Faiysal AliKhan

Fellow, International Security Program

Faiysal AliKhan is the co-founder and CEO of the Foundation for Integrated Development Action (www.fidapk.org), a non-profit organization in Pakistan. He is also the executive director of the PESCO Group and of Ariba Celcom, which are involved in trading, critical communications, security, transportation and contract logistics. He is a member of the Pakistan International Chamber of Commerce and has chaired their Customs and Trade Regulation Commission and continues to remain involved in trade facilitation in the region.

He has served on the boards of SHV Energy and DHL Pakistan, and is currently serving on the board of the Rural Support Programmes Network (www.rspn.org) and is an active member of a number of their steering committees.

He has spoken on issues of national security, development, and trade at a number of think tank and government offices around the world, including a recent conference at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. He has also facilitated workshops at the Center for Reconstruction and Stabilization Studies at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and was part of an Indo-Pak dialogue arranged by the New America.

He was nominated for the National Defence University, Islamabad in 2009 and is a graduate of their National Security Workshop. He is also an associate fellow of the Asia Society, through which he is a regular commenter in the international media.

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How 'Youth Bulges' Are Reshaping Pakistan and Afghanistan

AliKhan says that harnessing the power of youth is still an underutilized strategy in the region.

Pakistan Security Conference 2015

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Afghan Power-Sharing Deal

New America Foundation's Faiysal AliKhan discusses the new deal that named former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani president.

Afghanistan Presidential Rivals Approve a Power-Sharing Government

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Afghanistan's Unity Deal is Important for Progress in the Country

For more insight of Afghanistan's unity deal, we spoke with Faiysal AlikKan, a policy analyst and fellow with the New America Foundation.

Faiysal AliKhan on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India

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Afghanistan Is STILL Not Iraq (Post-Karzai Edition)

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