Dr. Sohail Mahmood is an Independent Political Analyst based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He got his higher education in the US and has taught for about 33 years in various universities in Pakistan and United States. Dr. Sohail Mahmood is widely published on the political, security, and governance issues of South Asia and the Middle East. He was also a consultant for the World Bank, CIDA, SDC, IUCN and UNDP. Dr. Sohail Mahmood is married and has two adult sons.