Former Research Fellows

Masood ur Rehman

Research Fellow

  Expertise  

  • Nuclear Deterrence inSouth Asia,
  • Non-Proliferation issues  

Masood Ur Rehman has been working in the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute Islamabad as a Research Fellow. He has done his M.SC and M.Phil from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. He has been actively organizing and participating in Conferences/ Seminars with the SASSI Team: Notable among those was the “France – Pakistan: Addressing Common Challenges through Sustainable Partnership: A Talk by the French Ambassador: H.E. Daniel Jounneau”, “International Defence Exhibition and Seminar 2008. “Arms for Peace Altering the Security Paradigm at Global and Regional Levels” with collaboration of DEPO. An In-House Talk on ‘The Dynamic Nature of Deterrence in South Asia’ SASSI, Islamabad. February 11, 2009. SASSI’s Workshop on Non-Proliferation, Nuclear and Radiation Safety 2009. Indo-US Nuclear Deal: Implications for Pakistan. In Collaboration with ISSI. 2009 and most recently Mr. Masood presented a paper on “National Security in the Cyber Age” at a 3-day seminar organized by Russell Plus International in collaboration with  Aptech and Sialkot Chamber of Commerce Industry.

Contact:   masood.khan@sassu.org.uk

 

Itrat Zehra  

Research Fellow

  Expertise  

  • Nuclear Energy
  • Iranian Nuclear Program
  • Terrorism

Miss Itrat Zehra worked as a Research Fellow in SASSI. She did her Master’s in Defense and Strategic Studies (DSS) from Qauid-e-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad. In SASSI her main focus was “Multilateral Approaches to Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Case for Pakistan” and “Evolution of Pakistan’s Nuclear Program”

 

Shah Fahad

Research Fellow

Expertise  

  • Arms Control and Disarmament
  • Nuclear deterrence in South Asia

Mr. Shah Fahad worked as a Research Fellow at the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI). He holds a Masters Degree in International Relations (2008) from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan. During his Course work in M.Sc, he has worked on various areas of International politics like Arms Control, Disarmament and Nuclear Non-proliferation, Human Rights Law, Regional Organizations with special reference to SAARC.

 

Muhammad Zakaullah  

Research Fellow

  Expertise  

  • Defense Policies ofIndiaandPakistan
  • Arms Control and Disarmament

Muhammad Zakaullah worked as a Research Fellow at SASSI. He has done M.Sc. in International Relations from Quaid-i-Azam University in 2007. In M.Sc. his majors were Defense Policies of India and Pakistan; Arms Control and Disarmament; and Seminar on Current Issues in International Politics. His recent research pieces include “Iran’s Nuclear Program: A Case of Compliance or Non-Compliance”; “Revisiting the Debate on Security Assurances”; and “India’s Strategic Opportunity with Major Powers”.

 

Sobia Saeed Paracha  

Research Fellow

  Expertise

  • Strategic Export Control
  • Non-Proliferation

MS Sobia worked as a Research Fellow SASSI. She has done M.SC in Defense and Strategic Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. She has graduated as a B.A from Punjab University, Lahore with Economics and Political Science as major subjects, in 2006. Her major work project at SASSI is related to the evolution and functioning of Pakistan’s strategic export controls.  

 

Sajida Mansoor  

Research Fellow

  Expertise  

  • Nuclear Energy  

Sajida Mansoor worked as a Research Fellow at the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI). With a combination of M.Sc. degree in Defense and Strategic Studies and a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication, she joined SASSI in March 2009, marking the beginning of her professional career. Her primary interest at SASSI is focused on nuclear energy, multilateral fuel cycle and different approaches to it and nuclear energy renaissance/revival debate. She has been working on her two research papers, one in co-authorship with Former Ambassador Ali Sawar Naqvi which is titled, “Multilateral Nuclear Approaches (MNAs) and Pakistan’s Perspective”, and other individual research paper is titled, “Viability of Nuclear Energy in Middle East and Pakistan’s Role in South-South Collaboration

 

Nasir Naveed Dogar  

Research Fellow

  Expertise  

  • Foreign and defense policies of India & Pakistan  

Nasir Naveed worked as a Research Fellow at SASSI. He has done his M.Sc in Defense and Strategic Studies from Qauid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. During Masters his majors were arms control and disarmament and foreign and defense policy of Pakistan. He did his seminar paper on Iran’s Nuclear Programme. His main areas of interest are non-proliferation and nuclear deterrence.

Salma Shaheen  

Research Fellow

  Expertise  

  • Strategic Culture of Military Industrial Complexes  

Salma Shaheen worked as a Research Fellow at SASSI. She has also worked as Teaching and Research Assistant at the Department of DSS, and has also worked with Dr. Zafar Iqbal Cheema, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University on his project entitled as “Indian Nuclear Deterrence” from 2006-2007. Her part of job in that project was mainly data collection, editing and analysis of Indian military capability and Indian nuclear forces. She has also served as a visiting faculty at Fatima Jinnah University for Women, Rawalpindi during spring session of 2007. She holds a B.A. in statistics and economics from Punjab Univeristy, Lahore in 2002. She has earned a M.Sc. in Defense and Strategic Studies from Quaid-i-Azam University in 2005. In M.Sc. her majors were Strategic Dynamics of Middle East and Central Asia, and her seminar paper was on “Information Technology and State Security – Intelligence Perspective”. She has recently completed her Masters in Philosophy from Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan in 2008. In her M.Phil thesis, she has conducted research with the title, “Strategic Culture of Military Industrial Complexes (MICs) and Arms Control”. Areas of interest are theories related to strategic issues, strategic culture, and nuclear nonproliferation issues.

 

Sana Danish

Research Fellow

Expertise  

  • Chinese Export Controls

Sana Chaudhry worked as a Research Fellow at the Islamabad office of the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI). Her primary interest is focused on nuclear related issues and strategic stability debate in South Asia. At SASSI, she is working on Counter Proliferation and is writing a paper on the likely impact of post-9/11 US Counter Proliferation initiatives on Pakistan. Her area of interest also entails Chinese export controls and the nature of security and stability in South Asian region, with particular reference to Pakistan. In future she is interested in analyzing the approach of Obama administration in dealing with the proliferation and nuclear related safety and security issues. She completed her Master’s degree in Defense and Diplomatic Studies from Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, in 2008. Her dissertation was on ‘Counter Proliferation Strategies Post-9/11: Implications for Pakistan’

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