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Muhammad Amir Rana is the president of Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS). He was a founder member of PIPS when it was launched in January 2006 and had previously worked as a journalist with various Urdu and English daily newspapers from 1996 until 2004. Amir Rana is security and political analyst and has worked extensively on issues related to counterterrorism, counter-extremism, and internal and regional security and politics. He has given lectures at several universities and security institutes in Pakistan and abroad. He has published widely in national and international journals, professional publications and magazines. He also writes regularly for Dawn, Pakistan’s leading English newspaper. He is the editor of Pakistan Annual Security Report, and PIPS research journal ‘Conflict and Peace Studies’.



Editorial Advisory Board of PIPS research journal Conflict and Peace Studies

Khaled Ahmed

Consulting Editor,
The Friday Times, Lahore, Pakistan.

Prof. Dr. Saeed Shafqat

Director, Centre for Public Policy and Governance, Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan.

Marco Mezzera

Senior Adviser, Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre / Norsk Ressurssenter for Fredsbygging, Norway.

Prof. Dr. Syed Farooq Hasnat

Pakistan Study Centre, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Anatol Lieven

Professor, Department of War Studies, King’s College, London, United Kingdom.

 Peter Bergen

Senior Fellow, New American Foundation, Washington D.C., USA.

Dr. Muhammad Khalid Masud

Former Chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology in Pakistan.

Dr. Catarina Kinnvall

Department of Political Science, Lund University, Sweden.

Dr. Adam Dolnik

Professor of Counterterrorism, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Germany.

Tahir Abbas

Professor of Sociology, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Rasul Bakhsh Rais

Professor, Political Science,
Lahore University of Management Sciences Lahore, Pakistan.

Dr. Tariq Rahman

Dean, School of Education, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan.