Ishtiaq Ahmad is an academic and author based in Islamabad.

He has served as the Quaid-e-Azam Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford; Vice Chancellor of Sargodha University, Pakistan; Director, School of Politics and International Relations at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad; and Vice Chair of International Relations at Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus.

He is a recipient of International Visitors Leadership Program grant, USA; Fulbright Fellowship at University of California, Santa Barbra, USA; and Hanns-Seidel Fellowship at Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany.

He has published on regional politics, security and economic integration in South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East, including an edited volume titled Pakistan’s Democratic Transition; Change and Persistence. As a former journalist, he reported for The Nation and edited The Muslim.