Imtiaz Ali is a Non-Resident Fellow with the Center for Global Policy – a Washington D.C.-based non-partisan think tank working exclusively on issues at the intersection of U.S. foreign policy and Muslim geopolitics. He is currently based in Washington D.C. and working as a public policy analyst and consultant focusing on political, security, development, and media-related issues related to Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the wider South Asia region.
Imtiaz was born in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, where he worked for several years as a journalist for local and foreign media organizations such as the Washington Post, London’s Daily Telegraph, BBC, and prominent Pakistani newspapers The News and Dawn. He has written special policy reports for the United States Institute of Peace and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, and his opinion pieces and research articles have appeared in the Foreign Policy, Yale Global Online, the Atlantic, CTC Sentinel of West Point, and the Global Terrorism Monitor of the Jamestown Foundation.
Of all the challenges Washington faces in the Afghan peace process, the continuing strained relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan has proven to be one of the most difficult.
On the day the Army Public School reopens, it's worth pausing to remember that Peshawar wasn't always filled with violence and terror.