Arif Rafiq


Arif Rafiq is president of Vizier Consulting, a political risk advisory firm focused on the Middle East and South Asia.

Articles by Arif Rafiq
A man stands in front of a line of parked trucks near a sign that reads "Welcome to Gwadar Port."
A man stands in front of a line of parked trucks near a sign that reads "Welcome to Gwadar Port."
A close up photo of Zalmay Khalilzad's face.
A close up photo of Zalmay Khalilzad's face.
A sweeper cleans a deserted bus station after the provincial government suspended public transport during a lockdown in Peshawar, Pakistan, on April 3.
A sweeper cleans a deserted bus station after the provincial government suspended public transport during a lockdown in Peshawar, Pakistan, on April 3.
A Pakistan Army personnel looks on during the opening of a trade route project at the Gwadar port in Pakistan on Nov. 13, 2016.
A Pakistan Army personnel looks on during the opening of a trade route project at the Gwadar port in Pakistan on Nov. 13, 2016.
A soldier atop an armored personal vehicle smiles as Soviet troops stop in Kabul prior to their withdrawal from Afghanistan on May 16, 1988.
A soldier atop an armored personal vehicle smiles as Soviet troops stop in Kabul prior to their withdrawal from Afghanistan on May 16, 1988.
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