Dr Samina Ahmed is Project Director for Pakistan/Afghanistan at the International Crisis Group. She worked previously as a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, the Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad, and the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karachi. Dr. Ahmed has a Master’s in International Relations and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Australian National University, Canberra. She has been the recepient of a number of research grants and awards and has worked as a visiting Fellow at Oxford University, a Visiting Reseacher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and a Visiting Scholar at the Cooperative Monitoring Center, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque.
Dr Ahmed is the author of several book chapters and articles in academic journals and the print media. Her publications include 'The United States and Terrorism in Southwest Asia: September 11 and Beyond',International Security, Vol. 26, (Winter 2001/2002); 'Pakistan: Professionalism of an Interventionist Military' in Muthiah Alagappa, ed., Military Professionalism in Asia: Conceptual and Empirical Perspectives (Honolulu: East-West Center, University of Hawaii, 2001), and 'Centralization, Authoritarianism and the Mismanagement of Ethnic Relations in Pakistan', in Michael E. Brown and Sumit Ganguly, eds., Ethnic Management in Asia and the Pacific (CSIA Studies in International Security, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1997).