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Mr. Burzine Waghmar

Affiliated with the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Burzine Waghmar is a Librarian for South Asia & Indo-Iranian Languages, and former editor of the Circle of Inner Asian Art newsletter. At SOAS he holds affiliations with the SOAS South Asia Institute (SSAI), Centre for the Study of Pakistan (CSP) and Centre for Iranian Studies (CIS).

As consultant, commentator and external auditor, Burzine Waghmar's oral expertise (radio, TV) and written submissions (commissioned reports, depositions, briefings) range over the cultural history, religions, and socio-political conditions of minorities (both confessional and ethno-linguistic) of the subcontinent, with particular focuses on HUMINT (intelligence, insurgency and counter-terrorism) across Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, for: the U.S. National Intelligence Council; Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO); Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), UK; Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), UK; Ministry of Defence Languages Examination Board (MODLEB), UK; International Institute for Strategic Studies (ISS), London; HSBC Holdings, UK; BBC News 24, BBC World TV, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service; Channel 4, UK; Al-Jazeera English (AJE), Qatar; Press TV, Iran; Times NOW TV, India; Republic TV, India; and Voice of America (VOA).

Besides French, German, Italian, Persian and Russian, his reading and research skills of the SAARC sphere incorporate Urdu, Pashto, Balochi, Kashmiri, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and those Indo-Iranian dialects and communities along the Irano-Pak, Sino-Pak and Af-Pak borders (Balochistan, Trans-Karakoram Tract, Gilgit-Baltistan/Northern Areas, NWFP/Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, FATA).

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