C. Christine Fair
Life and work
Fair earned a PhD from the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilization in 2004 and an MA from the Harris School of Public Policy in 1997 at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS), Fair served as a senior political scientist with the RAND Corporation, a political officer to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan in Kabul, and as a senior research associate at the Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention at the United States Institute of Peace. Her research focuses upon political and military affairs in the Indian Subcontinent. She has authored, co-authored and co-edited several books including Treading Softly on Sacred Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations on Sacred Space (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, and Sri Lanka. She is a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also a senior fellow with the Counter Terrorism Center at West Point.
Fair has published extensively on South Asian political and military affairs and has also testified before the United States Congress several times about these issues. Fair has published several articles defending the use of drones and has been critical of analyses by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and other humanitarian organizations.  Her pro-drone stance has been criticized, and she has been accused of having conflicts of interests.
- C. Christine Fair. Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army's Way of War (Oxford University Press, May 2014)
- C. Christine Fair. State of Terror (Foreign Policy, September 2012)
- C. Christine Fair. The Militant Challenge in Pakistan (Asia Policy, January 2011)
- Ali Riaz and C. Christine Fair Eds. Islam and Governance in Bangladesh (Routlege, 2010)
- C. Christine Fair et al.Pakistan: Can the United States secure an insecure state? (RAND, 2010)
- Jacob N. Shapiro and C. Christine Fair Understanding Support for Islamist Militancy in Pakistan (International Security, Winter 2009/10)
- C. Christine Fair and Seth G. Jones Pakistan's War Within (Survival, December 2009 – January 2010)
- C. Christine Fair Pakistan & Afghanistan: Domestic Pressures and Regional Threats (Journal of International Affairs, Fall/Winter 2009)
- C. Christine Fair Time for Sober Realism: Renegotiating U.S. Relations with Pakistan (The Washington Quarterly, April 2009)
- C. Christine Fair Students Islamic Movement of India and the Indian Mujahideen: An Assessment (Asia Policy, January 2009)
- C. Christine Fair and Stephen M. Shellman Determinants of Popular Support for Iran’S Nuclear Program: Insights from a Nationally Representative Survey (Contemporary Security Policy,December 2008)
- Victor Asal, C. Christine Fair, Stephen Shellman Consenting to a Child's Decision to Join a Jihad: Insights from a Survey of Militant Families in Pakistan (Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, December 2008)
- C. Christine Fair and Sumit Ganguly Treading on Hallowed Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations in Sacred Spaces(Oxford University Press, 2008)
- C. Christine Fair Challenge: Militancy and Religious Education in Pakistan (USIP, 2008)
- C. Christine Fair Militant Recruitment in Pakistan: A New Look at the Militancy-Madrasah Connection (Asia Policy, July 2007)
- "Carol Christine Fair". Explore.georgetown.edu. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
- "C. Christine Fair". RAND. 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
- "C. Christine Fair". Christinefair.net. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
- "Ethical and methodological issues in assessing drones' civilian impacts in Pakistan". Washignton Post. 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
- Norton, Ben (4 November 2015). "'I AM a rambo b**ch': Meet the drone defender who hates neo-cons, attacks Glenn Greenwald — and may have conflicts of her own". Salon. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
- Personal web page
- Georgetown University
- United States Institute of Peace
- The RAND Corporation
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Pakistan Security Research Unit, Bradford
- After bin Laden, Still No Choice for U.S. with Pakistan, Q&A with C. Christine Fair about U.S.–Pakistan relations (May 2011)