C. Christine Fair "is a senior research associate in USIP’s Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention, where she specializes in South Asian political and military affairs.
"Prior to joining USIP in April 2004, she was an associate political scientist at the RAND Corporation. Much of her research has been concerned with security competition between India and Pakistan, Pakistan’s internal security, analyses of the causes of terrorism, and U.S. strategic relations with India and Pakistan. She has conducted several analyses for the U.S. government, including an assessment of Indo-U.S. army-to-army relations; an examination of political Islam and its recent developments in Pakistan and Iran; and a comparative study of urban terrorism and state responses in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and India.
"Fair is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where she earned a master’s from the Harris School of Public Policy and her Ph.D. in South Asian Languages and Civilizations." 
- "Guide to Specialists", United States Institute of Peace, Accessed October 2006.