Waqas Iqbal has a keen interest in Pakistan’s internal and external geo-strategic landscape. His focus ranges from security to foreign policy in the context of current regional and global political scenarios. Apart from Pakistan, his articles also reflect a sharp insight on multiple regional and global issues like international security paradigm, cyber security, international law, international political economy, South Asian affairs and issues related to global South vis-à-vis role of UNO and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He obtained Master’s Degree in International Relations (IR) from the University of Balochistan, Quetta. As the founding director of IR Academy for CSS, he has effectively mentored aspirants for superior administrative services in Pakistan He is also working as Associate Editor of Pakistan’s first foreign and strategic affairs magazine i.e. Pakistan Politico and had also been a freelance journalist. Currently, Waqas is working as a Research Associate at the Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research (CSSPR) at the University of Lahore. As a visiting faculty member at the School of Integrated Social Sciences (SISS) University of Lahore, he teaches Comparative Politics.
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Dr. Shahzad Akhtar, Dr.Shahzad Akhtar is an Assistant Professor in the School of Integrated Social Sciences at the University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan. He holds a Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations and an M.A. in Politics and International Relations from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research and teaching are focused on insurgency, counterinsurgency and terrorism. His work has published in The Third World Quarterly and Asian Survey.
Dr. Aisha Jalil, Dr. Aisha Jalil serves as Assistant Professor of Sociology, in School of Integrated Social Sciences at University of Lahore. She is a Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from University of the Punjab. Her areas of research interest are health services, reproductive health of women, social inequality, transnational migration and violence against women and children. She has authored several research articles published in international and national peer reviewed journals. She serves as a peer reviewer for an international impact factor journal. She is HEC Approved Supervisor for PhD.
Muhammad Sharreh Qazi, Muhammad Shareh Qazi is a lecturer at School of Integrated Social Sciences, University of Lahore. He is a PhD Scholar at University of the Punjab specializing in nuclear diplomacy in South Asia and is the author of the book titled “Escalation Patterns in south Asia: Future of Credible Minimum Deterrence”. His areas of interest include, international relations, strategic studies, regional studies with respect to security calculus, foreign policy, polarity politics and military strategy. He has remained a visiting lecturer at University of the Punjab and is also enrolled as an advocate of the High Court with the Punjab Bar Council. He was recipient of the Certificate of Merit for Academic Excellence at the National Defense University, Islamabad in Strategic and Nuclear Studies. Secured Doctoral Program Coordination Committee, University of the Punjab scholarship for academic excellence in his MPhil and PhD and was also recipient of Certificate of Merit for public speaking at University of the Punjab.
Amber Safdar, Amber Safdar is a Lecturer in the School of Integrated Social Sciences, University of Lahore. She has completed her B.A Honors in Political Science, KInnaird College Lahore. She received an M.phil Degree in Public Administration, University of Punjab.
Sabtain Ahmed Dar is a Lecturer in the School of Integrated Social Sciences (SISS), and a Research Associate at the Centre for Security, Strategy and Policy Research (CSSPR). He completed his MPhil in International Relations from University of the Punjab in 2019. He is an author of two theses: “The Clash of Islam and Zionism: The Final Clash before the End of History” which he wrote for his undergraduate program and “Pakistan and Global Game for a New World Order: A 2000 years History of the World Order and 21st Century challenges to Pakistan” for his graduate program. He writes for several online journals covering the Middle East and Asian geopolitics.
Rana Saddam Hussain is a Research Associate at the Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research(CSSPR). He holds a degree in ‘ MSc. Criminology from University of Sargodha. His areas of interest are causes of crime and psychological disorders
Faizan Rashid is a Research Associate at the Centre for Security, Strategy, and Policy Research (CSSPR). He has a diverse set of interests with a predilection for geostrategic and global affairs. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from NUST, H-12. He is passionate about volunteering for civic engagement and social development projects. Beyond his professional pursuits, he has a passion for writing on contemporary affairs and culture through a realist lens.