Husain Haqqani

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Husain Haqqani, "the director of the Center for International Relations and an associate professor at Boston University. He is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and co-chair of Hudson Institute’s Project on Islam and Democracy" and a scholar with Hudson's Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World. [1]

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Bio

Haqqani "has previously served as Pakistan’s ambassador to Sri Lanka, and as a political advisor to Pakistani prime ministers Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, Nawaz Sharif, and Benazir Bhutto." [2]

"He has contributed to numerous international publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Foreign Policy, The New Republic and The Financial Times. He regularly comments on Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Islamic politics and extremism on BBC, C-Span, CNN, NBC, Fox News and ABC. He has also written and spoken extensively on U.S. relations with the Muslim world." [3]

Neocon Nexus

Haqqani is presently a co-Chair at the Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World established at the Hudson Institute by the neoconservative Hillel Fradkin.

Previously he has collaborated with another neocon pundit, Stephen Schwartz on the Institute for Islamic Progress and Peace. While on a tour Schwartz to promote the think tank, both were reported attacking mainstream American Muslim organizations. They claimed that "[e]xtremists dominate all of the major Muslim advocacy groups". According to the Cleveland Jewish News, Haqqani said:

There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world and only 18% of them are Arabs, Haqqani points out. In the U.S., only 200,000 of the 4 million Muslims are Arabs. Furthermore, only one-third of the Arabs in the U.S. are Muslim. A little more than half of one percent of American Muslims are Palestinian.
"Yet Muslim leadership in America focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as its core issue,"...

Haqqani and Schwartz then went on to say:

The Jewish lobby has to organize, write letters, and continue to contribute to politicians to counter the Saudi lobby, which has extraordinary influence in Washington [4]

Books

  • Husain Haqqani, America's new alliance with Pakistan: Avoiding the traps of the past (Policy brief), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, January 1, 2002. ASIN B0006S10M8
  • Husain Haqqani, Pakistan Between Mosque and Military, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, July 2005. ISBN 0870032143
  • Hillel Fradkin, Husain Haqqani, "Islamism and Terrorism: The Ideological Dimension", Introduction to Current Trends in Islamist Ideology vol. 1, Hudson Institute, May 19th, 2005.
  • Husain Haqqani, "The Ideologies of South Asian Jihadi Groups", in Current Trends in Islamist Ideology vol. 1, Hudson Institute, May 19, 2005
  • Hillel Fradkin, Husain Haqqani, "Islamism and Terrorism: The Ideological Dimension", Forward, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology vol. 2, Hudson Institute, September 12, 2005.
  • Husain Haqqani, "India's Islamist Groups", in Current Trends in Islamist Ideology vol. 3, Hudson Institute, February 16, 2006.

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Email: haqqani@bu.edu

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