Husain Haqqani


Husain Haqqani is a famous Pakistani jounalist, political activist, and academic. He was born on July 1, 1956 in Karachi Pakistan. Husain Haqqani married to Farahnaz Ispahani (former producer at MSNBC & CNN) in March 2000. He started his early education in his hometown. Husain completed his degree of B.A in 1977 & M.A in 1980 from the University of Karachi. He is also the author of four famous books about Pakistan. His books are feartured in major publications in world like The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, & Foreign Policy.

He is well known for the former ambassador of Pakistan to Sri Lanka and US. Husain is also the political advisor for Nawaz Sharif and spokesperson for Benazir Bhutto. From 1980-1988 he also worked as a journalist.

Quick Facts

Full NameHusain Haqqani
Alternate SpellingHussain Haqqani
Date of Birth1 July 1956
Place of BirthKarachi, Pakistan
SpouseFarahnaz Ispahani
Alma MaterUniversity of Karachi
ProfessionSouth Asia expert, journalist, diplomat, academic, political activist
Notable Positions Held– Pakistan Ambassador to the United States (2008 – 2011)
– High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka (1992 – 1993)
– Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C.
– Co-editor of Hudson’s journal “Current Trends in Islamist Ideology”
– Senior Research Fellow and Diplomat-in-Residence at the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy in Abu Dhabi
– Political adviser for Nawaz Sharif
– Spokesperson for Benazir Bhutto
Notable WorksAuthor of four books on Pakistan
PublicationsArticles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, among others
EducationB.A. degree with distinction (1977), M.A. degree in International Relations (1980) from University of Karachi
Early CareerWorked as a journalist covering the war in Afghanistan, served as a correspondent for various publications
Political AffiliationInitially associated with Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba, later emerged as a critic of radical Islamist groups
ExileExiled in 1999 following criticisms against the government of Pervez Musharraf
ControversyInvolved in the Memogate incident, accused of authoring a memo calling for US intervention in Pakistan
Judicial commission formed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan investigated the allegations
Chief Justice of Pakistan later suggested the Memogate affair was a waste of time
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Husain Haqqani Books about Pakistan

Book TitlePublisherPublication Year
Pakistan: Between Mosque and MilitaryCarnegie Endowment for International Peace2005
Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of MisunderstandingPublicAffairs2013
India vs PakistanJuggernaut Books2016
Reimagining Pakistan: Transforming a Dysfunctional Nuclear StateHarperCollins2018

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Husain Haqqani is a Pakistani journalist, academic, political activist, and former ambassador of Pakistan to Sri Lanka and the United States.

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Husain Haqqani is 67 years old as of 2024.

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The name of Husain Haqqani’s wife is Farahnaz Ispahani.

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