Arif Rafiq

Arif Rafiq is an adjunct scholar with the Middle East Institute.  He conducts research on the reform of national security policymaking in Pakistan. Rafiq is also a weekly columist with Pakistan's Express Tribune, a leading Pakistani English-language daily, and president of Vizier Consulting, LLC, which provides political risk analysis on the Middle East and South Asia. He is a regular Pakistan analyst on the John Batchelor Show, which has been the top-rated program on New York's number one news talk radio station, WABC (770AM). A frequent contributor to print and web publications, Rafiq has written for outlets such as the Christian Science Monitor, CTC Sentinel, Daily Beast, and Foreign Policy. He has also been quoted by newspapers such as the Globe & Mail and the New York Times. In 2011, Rafiq was listed by Foreign Policy magazine as among the top 100 foreign policy Twitter users. Previously, Rafiq worked for the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and public relations firms Burson-Marsteller and Ruder Finn.

MA in Arab Studies, Georgetown University

Regions of Expertise 

Issues of Expertise 
Reform, security