C. Christine Fair

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Carol Christine Fair (born 1968) is an associate professor at the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS), within Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.


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C. Christine Fair is an associate professor in the Security Studies Program within Georgetown's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Fair obtained her PhD from the University of Chicago, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations in 2004 and an MA from the Harris School of Public Policy in 1997. Prior to joining the Security Studies Program (SSP) within Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, she served as a senior political scientist with the RAND Corporation, a political officer to the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan in Kabul, and as a senior research associate in USIP’s Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention. Her research focuses upon political and military affairs in South Asia. She has authored, co-authored and co-edited several books including Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army's Way of War (Oxford University Press, 2014), Pakistan's Enduring Challenges (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014), Cops as Counterinsurgents: Policing Insurgencies edited with Sumit Ganguly (forthcoming 2013, OUP) Cuisines of the Axis of Evil and Other Irritating States (Lyons Press, 2008); Treading Softly on Sacred Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations on Sacred Space edited with Sumit Ganguly (OUP, 2008); The Madrassah Challenge: Militancy and Religious Education in Pakistan (USIP, 2008), Fortifying Pakistan: The Role of U.S. Internal Security Assistance (USIP, 2006); among others and has written numerous peer-reviewed articles covering a range of security issues in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Iran, and Sri Lanka. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Women in International Security, and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies. She serves on the editorial board of Current History, Small Wars and Insurgencies, Asia Policy, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and India Review. She is also a senior fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. Her publications are available at www.christinefair.net.[1]

Fair has been the subject of numerous attacks by Pakistani media and has even been threatened by Pakistan's intelligence agency for her work which is very critical of Pakistan's army and its reliance upon terrorists under its nuclear umbrella as principle tools of foreign policy.[2]

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