C. Christine Fair

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C. Christine Fair is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University's Security Studies Program within the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She is the author of the book "Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army's Way of War."

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Foreign Policy Essay

The Foreign Policy Essay: Whether or Not Pakistan Will Join the War in Yemen May Depend on a Group You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Editor’s Note: It’s payback time. As Saudi Arabia goes to war in Yemen, it is calling in favors, with Egypt and other allies joining Riyadh’s “alliance” against the Houthis, whom the Saudis see as another Iranian proxy. Pakistan, with perhaps the most capable military in the Muslim world, is considering joining the fray. Georgetown University’s C.

Foreign Policy Essay

The Foreign Policy Essay: Al Qaeda’s Re-launch in South Asia

Lost in the hubbub over the rise of the Islamic State and the Obama administration’s move to war in Iraq was the Al Qaeda core’s declaration of a new affiliate in South Asia—long a home to jihadist activity. C. Christine Fair, a colleague of mine at Georgetown, preeminent South Asia expert, and chef d’evil cuisine, explains why Zawahiri might find the region ripe for expansion.