Dr Syed Farooq Hasnat

Dr Syed Farooq Hasnat


PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
MA (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room E-237, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 646

Dr Hasnat is a Professor at the Department of Political Science. Educated in Pakistan and USA, he has an extensive teaching and research experience, spreading over thirty-two years at various Universities and Institutes in Pakistan, USA, Austria and Jordan. He has an honour to be on “Pakistan Chair” with Jordan University, for four years. He was as well Departmental Chairman at Punjab University. Hasnat was a member of Prime Minister’s Think-Tank on Middle Eastern Affairs and served as Political Affairs officer in the Prime Minister’s Secretariat. He was placed, for six years, as a Scholar at prestigious Middle East Institute, Washington, D.C. Hasnat is author of four books, the latest being “Global Security Watch-Pakistan”, published by praeger, USA. His numerous research articles are published in Journals of Columbia University; University of California, Berkeley; Turkey; Iran; China and Pakistan. He has participated in countless international and national conferences. He is working on much-needed books on ‘Pakistan-Middle Eastern Relations” and ‘Dictionary of Pakistani Issues and Events”.


  • 2011 – Global Security Watch – Pakistan, Published by Praeger, USA
  • 2008 – Pakistan: Unresolved Issues of State and Society, (Lahore: Vanguard)
  • 1988 – Security Problems of the Persian Gulf: Conflicts and Their Resolution (Lahore: Progressive Publishers)
  • 1986/87 – Security for the Weak Nations: A Multiple Perspective:
  • A joint project of Pakistani and Austrian scholars, edited along with Austrian Professor, Dr. Anton Pelinka. (Lahore: Izhar Sons)
  • 1985 – The Sikh Question: From Constitutional Demands To Armed Conflict.
  • Centre for South Asian Studies, University of the Punjab. (Lahore: University of the Punjab
  • The Equation between Political Parties and Military and the Future of Democracy in Pakistan in Issues of National Integration and Harmony in Pakistan, (ed) Arshi Saleem Hashmi (Islamabad: National Defence University (NDU), 2015): 123-144
  • Pakistan’s Vital Environment: The Middle Eastern Region in Beyond Afghanistan. Focus on emerging US—Pakistan relations.  Edited by Leo E. Rose and Kamal Matinuddin; The Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1989.
  • In Search of Peace And Security: Political Relations Between the United States and Pakistan in In Search of Peace and Security: Forty Years of Pakistan, 1968-1988; Edited by Rais Ahmad Khan (Karachi: Royal Book Company, 1990):50-81
  • The Making of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy in Pakistan Today, 1987. , General Editor, Reza Madhi, October, 1987
  • Bureaucracy, Political Process and Nation Building in The Case of Pakistan 1947—1977: Democracy, Pluralism and Nation Building, ed. S.A.H.Haqqi, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 1984
  • 2017- April-16- Paper Presentation at International Conference on Justice and Ethics; Firdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. (Abstract Published in Conference Proceedings Booklet).
  • 2016-  Shanghai Cooperation Organization as Platform for Regional Understanding: Its Economic, Political and Security Potential, Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs (Center for Strategic Research, Ankara, Turkey) , Volume XXI Number 1 (Spring 2016): 83-100.
  • 2014- A Regional Approach of Nawaz Sharif’s Foreign Policy, Journal of Asian Politics & History, (Hong Kong) No. 5. Fall: 73-88.
  • 2011- Pakistan-U.S. Relations on Slippery Grounds, Pakistan Vision, (HEC Recognized) Pakistan Study Center, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Vol. 12, No. 1 (June): 23-69.
  • 2009- Pakistan’s Strategic Interests, Afghanistan and the Fluctuating U.S. Strategy; Journal of International Affairs, Columbia University, U.S. Vol. 63, No. 1 (Fall/Winter): 141-155.
  • 2005 – Afghan Crises; A Dilemma for Pakistan’s Security and International Response; Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs (Turkey) (Spring): 35-52.
  • 2004 – Politics in Pakistan:  Problems of Active Participation and Political Process; Nepali Journal of Contemporary Studies; Vol. IV, No. 1 (March ): 39-58
  • 2004 – Implications of the 9/11: A Pakistani Perspective; IPRI Journal; Vol. IV, No. 1 (Winter):93-106
  • 2003 – Shifting Power Balance in the Gulf: An Appraisal of the Major Powers’ Maneuvers; Journal of Research; XXXVIII, No. 1 (January)
  • 2000 – The Problems of Re-Adjustment: A Case Study of Gulf Arab Societies in the Era of Rapid Transformation; Al-SIYASA; A Journal of Politics, Society and Culture; University of the Punjab, Lahore; Issue I (Summer): 37-74.
  • 1991 – The Emerging Patterns of Security Structure in the Persian Gulf, The Iranian Journal of International Affairs (IJIA) Vol. III, No. 1, (Spring):51-56
  • 1990/91 – Configuration of the Security Dimensions of Developing Nations: The Iranian Journal of International Affairs (IJIA), Vol. II, No. 4 (Winter):591-609.
  • 1989 – The System of Federalism in Pakistan: Constitutional Provisions for Decentralisation South Asian Studies 6, No. 2 (July):81-121.
  • 1988 – Afghanistan Crisis: Policy Positions of Afghanistan, Pakistan, U.S.S.R., U.S., Iran and India, Strategic Studies XI, No. 3 (Spring): 23 59.
  • 1987 – Environmental Typologies of Pakistan’s Security, Pakistan Horizon. Vol. XL: 51 64.
  • 1986 – Priority Setting of American Foreign Policy, 1950-1974: Relative Salience of Regions to US Policy Makers, Pakistan Journal of American Studies. Vol.4,No.1 (March): 53 78.
  • 1985 – Linkage Between Internal and External Conflict Relations : An Exercise in Theory Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences Vol.XI, Nos. 1&2.
  • 1985 – Military Intervention and the Third World: A Case Study of the Coup d’etates in Pakistan (1958) and Indonesia (1965), Journal of Research Vol.XX, No.2 (July): 15 34.
  • 1984 – Judicial Review and the Comparative Study of Pakistan and United States’ Judicial Branch of Government ; Journal of Research  XIX, Nos.1 2 (January July): 9 32.
  • 1984 – Indian Intervention in East Pakistan: A Review under International Law South Asian  Studies  1,No.1 (January) :57 82.
  • 1977 – A General Framework for Pakistan’s Policy Towards the Persian Gulf Region, Strategic Studies. Vol. I,No.3 (October December): 80 96

Events and Conferences :

  • 2017-Feb 21-22; Pakistan Study Center, Punjab University, Lahore; Two Day International Conference on Kashmir in Focus: Avoiding Conflict and Quest for Peace
  • 2016- Nov 29; Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), Lahore: National Seminar: “Strengthening Political Process for Functional Democracy in Pakistan”, Chair in Session One.
  • 2016- Feb 22-23; National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad;  International Seminar: “Trans-regional Stability and Security: Imperatives of Change”; Presented a Paper, “The Arab-Persian Cold War: Shaping the new Middle East”, in Academic Session -2: Whither Regional Hegemony?. Also spoke on “Palestine: The mother of all issues in the Middle East”, in Academic Session -3: Overcoming the Hotbeds of Conflict.
  • 2015- April 13-14; 1st International Conference, F.C. College University, “Ethno-Federalism in Punjab and Beyond”; Presided and participated in a Session, “Ethnicity and Politics in the Punjab Province.
  • International Seminar, “Crossroads Asia: Dynamics of Peace and Progress” (10-11 February, Tue-Wed, 2015). PAPER PRESENTED “Palestine: Whither a two-state solution?”, National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad.
  • Conference:- National Conference at National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad on  “Issues of National Integration and Harmony in Pakistan”, March 17-18, 2014; Presented a Paper, “The equation between Political Parties and Military and the future of democracy in Pakistan”.