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Recent Graduate Sabina Khan Regular Op-Ed Contributor to NY Times Affiliate in Pakistan
July 8, 2011
Sabina Khan (IPS’10) graduated with a master’s degree in International Policy Studies and a focus on conflict resolution in December of 2010. A mere four months later she had published her first op-ed article “Reforms in Fata,” for the Express Tribune, a New York Times, International Herald Tribune affiliated newspaper in Pakistan. She is now a regular op-ed contributor, publishing two articles a month as well as writing her own blog for the newspaper.
She is a native of South Waziristan, which is a mountainous region in Pakistan bordering Afghanistan and part of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan. Sabina came to the Monterey Institute as an advanced-entry student with a graduate degree in Defense and Strategic Studies from Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad and is particularly interested in researching and writing about the challenges of governance in FATA.
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