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Shehryar Fazli

Senior Analyst and Regional Editor, South Asia
Islamabad, Pakistan

Shehryar Fazli


Crisis Group Role:

Shehryar Fazli is the South Asia Regional Editor and Senior Analyst, based in Islamabad. He has held the position since July 2008. Previously, he was South Asia Analyst for Crisis Group from 2003-2005.

Areas of Expertise:  

  • Rule of law
  • Security and militancy
  • The Federally Administered Tribal Areas
  • Domestic politics.

Professional Background:

  • Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2005 - 2008);
  • South Asia Analyst, International Crisis Group (2003 - 2005);
  • Program Office, Asia Foundation (2003).
  • BA from McGill University, Philosophy (major) and Political Science (minor), 2002.

Select Publications:

  • Invitation (a novel), Westland 2011 (runner-up in 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Newton First Novel Award) 

Selected book chapters and journal entries: 

  • “Opportunities for Regional Stability: The View from Pakistan”, in Anand Kumar (ed.), The Terror Challenge in South Asia and Prospect of Regional Cooperation, Pentagon Security International, 2011. 
  • “Sectarianism and Conflict: The View from Pakistan”, Danish Institute for International Studies, Religion and Violence Series, June 2012. “The Menace of Strangeness”, Journal of International Peace Operations, Volume 7. Number 1, July – August 2011. 

Select op-eds and analysis: 

  • “A New Dawn for Pakistan’s Tribal Areas”, Foreign Policy, August 12, 2011. 
  • “Taming a ‘Strange Land’”, Foreign Policy, June 27, 2011. 
  • “The English-speaking Tongue”, Dawn, February 24, 2011. 
  • “General emergency – President Musharraf’s tenuous grip on power”, Jane’s Intelligence Review, November 15, 2007 

Select book reviews and magazine entries: 


  • English (native)
  • French (conversant)
  • Urdu (conversant)

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