Chatting With Economist, Defense Analyst, Political Columnist. Author Of “Rethinking The National Security Of Pakistan”- Ahmad Faruqui From California, USA- Ahmad Faruqui is an economist with over four decades of experience analyzing energy issues and more than two decades delving into defense policy matters, particularly those pertaining to Pakistan.In the realm of energy policy, Ahmad’s focus has been on promoting the efficient use of electricity by consumers. His extensive work encompasses load forecasting, energy efficiency, rate design, and the evaluation of new technologies such as energy-efficient equipment, electric cars, solar panels, and battery energy storage. Having served over a hundred clients across 20 countries on six continents, Ahmad has authored or co-authored four books and written more than 150 articles in this field.
In the domain of defense policy, Ahmad has conducted thorough evaluations of national security dimensions, assessing the combat effectiveness of armies and exploring the consequences of military spending versus investments in the social, cultural, and economic aspects of national security. His in-depth analyses have been particularly focused on Pakistan’s defense policies.
Beyond his professional expertise, Ahmad is a versatile individual who actively engages in analyzing, commenting, writing, and speaking on a wide array of public issues. These include energy and defense policies, his global travel experiences, literary interests, entertainment preferences, encounters with diverse individuals, and much more. With seven books and over 500 articles to his name, Ahmad is also a public speaker, having addressed conferences, seminars, and workshops in nearly three dozen countries on six continents.
His academic contributions extend to teaching roles at esteemed institutions such as the University of Karachi, U.C. Davis, and San Jose State. Ahmad has also delivered guest lectures at renowned universities like UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Harvard, MIT, and others.
Ahmad’s insights have not only reached academic circles but also major platforms like Fox Business News, NPR, Pakistan TV, and the Voice of America. As a hands-on consumer of energy, Ahmad actively manages his domestic energy needs, employing advanced technologies such as efficient HVAC equipment, solar panels, a smart thermostat, and even driving a Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle charged at home with a Level 2 Siemens charger. His practical approach adds depth and relevance to his expertise in energy and defense policy matters.
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