Safdar Hussain – Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies, Islamabad
Before Safdar Hussain joined the PIPS in March 2007, he worked in Pakistani English print media for more than 8 years. At the PIPS he is heading the Conflict and Security Research section, which has been put in place to carry out research-and-analysis on inter-state and intra-state conflicts and security challeges in South Asia, keep track of all major developments in this regard and initiate some local and regional peace-building programmes in collaboration with South Asian partners of PIPS.
The section also undertakes the security analysis at local and regional level taking initial input on events and incidents from the PIPS Database section. Pakistan Security Report 2008 was a yearly outcome in addition to its weekly conflict reports on FATA and NWFP, and monthly security reports on Pakistan and South Asia.
Besides coordinating the Conflict and Security Research section, he has also been managing the project development and monitoring at the PIPS. He is also a regular contributor to the PIPS quarterly research journal Conflict and Peace Studies, and his recent contributions to it including:
• “Exploring the Mindset of the British-Pakistani Community: The Socio-cultural and Religious Context”, Vol I, Issue I
• “Human Rights Reporting in Pakistani Media”, Vol II, Issue I
• “Taliban on the March: Threat Assessment and Security Implications for the Region”, Vol II, Issue III