Consultants

Dr Gaurav Rajen  

Senior Consultant

Expertise  

  • Regional environmental cooperation
  • Nuclear nonproliferation issues inSouth Asia

Mr. Rajen is a consultant to theCooperativeMonitoringCenterat Sandia National Laboratories where he has been studying regional environmental cooperation and nuclear nonproliferation issues inSouth Asia. He has extensive experience in private industry and academia in environmental engineering, computer modeling and international cooperation and technology transfer. He has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University ofDelaware,USA, and Master’s and bachelor’s degrees in aeronautical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology,Mumbai,India. He has worked as a consultant for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as otherU.S.and international government and private agencies.

 Contact:  Rajen@sassu.org.uk  

 

Zawar Haider Abidi   

Senior Consultant on Export Control

  Expertise  

  • Strategic Export Controls  

Zawar Haider Abidi holds a BSc (Hons) degree in War Studies, an MSc in Defence and Strategic Studies and an MBA majoring in marketing. He has been a visiting fellow at Henry L Stimsons Center Washington DC and has taught at the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies,Quaid-e-AzamUniversityIslamabadas visiting faculty. He has seven years’ experience in dealing with arms control and disarmament issues and has a special interest in strategic export controls. He has attended a number of international seminars, conferences and workshops relating to export controls.

 Zawar Haider Abidi is a former military officer with twenty seven years of meritorious career to his credit in recognition of which he was awarded Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military) – Medal of distinction.

 Contact:  zawar.abidi@sassu.org.uk

 

Hamid Hamza Khan  

Senior Regional Director Afghanistan and Central Asia


Muhammad Tehsin  

Senior Fellow

  Expertise  

  • International Theory; Regional Nuclear Deterrence; Peace and Conflict Studies

  Mr. Tehsin is an Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations, International Islamic University,Islamabad,Pakistan. He has done M.A. Politics of Democracy (Chevening Scholarship), Royal Holloway,University of London,UKand M.Sc in International Relations:Quaid-i-AzamUniversity,Islamabad,Pakistan. He has done his Ph.D from the University of Vienna, Austria (HEC-OEAD Scholarship) Dissertation Title: “Iran’s Nuclear Program: Comparative Study of Deterrence Stability Models inSouth Asiaand theMiddle East”. (2009)  

 

Nasrullah Mirza  

Associate Fellow

Expertise

  • Conflict Analysis and Peace Research
  • Arms Control & Disarmament
  • Theory and Dimensions of Nuclear Strategy
  • Politics of Environmental Security and Resource Management
  • Defense and Strategic Policies of GreatPowers,IndiaandPakistan
  • Contemporary Issues in Defense and Strategic Studies
  • Research Methodology  

Mr. Nasrullah Mirza is a Visiting Lecturer (Strategic and International Affairs), Department of Political Science, SouthAsiaInstitute,University of Heidelberg,Germany, since Sept. 2006.He has done his M.SC and M.Phil from QAU, Islamabad-Pakistan. He is also doing Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Heidelberg, Germany (final year) under HEC Overseas Scholarship. He has been a Permanent Faculty Member of Defense and Strategic Studies, QAU, Islamabad-Pakistan, sinceJan. 30, 1994.

  Publications  

  • “Water, War and Peace Linkages: The Kashmir Conflict”, to be published as conference paper by the Society for Military and Strategic Studies, Calgary University, Alberta, Canada (forthcoming).
  • “Impact of Nuclearisation on Security Paradigm ofSouth Asia,” (Under Review)
  • “Water, War and Peace: Conceptual Linkages,” Occasional Paper, ACDIS,UIUC,USA(forthcoming)
  • “Economic Cooperation betweenPakistanandIndia: Need, Problems and Prospects,” Occasional Paper, (November 2005) ACDIS,UIUC,USA, pp. 1-29.
  • “US Policy Paradigms at the turn of the 20th Century: Pakistani Perceptions”, Pakistan Journal of History and Culture, Islamabad-Pakistan, Vol. XXV, No. 2 (July-December 2004), pp. 7-32.
  • “External Security and Issue of Development inPakistan,” Sword and Ploughshares, ACDIS,UIUC,USA, Vol., No. 3 (Winter 2004).
  • “Traditional Mechanism of Conflict Resolution; A Comparative Study ofAfghanistan,Guatemala,RwandaandNigeria,”PakistanJournal of History and Culture, Islamabad-Pakistan, Vol. XXIII, No. 2 (July-Dec., 2002), pp. 83-113.
  • “Pakistanin the post-Cold War Era: Constraints and Opportunities,” Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, Islamabad-Pakistan, Vol. XXV-VI (1998-2000).
  • “Ethnic Factor in Soviet Policies inAfghanistan,” Pakistan Journal of History and Culture, Islamabad-Pakistan, Vol., XXIII, No. 1, spring 2002.
  • “US Policy Paradigms at the turn of 20th Century: Pakistani Perceptions,” Pakistan Journal of History and Culture, Islamabad-Pakistan, Vol., XXV, No. 2, July-December 2004.
  • “Salal Dam Issue,” Margalla Papers,NationalDefenceCollegeJournal, Islamabad-Pakistan (Spring 1997).
  • “Genesis of Sri Lanka Crisis”PakistanJournal of Social Sciences, Islamabad-Pakistan, Vol. XVII-XXII (1991-96).
  • World Muslim Minorities, (ed.)Islamabad: Panagraphic Publishers, 1994.
  • “Wular Barrage”, Pakistan Horizon, Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Vol. 47, No. 1, 1994.
  • “Strategic Studies”, The Strategist, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad-Pakistan, 1988.  

 

Habib-ur-Rehman  

Senior Fellow

Associate Fellow  

Expertise  

  • Social, economic and religious issues

Mr. Habib-Ur-Rehman has a long experience of TV Production, being the Current Affairs Producer in PTV since 1986. Mr. Habib-Ur-Rehman obtained his postgraduate degree of LLM from international University Islamabad. He passed his MA, LLB degrees fromUniversityofPeshawarand Khyber Law College Peshawar.

Contact:   habib.ur.rehman@sassu.org.uk

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