Dr Rasul Bakhsh Rais is Professor of Political Science in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS, Lahore since 2002. He took time off from LUMS and served at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad from August 2013 to December 2014. Dr Rais has Ph.D. in Political Science from University of California, Santa Barbara. Before joining LUMS, he remained associated with the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad for nearly 22 years as Professor/Director, Area Study Centre and prior to that as Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations.  He was Quaid-i-Azam Distinguished Professor of Pakistan Studies at Columbia University, New York for 3 years, 1991-94.  He took Fulbright fellowship at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, 1997-98, Social Science Research Fellowship at Harvard, 1989-90, Rockefeller Foundation fellowship in International Relations at the University of California, Berkeley, 1985-85.  He is author of Recovering the Frontier State: War, Ethnicity and State in Afghanistan (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2008), War Without Winners: Afghanistan’s Uncertain Transition after the Cold War (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1996), Indian Ocean and the Superpowers: Economic, Political and Strategic Perspectives (London: Croom Helm, 1986), editor of State, Society and Democratic Change in Pakistan (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1997) and with Charles H. Kennedy, Pakistan 1995 (Boulder: Westview Press, 1996)  He has published widely in professional journals on political and security issues pertaining to South Asia, Indian Ocean and Afghanistan. His current research interests are: Modernism, State and Challenge of Radical Islam in Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2019). Geopolitics on the Pakistan–Afghanistan Borderland: An Overview of Different Historical Phases. Geopolitics, 24 (2), 284-304, doi:10.1080/14650045.2017.1359546.

Rais, R. (2014). "Will Nawaz Sharif's third tenure be different?". Seminar (664), 14.. Seminar.

Rais, R. (2014). "Politics in Pakistan today: the challenge of securing democracy". IIC Quarterly, 41 (3), 104-116.

Rais, R., Shapiro, J., de Mesquita, E., Fair & Fair, C. & Jordan, J. (2014). "Measuring Political Violence in Pakistan: Insights from the BFRS Dataset". Conflict Management and Peace Science, 1-23.

Rais, R. (2013). "Pakistan's role in Afghanistan post-2014". South Asian Journal (SAFMA), (42), 55-62.

Rais, R. (2011). "Country Focus: Pakistan". Political Insight, 2 (2).

Rais, R. (2008). "Afghanistan and Pakistan: Difficult Neighbors". NBR Analysis, 19 (5), 13-24.

Rais, R. (2007). "Identity Politics and Minorities in Pakistan". South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 30 (1), 111-126.

Rais, R. (2005). "Conceptualizing Nuclear Deterrence: Pakistan's Posture". India Review, 4 (2), 144-172.

Rais, R. (2004). "A Sociological Analysis of Political Actors and Power Networks in Pakistan". Ethnic Studies Report (International Journal of Ethnic and Social Studies), 22 (1).

Rais, R. (2003). "Warlords, State and Political Reconstruction of Afghanistan". National Development and Security, 11 (3).

Rais, R. (2001). "Integration and Community Formation in South Asia: Need for Institutions, Norms and Values". South Asian Survey, 8 (1), 219-228, doi:10.1177/097152310100800206.

Rais, R. (2000). "Afghanistan: A Forgotten Cold War Tragedy". Ethnic Studies Report (International Journal of Ethnic and Social Studies), 18 (2).

Rais, R. (1999). "Conflict in Afghanistan: Ethnicity, Religion and Neighbours". Ethnic Studies Report (International Journal of Ethnic and Social Studies), 27 (1), 1-12.

Rais, R. (1997). "Indo-U.S. Relations: Implications for Pakistan". Pakistan Journal of American Studies.

Rais, R. (1996). "Pakistan and the Middle East". Encyclopedia of the Middle East.

Rais, R. (1995). "Legitimacy and the Struggle for Power in Afghanistan". Current Affairs Digest.

Rais, R. (1995). "How Real is the Islamic Threat". Strategic Studies, (18).

Rais, R. (1994). "Pakistan: Hope Amidst Turmoil". Journal of Democracy.

Rais, R. (1994). "Faith and Realpolitik: The Dynamics of Pakistan's Relations with the Arab World". Beirut Review, (7).

Rais, R. (1993). "Afghanistan and the Regional Powers". Asian Survey, 33 (9), 905-922.

Rais, R. (1992). " Afghanistan and Regional Security After the Cold War". Problems of Communism (Problems of Post-Communism).

Rais, R. (1992). "Afghanistan After the Soviet Withdrawal,". Current History.

Rais, R. (1991). "Soviet Union and the Gulf Crisis: Search for a Partnership with the West". Strategic Studies.

Rais, R. (1991). "The Afghan Conflict: Is a Political Settlement Possible?". Bulletin of Peace Proposals (Security Dialogue), 22 (3), 303-313.

Rais, R. (1991). "Pakistan in the Regional and Global Power Structure". Asian Survey, 31 (4), 378-392, doi:10.2307/2645391.

Rais, R. (1990). "Regional Naval Response to the Superpowers' Naval Presence in the Indian Ocean". Naval Forces: International Forum for Maritime Power, (2).

Rais, R. (1989). "Pakistan in 1988: From Command to Conciliation Politics". Asian Survey, 29 (2), 199-206, doi:10.2307/2644580.

Rais, R. (1988). "Politics of Regional Cooperation in South Asia". Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Rais, R. (1988). "Pakistan in 1987: Transition to Democracy". Asian Survey, 28 (2), 126-136, doi:10.2307/2644814.

Rais, R. (1986). "Gulf Security and the US Concerns". Pakistan Journal of American Studies.

Rais, R. (1985). "Pakistan's Nuclear Program: Prospects for Proliferation". Asian Survey, 25 (4), 458-472, doi:10.2307/2644229.

Rais, R. (1985). "Elections in Pakistan: Is Democracy Winning?". Asian Affairs: An American Review, 12 (3), 43-61, doi:10.1080/00927678.1985.10553682.

Rais, R. (1984). "Nuclear Factor in Pakistan-United States Relations". Pakistan Journal of American Studies.

Rais, R. (1983). "South Asian Security and the US Policy". Strategic Studies.

Rais, R. (1983). "US Non-Proliferation Policy in South Asia". Pakistan Journal of American Studies.

Rais, R. (1983). "An Appraisal of U.S. Strategy in the Indian Ocean". Asian Survey, 23 (9), 1043-1051, doi:10.2307/2644105.

Rais, R. (1982). "Political Leadership and Social Change". Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences.

Rais, R. (2020). Sharing the Pie: Sharing Economy and Social Justice, Under Review. Adrian Murray and Fayyaz Baqir (Eds.), Beyond Free Market: Social Inclusion and Globalisation, (pp. 25).

Rais, R. (2020). In the Shadow of Military Regimes: Politics, Society and Democratic Transition, InPress. Sami Al-Arian (Eds.), Civil-Military Relations in the Muslim World.

Rais, R. (2019). "Contested Identities of Pakistan: Exploring Alternative Visions", InPress. Mathew Joseph C (Eds.), Pakistan the Muslim World.

Rais, R. (2017). "Social drivers of democratic change", Published. Ishtiaq Ahmad and Adnan Rafiq (Eds.), Pakistan's Democratic Transition: Change and Persistence, (pp. 95-109), Routledge.

Rais, R. (2016). "Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007)", Published. Richard C. Martin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Islam and the Middle East, Macmillan Reference, US, an imprint of Gale, a part of Cengage Learning.

Rais, R. (2016). The Media and Foreign Policy Discourses in Pakistan, Published. The Role of Media in Promoting Understanding in South Asia, Pentagon Press.

Rais, R. (2016). "Politics in Pakistan Today: The Challenge of Securing Democracy", Published. Rajiv Kumar and Omita Goyal (Eds.), Thirty Years of SAARC: Society, Culture and Development, (pp. 96-108), Sage Publications.

Rais, R. (2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent", Published. Michael Krepon, Joshua T. White, Julia Thompson and Shane Mason (Eds.), Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia, Stimson Center.

Rais, R. (2012). "Pakistan`s Perspective on the Afghan Transition", Published. Shanthie Mariet D'Souza (Eds.), Afghanistan in Transition: Beyond 2014, Pentagon Press and Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.

Rais, R. (2011). "War in Afghanistan: Security Challenges for Pakistan", Published. Ijaz Khan (Eds.), Pakistan's Foreign Policy: Analysis of Domestic, Regional and International Levels, (pp. 1-19), Department of International Relations, University of Peshawar and Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad.

Rais, R. (2011). "Religious Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan: Challenges for National Security", Published. Amitendu Palit (Eds.), South Asia Beyond the Global Financial Crisis, (pp. 117-140), World Scientific.

Rais, R. (2010). "A Pakistani Perspective", Published. S. D. Muni (Eds.), The Emerging Dimension of SAARC, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore and Foundation Books.

Rais, R. (2010). "Afghanistan: A Weak State in the Path of Power Rivalries", Published. T.V. Paul (Eds.), South Asia's Weak States: Understanding the Regional Insecurity Predicament, Stanford University Press.

Rais, R. (2009). "Turkey's Quest for the European Union: Pakistani and Muslim India Perspectives", Published. Reflections of EU-Turkey Relations in the Muslim World, (pp. 29-40), Open Society Foundation.

Rais, R. (2009). "Identity, politics and minorities", Published. Ahmad Salim (Eds.), The Land of Two Traditions and Beyond, (pp. 165-176), Sustainable Development Policy Institute.

Rais, R. (2009). "The Troubled State and Troubled Relations: Afghanistan and Pakistan after 9/11", Published. Moonis Ahmar (Eds.), Foreign Policy Making Process: A Case Study of Pakistan, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi.

Rais, R. (2009). "The Future of Afghanistan: Appraising alternatives", Published. V. Krishnappa‚ Shanthie Mariet D'souza‚ Priyanka Singh (Eds.), Saving Afghanistan, (pp. 79-91), Academic Foundation.

Rais, R. (2008). "Reinventing Governance: A Case Study on Devolution", Published. Syed Mubashir Ali and Muhammad Amjad Saqib (Eds.), Devolution and Governance: Reforms in Pakistan, Oxford University Press.

Rais, R. (2008). "Micro-Credit in Community Organization: A Study of the Soan Valley Development Project", Published. Syed Mubashir Ali (Professor), Muḥammad Amjad S̲āqib (Eds.), Devolution and Governance: Reforms in Pakistan, Oxford University Press.

Rais, R. (2006). "Hostage to History: The India-Pakistan Confrontation in the Nuclear Age", Published. Charles H. Kennedy and Cynthia Botteron (Eds.), Pakistan 2005, Oxford University Press.

Rais, R. (2005). "Teaching of International Relations in Pakistani Universities", Published. Inayatullah et. al. (Eds.), Social Sciences in Pakistan: A Profile, Council of Social Sciences.

Rais, R. (2005). "Promise and Performance of Devolution: Some Tentative Findings on Responsiveness", Published. Pakistan after 9/11: The Turnaround, Institute of Strategic Studies in Collaboration with Allama Iqbal Fellowship and Wolfson College, Cambridge University.

Rais, R. (2005). "Pakistan's Relations with Post-Taliban Afghanistan", Published. Moonis Ahmar (Eds.), The Challenge of Rebuilding Afghanistan, Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Dept. of International Relations, University of Karachi and the Hanns Seidel Foundation.

Rais, R. (2004). "Islamic Radicalism and Minorities in Pakistan", Published. Satu P. Limaye, Kohan Malik and Robert G. Wirsing (Eds.), Religious Radicalism and Security in South Asia, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.

Rais, R. (2004). "United Nations in a Changing World System", Published. Unipolar World and the Muslim States, Pakistan Forum.

Rais, R. (2004). "In the Shadow of the Past: Pakistan's Afghan Policy", Published. Craig Baxter (Eds.), Pakistan on the Brink: Politics, Economics, and Society, Lexington Books.

Rais, R. (2003). "Building State and Nation in Pakistan", Published. Charles H. Kennedy, Kathleen McNeil, Carl Ernst and David Gilmartin (Eds.), Pakistan at the Millennium, Oxford University Press.

Rais, R. (2002). "Politics of Ethnicity and Democratic Process in Pakistan", Published. Gurnam Singh (Eds.), Ethno-Nationalism and Emerging World (Dis) Order, Kanishka Publishers, Distributors.

Rais, R. (2002). "Pakistan and the United States: Shaping a New Partnership", Published. Fahmida Ashraf, Amera Saeed and Najam Rafique (Eds.), Peace and Security in South Asia, Institute of Strategic Studies.

Rais, R. (2002). "Drug Trafficking in the Golden Crescent: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Beyond", Published. K M de Silva, G H Periris and S W R de A Samarasinghe (Eds.), Corruption in South Asia: India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, International Center for Ethnic Studies.

Rais, R. (2001). "Mixed Priorities: Governance and Defence Spending and Governance in Pakistan", Published. Bertram Bastiampillai, Lok Baral and Rasul Bakhsh Rais (Eds.), Governance and Defence Spending views from South Asia, Regional Centre for Strategic Studies.

Rais, R. (2000). "Post-Cold War Security Study in Pakistan: Continuity and Change", Published. Depankar Bereji (Eds.), Security Study in South Asia, Regional Centre for Strategic Study.

Rais, R. (1999). "Stable Crisis: Kashmir, India and Pakistan", Published. Gerald Peiris and S.W.R. de A Samarasinghe (Eds.), History and Politics: Millennial Perspectives, Law and Society Trust.

Rais, R. (1999). "Assessing the Threat of Islamic Revivalism in Pakistan", Published. Nancy Jetly (Eds.), Regional Security in South Asia: The Ethno Sectarian Dimensions, Lancers Books.

Rais, R. (1997). "Russian factor in Regional Security in Central Asia", Published. K.M Asif and Abdul Barkat (Eds.), Central Asia: Internal and External Dynamics, Institute of Regional Studies.

Rais, R. (1997). "Electoral Politics and Democratic Change in Pakistan", Published. Rasul Bakhsh Rais (Eds.), State, Society and Democratic Change in Pakistan, Oxford University Press.

Rais, R. (1995). "Benazir's Return to Power, 1992-1994", Published. Rasul Bakhsh Rais and Charles H. Kennedy (Eds.), Pakistan: 1995, Westview Press.

Rais, R. (1995). Security, State and Democracy in Pakistan", Published. Marvin Wienbaum (Eds.), South Asia Approaches the Millennium: Rethinking National Security, Boulder.

Rais, R. (1995). "Pakistan's Maritime Interests and Policies in the Indian Ocean", Published. Indian Ocean: Security and Stability in the Post Cold War Era, Pakistan Naval Headquarters.

Rais, R. (1993). "South Asia and the Global System: Continuity and Change", Published. Ed. Shelton U. Kodikara (Eds.), External Compulsions of South Asian Polities, Sage Publications.

Rais, R. (1991). "Punjab Issue: A Pakistani Perspective", Published. K.M De Silva and R.J May (Eds.), Internationalization of Ethnic Conflict in South Asia, International Center for Ethnic Studies.

Rais, R. (1989). "South Asian Security Environment: Options for Pakistan", Published. Rais Ahmad Khan. Rasul B. Rais and Khalid Waheed (Eds.), South Asia: Military Power and Regional Politics, Islamabad Council of World Affairs.

Rais, R. (1989). "State of International Relations in Pakistan", Published. M. H. Hashmi (Eds.), State of Social Sciences in Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam University.

Rais, R. (1989). "Security Options for Pakistan", Published. Rafique Ahmad (Eds.), Pakistan-India Relations, Center for South Asian Studies.

Rais, R. (1989). "Implications of India's Naval Development on Pakistan", Published. Robert Bruce (Eds.), Modern Indian Navy, Center for Indian Ocean Regional Studies, Curtin University of Technology.

Rais, R. (1988). "Issues of Peace and Security in South Asia", Published. Leo Rose and Noor Hussain (Eds.), Pakistan-United States Relations, Institute of East-Asian Studies, University of California.

Rais, R. (1988). "US Military Build-Up in the Persian Gulf: Limitations and Risks", Published. Robert Bruce (Eds.), Australia and the Indian Ocean, Centre for Indian Ocean Regional Studies, Curtin University of Technology.

Rais, R. (1987). "Regional Cooperation in South Asia", Published. Robert Bruce (Eds.), Perspectives on International Relations in the Indian Ocean Region, Asia Publishers.

Rais, R. (1986). "Pakistan's Relations with the Soviet Union", Published. Leo Rose and Noor Hussain (Eds.), United States-Pakistan Relations, Institute of South East Asian Studies.

Rais, R. (1983). "The Politics of US Interests in the Indian Ocean", Published. Rais Ahmad Khan (Eds.), Pakistan-US Relations, Area Study Center for Africa, North & South America, Quaid-i-Azam University.

Rais, R. (2017). Imagining Pakistan: Modernism, State and the Politics of Islamic Revival, Lexington Books.

Rais, R. (2017). Islam, Ethnicity and Power Politics: Constructing Pakistan's National Identity, Oxford University Press.

Rais, R. (2008). Recovering the Frontier State: War, Ethnicity and the State in Afghanistan, Lexington Books.

Rais, R. (1997). State, Society, and Democratic Change in Pakistan, Oxford University Press.

Rais, R. (1995). Pakistan: 1995, Westview Press.

Rais, R. (1994). War Without Winners: Afghanistan's Uncertain Transition After the Cold War, Oxford University Press.

Rais, R. (1986). The Indian Ocean and the Superpowers: Economic Political and Strategic Perspectives, Croom Helm.

Rais, R. (2020). Global Great Game: Implications for Pakistan. 4th Army Corp Headquarters, Lahore, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2020). Public Service: Ethics and Governance. National School of Public Policy, Lahore, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2020). Society and Law on the Afghan Frontier: Continuity and Change from British Rule to Pakistan. Law and Society Association, Denver, United States of America.

Rais, R. (2019). Ethics in Public Service Management. Panel Discussion, Lahore, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2019). In the Shadow of Military Regimes: Politics, Society and Democratic Transition in Pakistan. Quest for Democracy: Examining Civil-Military Relations in Muslim Societies, Istanbul, Turkey.

Rais, R. (2019). Elements of National Power and Comprehensive Security. Talk at Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2019). Afghanistan: War and State Building in the Frontier State. 13th HSS Conference, Critical Interventions: Mapping Emerging Scholarship on South Asia, April 10-11, 2019, Lahore, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2019). 2018 Elections in Pakistan. Electoral Study Group Symposium, Lahore, Pakistan.

rais, R. (2018). The Third Partnership: Afghan War and Pakistan-US Relations. Pakistan-US Relations Under Trump: Continuity and Change, IPRI, Islamabad, ICT, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2017). "Identity Construction and Politics of Autonomy in the Seraiki Regions of Pakistan". World Congress of International Political Science Association/ Poznan, Poznan, Poland.

Rais, R. (2015). "China and Pakistan: Developing a Futuristic Partnership". International Conference on Pak-China Strategic Partnership and its Regional Implications, Organized by Area Study Center, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2015). "Seraiki Nationalism: Identity Construction and Politics of Autonomy". International Conference on Ethno-Federalism in Punjab and Beyond, organized by Forman Christian College, American Institute of Pakistan Studies and Hanns Seidel Stiftung, Lahore, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2014). "Regional and Afghanistan Issues". Two days international seminar on Building China-Pakistan Community of Shared Destiny in the New Era organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad in collaboration with Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2014). "Draw down NATO/ISAF draw down from Afghanistan and Regional Security Environment". Workshop on Defense, Deterrence and Stability in South Asia organised by the Center for International Strategic Studies (CISS), Islamabad in collaboration with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2014). "Pakistan media and foreign policy". International conference on Promoting Regional Understanding: The Role of Media organized by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi, India.

Rais, R. (2014). " Democratic Transition and Prospects". International conference on Pakistan: Opportunity in Crisis organized by Pakistan Knowledge Forum in collaboration with the Asian Studies Centre, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford and the Forum for International Relations Development, London, United Kingdom.

Rais, R. (2013). "NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan 2014- A Chance for Peace or Chaos?". Pakistan –German Media Dialogue, organised by Heinrich Boll Stiftung (HBS) with support of German Foreign Office, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2013). "Foreign Policy and Budget: Effects on Human Security". International conference on Democratization of Public Policies Pakistan, Afghanistan, India organised by South Asia Partnership Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2013). "Afghan Reconciliation in Regional Context: Role of Regional Parties". International conference on Heart of Asia, 2015 and Beyond organised by National Defence University (NDU) Islamabad in collaboration with Near East South Asia Centre for Strategic Studies (NESA), USA, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2012). "Identity Issues in Pakistan". International Conference organised by the FCCU, the International Islamic University, American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS), and South Asian Muslim Studies Association (SAMNSA) AT FC College, Lahore, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2012). "Contested Identities of Pakistan: Exploring Alternative Visions". International Conference on "Pakistan and the Muslim World". The Academy for International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia organised the conference, Delhi, India.

Rais, R. (2012). "Settling the long war: Pakistan and the Afghan Endgame". 28th Annual International Conference on "Pakistan, South Asia, and Muslim Societies". Jointly organised by Iqbal International Institute for Research & Dialogue, ACSIS and SAMSA at the International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2012). "Pakistan's Transition to Democracy: The Challenge of Institutional Balance". Conference on "Pakistan's Internal and External Security: Challenges and Options" Department of Political Science, Programme in Diplomacy & Strategic Studies, Programme in International Relations and Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2011). "Pakistan's Third Democratic Transition: Debating Essence and Substance". International Conference on Pakistan: Challenges to Democracy, Governance and National Unity, organised by Pakistan Study Centre and Department of History, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2011). "Bhagsar: A Village on the Indus--community, identity and power". 6th LUMS Social Sciences Conference, Lahore, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2011). "Genesis and Causes of Radicalisation in Pakistan". National Seminar on "De-Rqadicalization", Mingora. Swat, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2010). "Exploring Alternative Foreign Policy Paths for Pakistan from Nonsensical to Sensible". Pakistan's Foreign Policy, Analysis at Domestic, Regional & International Level, conference of the Department of International Relations, University of Peshawar in Collaboration with Hanns Seidal Foundation, Peshawar, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2010). "Stability and Security of Afghanistan: Is the American Strategy Working?". Pakistan-Afghanistan: Towards Mutual Security, Stability and Trade, International Conference of Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2010). "Pakistan in the Changing World: Balancing Old Interests with New Priorities.". Pakistan's Strategic Vision East Asia: New Challenges, Old Dilemmas, Conference of Area Study Centre Far East & South East Asia, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2009). "Religious Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan: Challenges for National Security". Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.

Rais, R. (2008). "Religion and Democracy in Pakistan". International Conference on "Political Religion in India and Pakistan" Organised by the Centre for International Studies, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Rais, R. (2008). "Authoritarianism and National Security". Organized by the Department of Political Science, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2008). "The Future of Afghanistan: Appraising Alternatives". 10th Asian Security Conference on Asian Security in 21st Century, Organised by Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi, India.

Rais, R. (2008). "Afghanistan's Relations with Pakistan". Conference on 'Foreign Policy Making Process', organised by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi and Haan Seidal Foundat, at the Goethe Institute, Karachi, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2008). "Afghanistan: Weak State and Regional Security". International Seminar on "Afghanistan: Unabated Turmoil" organized by the Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2008). "Afghanistan: A Weak State in the Path of Power Rivalries". Organized by McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Rais, R. (2008). "Role of SAARC Observers". SAARC Seminar Series organized by the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.

Rais, R. (2008). "Politics of Identity and Minorities in Pakistan". International conference, organized by the SDPI, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2007). "Pakistan's Quest for Democracy: Between Hope and Despair". International conference on "Democracy in Asia" organised by the Centre for the Study of Developing Society, Delhi University, New Delhi, India.

Rais, R. (2007). "Conflict in Pakistan's Western Borderlands". International Conference on "Violent Conflict, Terrorism & Nation Building: National & International Responses in Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Rais, R. (2007). "Nuclear Energy Factor in U.S. Security Policy". International Conference on "Energy: Sources of Regional Cooperation and Competition" organized by Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2007). "Afghanistan's Falter War on Terrorism". National Conference, War on Terrorism: Implications for South Asia, organized by Department of Political Science, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2007). "State, Society and Religion in Pakistan". International Conference, Rise of Political Religion in India and Pakistan and its Implications for Democracy and Diplomacy, Cambridge University and LUMS, Lahore, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2007). "Challenge of Rebuilding Afghanistan". International Conference on Perspectives on Religion, Politics and Society in South Asia, organized by Pakistan Study Centre, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2006). "Pakistan in the Changing World: Balancing Old Interests and New Priorities". International Conference, South Asia Evolving and Looking East? Australian Aid and La Trobe University, Canberra, Australia.

Rais, R. (2006). "Pakistan's New Partnership with the United States". International Conference on Pakistan-India Dialogue: Quest for Peace, organized by the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad and Allama Iqbal Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Rais, R. (2006). "Sectarianism in Pakistan: The Role of the Preacher". International Conference on Civil Society and Democratic Space in South Asia, organized by Centre for Public Affairs, New Delhi, India.

Rais, R. (2006). "Pipelines and Prospects for Regional Cooperation in South Asia". International Conference, Global Dialogue on Natural Resources, organized by The Dialogue, UAE and Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC, United States of America.

Rais, R. (2005). "Promise and Performance of Devolution: Some Tentative Findings on Responsiveness". International Conference on Post-9/11 Pakistan: The Turnaround at Cambridge University, UK. Organized by Allama Iqbal Fellow, Centre for South Asian Studies and Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2005). "Pakistan's Relations with Afghanistan in the Post-Taliban Era". International Workshop on Challenges of Rebuilding Afghanistan organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi and the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Karachi, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2004). "Myth of Freedom: American War against Iraq and Its Regional and Global Ramifications". National conference on History and Falsehood, organized by the Institute for Study of History, Lahore, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2001). "U.S. and Pakistan after the Cold War". International Conference on Ethnicity and Foreign Policy, organised by Department of International Relations, Sindh University, Jamshoro, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2001). "Teaching of International Relations in Pakistani Universities". Regional Conference on Teaching of International Relations in South Asian Universities, organised by U.S. Educational Foundation in India, New Delhi, India.

Rais, R. (2000). "Integration and Community Formation in South Asia: Need for Institutions, Norms and Values". Conference "Culture, Tradition and Modernisation in South Asia" arranged by Indian Council for South Asian Cooperation and India International Centre, New Delhi, India.

Rais, R. (2000). "Why South Asia Requires Peace Process". Organized by Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (2000). "American Studies in Pakistan". 5th American Studies Conference of Area Study Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (1999). "Security Relations between China and Pakistan". Seminar on "New China in the 21st Century" organised by the Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (1999). "Evaluation of Pakistan Studies Curriculum". National Conference on the State and Curriculum of Pakistan Studies, organised by the National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (1999). "Afghan Refugees in Pakistan". International Conference on The Resolution of Inter-State Conflicts in South Asia organised by School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Rais, R. (1999). "Pakistani-American Agenda". "4th American Studies Conference" organised by Area Study Centre for Africa, North & South America, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (1999). "Drug Trafficking in the Golden Crescent: Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan". International Conference on Governance in South Asia: The Impact of Illegal Transaction in Narcotics, Arms and Money Laundering on the Politics of South Asia-India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, organised by International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Rais, R. (1998). "Political and Economic Development in Pakistan". Seminar on "India and Pakistan", organised by Manchester Community College, Manchester, Connecticut, United States of America.

Rais, R. (1998). "Ethnicity and Democratic Process in Pakistan". Panel on "Pakistan Culture, Politics and the Discourse of Identity", in South Asia Conference organised by Centre for South Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, United States of America.

Rais, R. (1998). "Nuclear Perceptions and Capabilities of Pakistan". International Conference organised by the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (1998). "From Partnership to Disengagement: Pakistan-U.S. Relations after the Cold War" in. 3rd American Studies Conference organised by Area Study Centre for Africa, North & South America, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (1998). "Post-Cold War Security Studies in Pakistan Continuity and Change". International Conference organised by RCSS, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Rais, R. (1998). "Pakistan and South Asian Politics". Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina, United States of America.

Rais, R. (1998). "Problems of Higher Education in Pakistan". Seminar on "Education Policy in Pakistan" organised by American Muslim Alliance, Sunnyvale, California, United States of America.

Rais, R. (1997). "Building State and Nation in Pakistan". International Conference on "Fifty Years of Pakistan" organised by American Institute of Pakistan Studies, at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem. N.C, United States of America.

Rais, R. (1997). "Pakistan and Afghanistan: Will future be different from the past?". Seminar on the "Pakistan Foreign Policy in the 21st Century" organised by Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (1997). "Indo-U.S. Relations: Implications for Pakistan". "Indo-U.S. Relations: Implications for Pakistan" organised by the University Grants Commission, Institute of Regional Studies and Ministry of Information, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (1997). "Afghanistan: Failed State and Regional Security". International Conference organised by ICES, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Rais, R. (1996). "Ethnicity and Democratic Change in Pakistan". Seminar on "Ethnicity of Europe and South Asia", Area Study Centre for Europe, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.

Rais, R. (1996). "Stable Crises: Kashmir, India and Pakistan". "Ethnic Conflict in South Asia", organized by International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Rais, R. (1996). "India-Pakistan Rivalry: An Interpretation". Workshop on "Ethnic Conflict in South Asia", organized by International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Rais, R. (1996). "Reassessing the Islamic Peril". International seminar organized by the Jawaharlal Nehru University on "Ethno-Sectarian Conflict and Internal Dynamics of Regional Security in South Asia", New Delhi, India.

Rais, R. (1995). "Major Powers and South Asia". U.S.-Pakistan Joint Symposium on South Asia after the Cold War organized by the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University and Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, at National Defense University, Washington, D.C, United States of America.

Rais, R. (1995). "Nuclear Weapons and Security in South Asia". Seminar on Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia, Islamabad, Pakistan.

rais, R. (2018). The Third Partnership: Afghan War and Pakistan-US Relations. Pakistan-US Relations Under Trump: Continuity and Change, IPRI.