I’m an analyst based in the Washington, D.C. area and specializing in South Asian and Middle Eastern security issues. My recent work has focused on examining the strategic narratives of al-Qa`ida Core, al-Qa`ida in the Arabian Peninsula, and the Taliban. I have worked in the private sector and at multiple foreign policy think tanks in the Washington, D.C. area. I’m fluent in Urdu and have knowledge of Arabic, Persian, Punjabi, and Hindi. I received an M.S. in Foreign Service with a concentration in International Relations and Security from Georgetown University (MSFS ’10) and a B.A. with High Honors in Political Science and Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies from Emory University (C ’06).


“An Uneasy Alliance: Pakistan and the United States.” Albar A. Sheikh. Journal of International Peace Operations. September-October 2010. Available at: http://web.peaceops.com/archives/category/get-the-journal/get-v6/get-v6n3.

“Build Pakistan, Don’t Buy Pakistan.” Albar A. Sheikh and Shyam Sundaram. Huffington Post. 27 July 2010. Available at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/albar-sheikh.

NOTE: All blog entries are written in a private capacity. The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of his employer or its clients.


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