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Hussain Nadim

Dr. Hussain Nadim is the Executive Director of Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) based in Islamabad. He was previously the director of South Asia Study Group at the University of Sydney. He has served in senior advisory roles in the Government of Pakistan on matters of security, development and foreign policy. He was recently the Senior Pakistan Expert at the United States Institute of Peace, and a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC. For his work in the security and development sector he was listed by Forbes Magazine as a global leader in law and policy under the age of 30. 

Articles by Hussain Nadim (17)

  • Pakistan's new thinking on security

    The Middle East is undergoing drastic geopolitical change, and the impact is not restricted to within its geographical boundaries. The Afghanistan-Pakistan and South Asia regions are the first to feel the pressure from the events in the Middle East.
  • Schools not the place for deradicalisation programs

    Sometimes no policy is better than a disastrous policy; especially one declared in name of 'national security' as such initiatives typically go unchallenged in the parliament or by the general public. The Australian government’s recent announcement that it intended to make Australia safer by running deradicalisation programs in schools is one such disastrous national security policy, one that has been tried, tested, and found to have failed in other parts of the world. Under the new arrangement,
  • The new Cold War in Syria

    If the war in Syria was truly about Syria or about defeating ISIS, the mess we see in the region today would have been cleaned up already. The recent shooting down of a Russian plane by Turkey is classic Cold War politics.
  • ISIS's war inside the West

    Recent Reclaim Australia and anti-racism rallies in Melbourne and Sydney may not appear to have any direct association with ISIS, but a closer look reveals the imprints of the group's overall strategic objectives. There is often a tendency at the security and defence policy level to view militant groups through the lens of sophisticated state-on-state warfare bound by resource and time limitations, and following traditional rules and strategies.