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Rob Asghar's essays and commentaries have appeared in more than 30 newspapers around the world, including the Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Daily News, Providence Journal, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Denver Post and Japan Times. He is a fellow at USC's Center on Public Diplomacy and a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

He writes about America's greatness and its challenges from a unique perspective, one shaped by wide travels and roots in Pakistan, a once-obscure country that has emerged as a major front in the world's so-called clash of civilizations.

Asghar grew up across four continents, with stops in California, Pakistan, Iran, Germany, Uruguay, Bangladesh, New Hampshire and Virginia. He currently resides in Southern California.
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"Rob Asghar offers one of the exciting new voices within the American punditocracy. This isn't the same tired liberal or conservative pep-rally commentary; rather, it's a sophisticated and sometimes startling perspective. I think only a person with his cross-cultural background and his probing mind can help readers to see old issues in a new light."
-- Warren Bennis, author of over thirty books on leadership, professor and founding chairman of The Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California, and adviser to four U.S. presidents.

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