US Security and Afghanistan, Pakistan and India


A lecture by Colin Clarke, Project Associate, RAND Corporation at the Muslims in a Global Context Mini Course

Dr. Colin P. Clarke received his Ph.D. in International Security & Foreign Policy from the Graduate School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Pittsburgh. He currently works as a project associate at the RAND Corporation where his research focuses on insurgency, counterinsurgency (COIN), violent drug trafficking organizations, and security cooperation. From January to April 2011, he worked as part of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force Shafafiyat (CJIATF-S) at International Security Force Assistance (ISAF) Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. Clarke is a co-author of the two volume monograph titled Victory Has a Thousand Fathers: Sources of Success in Counterinsurgency with Christopher Paul and Beth Grill. He is also the author or co-author of several other publications which appear or are forthcoming in Joint Forces Quarterly, Small Wars Journal, Military Operations Research, Journal of Public and International Affairs, and Historical Methods.

This one credit mini-course is part of a series organized by regions around world based on their role on the world stage, their importance within the Muslim world, and the critical influence they play in the global community, The series and course seeks to illuminate the various perspectives of the Muslim Community around the world. Drawing upon the expertise and research of participating faculty from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh and our partners at institutions around the world the mini course series seeks to have students gain understanding of the religious, culture, economics and political influences of Muslims in a global context.