- On Pakistan, U.S. Speaks Loudly, Carries Small Stick Jan 3, 2018
- A Golden Age Dawning for Public Diplomacy Mar 20, 2017
- Malala Wins Nobel; Pakistan Still Faces Challenges Oct 10, 2014
- Malala Is A Rare Leader—But Pakistanis Aren’t Following Oct 11, 2013
- Economic Sanctions as Temper Tantrums Apr 22, 2013
Rob Asghar is a Pakistani American political writer whose essays and commentaries have appeared in more than 30 newspapers around the world, including The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Jordan Times and Japan Times. Asghar has also been a columnist for Creators Syndicate and the Ashland Daily Tidings, and is currently a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Asghar began publishing columns about East-West relations and American foreign policy shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist strikes on American soil, offering a perspective shaped by his travels and his roots in Pakistan, a long-obscure country that emerged as a major front in the American war on terror. From 2011 to 2017, he served as Communications Adviser to the Office of the President at USC. He has been a publicist and speechwriter for executives in business and academia, and has edited books on management and theology. He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.