Imtiaz Gul, is currently the Executive Director of the Islamabad-based independent
Centre for Research and Security Studies that he founded in December 2007, with the
support of Germany’s Heinrich Boell Stiftung. The Centre is a research and advocacy
outfit, focused primarily on security, radicalization and governance.
Gul has presented papers at international Security and Counter-Terror Conferences in Brussels, Berlin, New Delhi, Kabul New York, Washington, the Hague, Riyadh, Italy, Oslo.
Gul is a member of the Bellagio Forum, Milan , initiative for the establishment of a UN University for Peace and Social Studies.
Selected for a 2-month Asia Leaders Fellowship Programm ( by International House of Japan
and Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Dept. the Japan Foundation Japan (beginning Sept 2011).
Gul’s fourth book Pakistan : Before and After Osama bin Laden, Roli Books, India, September, 2012)
Penguin US/UK published his third book “The Most Dangerous Place
– Pakistan’s Lawless Frontier” in June, 2010
Penguin-Viking India published Gul’s second book “The Al-Qaeda Connection –
Taliban and Terror in Tribal Areas” on August 20, 2009, which profiles the evolution
and nature of militancy in the Pak-Afghan border regions and how it fell under the
influence of Al-Qaeda
Gul had published his first book " The Unholy Nexus; Pak-Afghan relations under
the Taliban,” in July 2002, and also edited a book on " Islam and Liberalism", soon
after the U.S-led coalition unleashed the controversial War Against Terrorism in October
Besides reporting for the Urdu, English and Hindi language services of Deutsche
Welle, Germany’s foreign languages’ broadcaster between 1989- 2009, Imtiaz Gul has also been
broadcasting with the CNN TV between 1998 - 2000, and with the Hong Kong-based
Star World TV, Japanese National Broadcasting Corporation NHK, the National Public
Radio in the United States, and also regularly files for
Foreign Policy, USA
Wall Street Journal
The Friday Times (weekly)Lahore
Pulse (weekly), Islamabad,
Daily Express Tribune,
on issues such as militancy, border regions, Afghanistan, and Indo-Pak relations.
Besides offering advice as consultant to foreign diplomatic missions and development
sector organisations, Gul regularly appears as an analyst / expert on several Pakistani TV
channels as well as the Doha-based Al-Jazeera English/Arabic satellite tv channel for his
expertise in areas such as Afghanistan/Tribal Areas/ and the Kashmir militancy, which he
has been extensively covering since 1988.
For reporting and paper presentations, event coverage and conferences, Imtiaz Gul has
traveled extensively across the globe including trips to the United States, Canada,
Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, U.K, Italy, Spain, Rumania,
Hungary, Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan,
Afghanistan, Russia, India, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Norway , Denmark, Japan, Palestine,
Egypt, Libya, the U.A.E.
Gul is fluent in English, German, Pashto, Urdu, Punjabi and Dari.