Res.: 092-91-5853408 Office: 92- 91- 9216752

Cell: 092–0300-595-2885    

Email: ijazk@hotmail.com   ikkhattak@yahoo.co.uk  ijaziruop@gmail.com

Postal Address: H. No. F-34, University Campus, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, NWFP, Pakistan

Permanent Address: Vill & Post Office: Shaidu, Distt & Teh: Nowshera, NWFP, Pakistan

Webpage: http://www.reocities.com/ikkhattak


Date of Birth   02-02-1960


Experience and Job Description         


1.   Current Position, Chairman and Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Peshawar since 21 March 2009. Earlier worked as lecturer and then Assistant Professor at the Dept. of International Relations, University of Peshawar, NWFP, Pakistan earlier since 1987.

2.   28 February 2006 _____ 17 August 2006 worked as Professor, National Defense College (now University), Islamabad, Pakistan, I re–joined IR Dept, UOP on 19 August 2006.

3. Visiting Faculty - 

a. National Defence University, Islamabad.

b. Provincial Services Academy, Peshawar. 


a.   Teaching and taught at various times during my career:

i.              Public International Law –continuously since 1988 (MA) Currently teaching

ii.            International and Regional Organizations (MA).

iii.           International Protection of Basic Human Rights (M. Phil/Ph. d)

iv.          Extremism and Terrorism in IR  (M. Phil/Ph.D) Currently teaching

v.            Foreign Policy Analysis. (USA and Soviet Union/Russia) (MA, Ph.D)

vi.          Foreign Policy Analysis. (M. Phil/Ph.D)

vii.         Theories of International Relations (M. Phil/Ph.D)

viii.       Basic Factors of International Relations (MA)

ix.          Geo politics of Afghanistan (M. Phil/Ph.D level)

x.            Politics of Central Asia (M. Phil/ Ph.D level)

xi.          Comparative Foreign Policy (Foreign Policies of USA, Russia and China) (M. Phil/ Ph.D level)

b.   Supervision of Research. Currently have five Ph. D and two M. Phil students.

c.   Paper Setter and Evaluator for Masters Examinations

d.   Paper Setter and Evaluator for Provincial Public Service Commission of NWFP.

d.   Conduct of MA Examinations by University of Peshawar.

e.   External Evaluation of masters level dissertations for Center for Pakistan Studies, Peshawar.

f.    External Evaluation of M.phil /Ph.d Thesis for University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

g. Internal Evaluation of Ph.d / M. Phil Thesis of University Peshawar.

h. Review of research articles for various research and academic journals, both within Pakistan and outside, including USA and UK.

5. Consultancy to various organizations, both national and international within areas of my research and academic interests.

6. Volunteer work as trainer/ lecturer on various related topics, especially Democracy and Human Rights, in the Non Governmental Sector, more specifically with Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Aurat Foundation, Democratic Commission for Human Development (DCHD)


Teaching Style/Methods


1.      Interactive participatory with extensive use of IT like Multimedia and internet etc.

2.      Creating Yahoo groups for each of my course

3.      Case Studies / Simulation exercises

4.      Use English for my teaching, presentations/lectures/publications. However, at times, especially in NGO forums switch to Urdu or Pashto as required by needs of the audience.


Membership of Professional Bodies, Committees, Societies and other Civil Society Organizations




a.       Member, Board of Faculty of Social Sciences, Frontier Women University, Peshawar, NWFP, Pakistan

b.      Member, Graduate Studies Committee (Responsible for Research Programme of the Department) and Board of Studies of Department of International Relations, University of Peshawar. (Responsible for academic programmes of the department including Masters, M. Phil and Ph. D)

c.       Member, Graduate Studies Committee, Area Study Center, (Russia, China and Central Asia) University of Peshawar.

d.      Member, Selection Committee of University of Peshawar for appointment of Lecturers on contract basis in the subject of International Relations

e.       Remained member of Syndicate (1993–96), University of Peshawar.  I was one of the six elected members, out of a total of 16. Syndicate is the highest executive decision making body of the University.

f.        Member Executive Board, Democratic Commission for Human Development (DCHD), Lahore, Pakistan

g.       Member, Council of Social Sciences, Pakistan, [COSS]

h.       Member, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)

i.         Member, Board of Directors, Bacha Khan Education Foundation, Peshawar.

j.        Member, Executive Committee, Regional Forum for Peace and Development, Peshawar.




k.      Member, Board of Editors, Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution, a journal of Academic Journals. http://www.academicjournals.org/JLCR/Editors.htm

l.         Member, International Advisory Board, Alternatives, A Turkish Journal of International Relations, Istanbul, Turkey

m.     Member, Executive Council as well as Board of Directors, Asian Politics and International Studies Association (APISA), headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

n.       Member, South Asians for Human Rights

o.      Member, Central Eurasian Studies Society, Harvard University, USA.

p.      Member, PakistanIndia Peoples Forum for Peace, Development and Democracy




    2004 ___ Dept. of International Relations, University of Peshawar __Ph.D. Thesis titled, “ An analysis of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Decision–Making with Special Reference to Pakistan’s Post September 11 2001 Afghan Policy and its Impact on the Region”.

    1985 ___ Schiller International University, London, U.K__ M.A International Relations

    1982 ___ Peshawar, NWFP, Pakistan___ L.L.B

    1979 ___ Edward's College Peshawar NWFP Pakistan __B.A  Subjects English, Political Science, History



Current Ongoing Research


·        Initiating a study on ‘Combating Terrorism, Transforming FATA: Challenges and Strategies’, done the initial research.

·       Working on paper titled, ‘Human Rights in the Era of Terrorism and Anti Terrorism’

·       Preparing a paper on ‘Shared Challenges’ for Pak – Canadian Conference being organized by Canadian High Commission on 14–15 March, 2009     (postponed)







1.      Book Chapter titled “Pakistan’s Foreign Policy” for a book on Pakistan’s history to be published by Oxford University Press.

2.      “Understanding Terrorism: Regional Perspectives” Paper read at Regional Conference on Terrorism held at Kabul on 14 15 16 October 2008 as part of Conference Proceedings



1.      “International Non Proliferation Regime and the US–India Nuclear Cooperation Deal: A South Asian Perspective”, Journal of Sciences and Humanities, Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peshawar, No. 1, 2008

2.      Pakistan's Post September 11 2001 Afghan Policy Shift: Impact on Pak-India-Afghan Geopolitics” Journal of African and Asian Studies, Boston. USA. Sage Journals. Vol. 42.5 October 2007

3.      “Understanding Pakistan’s Pro Taliban Afghan Policy” Pakistan Horizon, Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karachi, Vol. 60, No. 9, April 2007. (Publishers have incorrectly given me ‘Ahmad’ as middle name)

4.      Post September 11 2001 Foreign Policy Debate in Pakistan: Issues of Identity and World View” Journal Sciences and Humanities, Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peshawar, Vol. XIV, No. 2, 2006.

5.      “Contending Identities of Pakistan and the Issue of Democratic Governance”, Journal of Peace and Democracy, Stockholm University Publications. www.thdl.org/texts/reprints/pdsa/pdsa_02_01_03.pdf, Volume 2, Numbers 1 & 2, 2006.

6.      “The Law and Politics of Durand Line”.  Law and Society, Law college, University of Peshawar, Vol. 35, Issue 48, July 2006.

7.      “Prisoners of War Status: Hezbollah Fighters in the hands of Israel”, Journal of Law and Society, Law College, University of Peshawar, Vol. 35, Issue 48, July 2006. Vol. 35, Issue 48, July 2006.

8.      “Insights into Electoral History of Afghanistan” Journal of Law and Society, Law College, University of Peshawar, Vol. 35, Issue 48, July 2006. (Co author)

9.      Changing Trends in Civil Society: A Comparative Analysis, Journal of Law and Society, Law College, University of Peshawar, Vol. 35, Issue 48, July 2006. (Co author)

10.  “Violent Conflict in South Asia: A Case for Peace through Rule of Law in Pak–India Relations”, Journal of Law and Society, Faculty of Law, University of Peshawar, Vol. 31, No. 45, January 2005.

11.  “Pakistan and the War Against Terrorism in Afghanistan: Choices, Pragmatism and the Decision”, in Alternatives, Turkish Journal of International Relations, Volume 3, Number 4, Winter 2004-5

12.  "Afghanistan: a Geopolitical Study", Central Asian Survey, London, Vol. 17(2) 1998.

13.  "The Right of Self–Determination: A Re-assessment", Journal of European Studies, Vols. 11 &12 No. 2 & 1, July 1995 and Jan. 1996, Karachi.

14.  "Whither State Sovereignty? An analysis of the Concept in the Post Cold War Situation" Journal of Law and Society, Law college, University of Peshawar, Vol. XIII, No. 22 Jan. 1994.


Proceedings – Book Reviews – Policy Briefs etc


1          “Challenges Facing Development in Pakistan’s FATA” in Challenges Facing Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), in NBR Analysis Volume 19, Number 3, http://nbr.org/publications/analysis/pdf/vol19no3.pdf

2          Pashtuns in the Crossfire: Pashtun Politics in the Shadow of ‘War against Terrorism” published online as briefing paper No. 19 by Pakistan Security Research Unit, (PSRU) Bradford University UK,

1.      “Opening Windows in Pakistan”, Counterpunch, http://www.counterpunch.org/khan05282008.html http://spaces.brad.ac.uk:8080/download/attachments/748/Brief19finalised3.pdf   September 2007.

3          "Combating Religious Militancy: Regional and Extra Regional Cooperation" Conference Proceedings, BISS, in Dhaka, October 2004.

4          Review of William Maley, ‘The Afghanistan Wars’, Pelgrave Macmillan, 2002, published in ‘Europe–Asia Studies’ a Carfax Journal, Vol. 56, No. 7, Nov, 2004.

5          Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and The New Great Energy Game,’ published in Musa khan Jalalzai, (Ed) The Pipeline War in Afghanistan, Sang-e-Meel Publications, Lahore, 2003, p. 132.

6          "The Internal and External Dynamics of Pakistan's Foreign Policy Making". Paper presented at the National Conference on “Pakistan's Foreign Policy, Regional Perspective; A Critique" held in Peshawar, Pakistan 10-11 May 1999. Conference Proceedings. October 1999.

7          "Emerging World Scenario: Implications and Options for Pakistan", in  Emerging Central Asia and Pakistan, Proceedings of the Seminar organized by Department of International Relations and Area Study Center [Central Asia  and Russia] University of Peshawar at Bara Gali NWFP, Pakistan 24th--18th July 1992




1.      Proceedings of National Conference on “Pakistan's Foreign Policy, Regional Perspective; A Critique" held in Peshawar, Pakistan 10-11 May 1999. Editor

2.      Pakistan’s Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy Making: A Study of Pakistan’s Post 9/11 Afghan Policy. Nova Science Publishers New York, USA, 2007.

The book, studies Pakistan’s Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy Decision–Making process with the help of Prof. Karl Deutsch’s Streams of Information Model and explains why Pakistan supported Taliban, then why, in the wake of 9/11, it changed that policy, noting the difficulties it is facing as a result of the changed Afghan Policy. It is argued that Pakistan’s support for Taliban was a result of its strategic culture that had developed over years, thus all its domestic perceptions were woven around Pakistan’s establishment belief that Taliban serves Pakistan’s regional security interests best. The change resulting in abandoning of Taliban was more a result of external inputs which conflicted with its long held security perceptions. Thus one notes a growing crisis of state and society and more importantly of international credibility as long as Pakistan’s role in the ‘War against Terrorism’ is concerned as pro Taliban Policy continues to be viewed as a better option in a wide range of establishment intelligentsia, not just the religious extremists. The book ends with suggestions on how and where to change Pakistan’s decision making process by changing its strategic culture, as required by Pakistan’s changed Foreign/Afghan Policy. The study helps in understanding Pakistan’s role in the ‘War against Terrorism’ addressing the issues arising out of both questions of capability and willingness.


Fellowships, Workshops and Conferences




    1. Presented a Paper on ‘Rights of Minorities – South Asian Scene’ at a Seminar being organized by Democratic Commssion of Pakistan, at Lahore on 22 March 2009
    2. Read paper titled “Is the World beyond Hegemony the World beyond States” to be read at an International Conference organized by APISA in Kuala Lumpur, 24 – 25 February 2009.
    3. “Understanding Terrorism: Regional Perspectives” Paper read at Regional Conference on Terrorism held at Kabul on 14 15 16 October 2008.

2.     Presented a paper titled, “Responsibility for achieving Respect for Universal Basic Human Rights: Political, Governance, Economic and Cultural Issues” at the Third International Congress of Asian Politics and International Studies Association, at Delhi University, 23–25 November, 2007.

3.     Participated in capacity building workshop on ‘Research management in Asian Universities’ organized by ‘Asian Politics and International Studies Association’ (APISA) at Kuala Lumpur, 09 October to 14 October, 2006.

4.     Paper titled “Pakistan’s Strategy towards Federally Administered Tribal Areas” written for Conference on ‘Politics and Militancy on Pakistan’s Western Borderlands’ organized by US Naval War College, Monterey, USA at Monterey, USA on 21 – 22 Sept. 2006. The paper was presented by some one else as I could not participate personally for administrative reasons not related to academics.

5.     Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Strategy and Turkey” presented at Turkish Asia Conference organized by Turkish Asian Centre for Strategic Studies (TACSS), Istanbul Turkey, 25 – 26 May 2006

6.     Presented a Paper titled, "Religious Extremism/Militancy in South Asia: Issue in levels and Spheres of Cooperation at a Regional Conference ‘Dealing with Religious Militancy in South Asia: Regional and Extra-Regional Cooperation’ organized by Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), in Dhaka, October 2004. Published in the conference proceedings.

7.     Presented a paper titled, “State of the State in South Asia” at a Workshop on ‘Theoretical Issues in IR: A South Asian Regional Perspective’ organized by Asia Pacific International Studies Association, at Goa, India, October 2003

8.     Participated in ‘Workshop for Academics on International Humanitarian. Law’ organized by ICRC and University of Geneva at Geneva, 10-17 October 2002.

9.     Participated in “Fellowship on Multilateral Diplomacy and International Affairs Management” organized by United Nations Institute for Training and Research, (UNITAR) Geneva,  1-21 October, 1999.





    1. Presented a Lecture on “Understanding Democracy” at aone day Seminer organized by Women Development Organization at Mardan on 14 February 2009.
    2. Presented a Lecture titled, ‘War against Terrorism: The Global and Regional Perspective’ at a Seminar organized by Roots for Equity and
    3. Presented a talk titled ‘FATA Reforms: Basis, Direction, and Strategy’, at a one day consultation on ‘Reforms in FATA’ organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad and Action Aid, UK, at Islamabad on 15 July 2008
    4. Presented a Lecture on ‘Crisis of Governance and Future of Federation in Pakistan’ at a national conference organized by South Asia Partnership (SAP), Lahore, 7 February 2008.
    5. Presented a lecture/training session on ‘Promoting Electoral Democracy in Regions dominated by militants and enemies of Democracy’ organized by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, training of trainers Workshops, at Islamabad on 27 December 2007 and at Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan, on 15 December 2007
    6. Presented a day long talk/training session on ‘Democratic Process’ at a training of trainers workshop organized by Democratic Commission for Human Development (DCHD) of Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan, for its activists from all over Pakistan, 7 December, 2007

10. Gave a Series of 10 lectures on ‘Basics of Democracy’ at various locations in Pakistan, especially in NWFP, organized as Political Education Programme by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. July – December 2007.

11. Lecture on “Religious Militancy, Intolerance and Religious Minorities” at Training Workshop for young lawyers, organized by Democratic Commission of Pakistan, Lahore, at Peshawar, 29 August 2007

12. Talk on “Role of Political Parties in Democracy” at a Workshop organized by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad, 27 July 2007

13. Lecture on “Law and Order situation in FATA”, organized by a group of NGOs, Peshawar, June 5 2007.

14. Lecture on “Human Trafficking” at Seminar organized by World Youth Assembly at Peshawar, June 3 2007

15. Lecture on “Conflict Resolution in Pakistan with special reference to Federally Administered Tribal Areas”, organised by British Council, Peshawar. 21 February 2007

16. Presentation on “Regional Dimensions of Conflict in Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan” at a seminar organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad. 19 February 2007-02-28

17. Presented a talk on ‘Tolerance: A Pre–Requisite of Democracy’, at a Seminar organized by Democratic Commission of Pakistan at Fateh Jang, a small town in Punjab, Pakistan. 24 December 2006.

18. Presented a talk on ‘Law and Order in NWFP: Rule of Law and Peace” at a one day workshop organized by Action Aid, UK, Pakistan Chapter, Peshawar, 05 December, 2006.

19. Presented a talk initiating a roundtable workshop on International Protection of Human rights and Federally administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan, organized by Action Aid UK’s Pakistan chapter on 07 November 2006.

20. Presented a paper titled, “Changing Strategic Environment of Asia: Implications for (South Asian) Regional Stability” at Pakistan Germany Strategic Dialogue, held at National Defence College, Islamabad, on 13 July 2006. To be published in proceedings

21. Presented Paper titled “Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Choices and War against Terrorism” at the International Conference organized by the Department of IR, University of Peshawar and Hanns Seidel Foundation, [Munich] Islamabad, at Peshawar University, 21-22 April 2003.

22. Presented a paper on “Understanding and Confronting Terrorism” at the National Conference on Terrorism and Pakistan, organized by Democratic Commission of Pakistan, at Peshawar, 22, February 2003.

23. Presented a talk titled, ‘Pre–requisites of Democracy: Strong Political Parties’, at National Consultation on Restoration of Democracy in Pakistan, organized by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Lahore, May 2000.

24.  Presented a paper titled, “Dynamics of Pakistan Foreign Policy Decision Making” at National Conference on Pakistan’s Foreign Policy organized by Department of IR, University of Peshawar and Hanns Seidel Foundation, [Munich] Islamabad, May 1999. I coordinated that Conference, and edited its proceedings, which were later published.

25. Presented a lecture on ‘Pakistan Foreign Policy Making’ at workshop on Political Education, Aurat [Women] Foundation, Peshawar, Pakistan,  August 1998




·        Oxford Analytica, Oxford UK

·        National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), USA.




Public International Law, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, International Relations Theory, Foreign Policy, Peace, Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Democratic Governance, Decision Making, Terrorism, Nationalism / Ethnicity, Pakistani Foreign Policy, Central and South Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Pashtuns, Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan (FATA).




English, Pashto, and Urdu; I can read, write and speak all three with ease and fluency. 


Computer Literacy


I can and do use Computer easily. I work in Windows 95/98/Me/XP environment.  I use Ms Word and Power Point comfortably, can work with Ms Excel, and am also quite easy with the Internet. I have designed my web page myself.