(born 1953) is a defense analyst and economist
. He is a frequent contributor to Dawn (www.dawn.com), Karachi, Pakistan, and has authored "Rethinking the National Security of Pakistan" (Ashgate Publishing, 2003).
He has contributed op-ed pieces on national security issues to Asia Times (Hong Kong), Daily Times (Lahore), The Far Eastern Economic Review (Hong Kong), The News Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana), Journal Star (Peoria, Illinois), The Contra Costa Times (Danville, California), The Friday Times (Lahore, Pakistan), The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury, The News on Sunday (Karachi, Pakistan), The Nation (Lahore, Pakistan), Pakistan Link, Pakistan Today, The Weekly Independent (Lahore, Pakistan) and Wisconsin State Journal.
He holds B. A. and M. A. degrees in economics from the University of Karachi
, where he was awarded the Rashid Minhas (Shaheed) Gold Medal, and a Ph. D. in economics from the University of California
, Davis, where he was a Regents Fellow. He has taught economics at the University of California - Davis, San Jose State University, and Karachi University and lectured on national security issues at the Army War College
, Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford University
and the University of California, Berkeley. He belongs to the American Economic Association
, the Association of Energy Service Professionals, Economists for Peace and Security, Nature Conservancy
and the Sierra Club
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