their historical sociological, economic and political causes.
Raza is an alumnus of the US Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.
He has conducted extensive research on Pakistan, Afghanistan, and South and Central Asia, on aspects pertaining to political economy, religious radicalisation, terrorism, socio-ethnic and development issues.
Raza has contributed to national and international think tanks and publications including Al Jazeera English, New America Foundation, Wikistrat, Lowi Institute, FATA Research Centre Islamabad, Islamabad Policy Research Institute, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, and the Migration Research Group.
He has contributed to the websites World Politics Review and Global Politician, and to print publications including The Washington Times, (USA) and Pakistani newspapers The News, The Express Tribune and South Asia.
Raza has also been a visiting faculty member at various Pakistani universities and higher education institutes.