Arif Rafiq is president of Vizier Consulting, LLC, which provides strategic guidance on Middle East and South Asian political and security issues. He writes at the Pakistan Policy Blog. Previously, he worked for the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and public relations firms Ruder Finn and Burson-Marsteller. His commentary has been published in the Baltimore Sun, Christian Science Monitor, Miami Herald and other outlets. Rafiq has been quoted by the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and a number of international publications. He has appeared on Al Jazeera English, BBC Radio, the John Batchelor Show, and PBS’s WorldFocus.