Visiting & Associate Fellows

Dr. Swaran Singh  

Visiting Fellow

Dr. Swaran Singh has been working for 15 years on China’s foreign and security policy with special interest in India China studies. He has spent nine months in the Peking University. He has been teaching at CIPOD since 2001. His academic interests include Arms Control and Disarmament, Conflict Resolution War and peace, Indian security and nuclear politics. Four Ph.D. degrees (3 co‐supervised) and 12 M.Phil degrees have been awarded under his supervision. He is currently supervising 8 Ph.D. students and 4 M.Phil. Students.

Dr. Singh has been Guest Editor for China‐South Asia (Special issue) World Focus (February 2005) and for an Omnibus Issue on Sino‐Pakistani Strategic Cooperation, Peace Initiatives [Vol. V, No. III‐VI, (May‐December 1999)]. D.r Singh teaches five credit courses, two of which are M.A. courses titled Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution (shared with a colleague) and Peace and War in the Nuclear Age and three are M.Phil. courses, namely India and Disarmament, Strategies of Peace and War, and Science, Technology and National Security. He has organized two major international conferences in collaboration with University for Peace of the United Nations on Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies which have led to the introduction of two elective courses for SIS Masters: ‘Curriculum Development for Peace and Conflict Studies Foundation Course’ on February 22‐24, 2005 (had 50 plus participants including from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, United States and Costa Rica) and ‘Education for Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies’ on November 23‐24, 2004. He was also Convener of a National Symposium on ‘China‐Pakistan Strategic Cooperation: Indian Perspectives’ organized in New Delhi jointly by the Centre de Science Humans and India International Center (New Delhi) during March 19‐20, 2003.

 

Jack Boureston  

Visiting Fellow

Expertise

  • IAEA Safeguards Systems and Safeguard Evaluations
  • IAEA Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Proliferation Indicators
  • Technical and political aspects of countries to determine possible proliferation activities. Assessing scientific and technical literature to perform studies of country’s programs.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation  

Jack Boureston is working as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) Islamabad. He holds M.A in International Policy Studies from  Monterey Institute,  December, 1993. He is an expert on Nuclear Non-Proliferation studies, IAEA Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Proliferation Indicators, Technical and political aspects of countries to determine possible proliferation activities.

Publications

  • “Role of Iran’s New Foreign Policy Council in Nuclear Debate Still in Flux ,” 
    WMD Insights, November 2006.
  • “Pakistan’s Past, Current and Future Reprocessing Capabilities,” Jane’s Intelligence Review, October 2006.
  • “Ukraine’s Missile Industry: Still Armed and Dangerous?” Jane’s Intelligence Review, July 2006.
  • “Brazilian Nuclear Debate Highlights Parallels and Contrasts with Iran,” WMD Insights, June 2006.
  • “Breeder Reactors and India’s Nuclear Strategy,” with Leonard S. Spector, WMD Insights, April 2006.
  • “Iran Steps Up Its Nuclear Training,” WMD Insights, March 2006.

Contact:  jboureston@sassu. org.uk  

 

Prof. Ghani Jafar  

Visiting Fellow

Expertise

  • International Security Studies
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Editing as a Journalist
  • Indus Valley Civilization

Prof. Ghani is working as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow and Editor at the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) Islamabad. Ghani Jafar’s professional qualification include Executive Course; Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, September-December 2003 (Class 2003-3); International Security; Summer School, July-August, 1996; University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK; Editor as a Journalist and a Manager; Course organized by Thomson Foundation, March-May 1992; Cardiff, Wales, UK; American Language Instructor; Course conducted by Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF) Language School; 1978; Tehran, Iran. He is Expert on International Security Studies, Counter Terrorism and Indus Valley Civilization.

Publications

  • The Indus Valley: Moment of Truth; 2005, Redrose Publications, Islamabad
  • Made in Hell: the Brahmanic-Talmudist Alliance; 2002, Redrose Publications, Islamabad.
  • The Sikh Volcano; 1987; Vanguard Publishers, Lahore.
  • Countering Global Terrorism; 2006, IRS, Islamabad.
  • Elections in India – 1984-85; 1987; Institute of Regional Studies (IRS), Islamabad.
  • The Storming of the Golden Temple, The Rise of Hindutva Fundamentalism; 2003, IRS, Islamabad.  

 

Deba R. Mohanty  

Visiting Fellow

Expertise

  • Arms Trade, arms industry, military modernization.
  • Higher Defence Management.
  • National Security and South Asia

Deba R. Mohanty is working as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI), Islamabad. He has been recipient of many fellowships abroad. He was a Visiting Fellow at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), Paris, from September to December 2009. He was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK (2006); a Ford Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), Germany (2002-03), and a British Chevening Visiting Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London (1995-96). He is an expert on International Relations, Strategic Studies, National Security, Strategic Culture, Arms Industry and Trade, Military Modernization, Higher Defence Management, Political and Security Risk Analysis.

Publications

  • ‘Changing Times: India’s Defence Industry in the 21st Century’, published by BICC in July 2004.
  • ‘Future of Indian Defence Industry’, in N. S. Sisodia and C. Uday Bhaskar (eds.) Emerging India: Security and Foreign Policy Perspectives (New Delhi: IDSA & Promilla & Co., Publishers; 2005).
  • ‘Special Forces of Pakistan and China: An Overview’ in Lt Gen (Retd.) Vijay Oberoi (ed.) Special Forces: Doctrine, Structure and Employment across the Spectrum of Conflict in the Indian Context (New Delhi: Knowledge World & Centre for Land Warfare Studies: 2006).
  • ‘Trends in Defence Industry’, in Air Commodore (retd.) Jasjit Singh (ed.) Aerospace Power and National defence (New Delhi: Knowledge World & Centre for Air Power Studies; 2006).

Contact:  debaranjan@sassu.org.uk  

 

Dr Shuja Ahmad  

Associate Fellow


Institution/ Organization Position / Job Title

Period

From

To

COMSATS IIT, Islamabad Associate Professor

July 2005

Oct 2007

EPSRC National Facility for Ion Beam Applications, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey, UK Implantation Facility Liaison Fellow

March 2002

June 2005

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey, U.K. TRA

Oct 1999

Jan 2002

SPC & Faculty of Engineering & Technology, International Islamic University Associate Professor & Member Strategic Planning

Nov 2007

Dec 2009

International Semiconductor Electronics R&D Free-lance Consultancy

2003

DATE

Faculty of Engineering & Technology, International Islamic University Professor & Dean

Dec 2009

Date

IFM, Linkoping University, Sweden SiCEP Project Researcher

Jan 1999

Aug 1999

   

Dr. Bharath Gopalaswam  

Visiting Fellow

  Expertise

  • Space Militarization and National Security
  • Missile Proliferation and Missile Defense Issues.  

Dr.   Gopalaswam is working as Visiting Research Fellow at South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI), Islamabad. He holds a PhD from the Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin. He is currently a Post-doctoral Associate with the Peace Studies program at Cornell University. His research interests are in the domains of missile proliferation and missile defense issues. He is also a visiting researcher at the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute, London.

Publications

  • Indo-U.S. Space Cooperation: Aiming Higher, Center for Strategic and International Studies, August, 2011.
  • Piggybacking Anti-Satellite Technologies on Ballistic Missile Defense: India’s Hedge and Demonstrate Approach, Carnegie Endowment, April, 2011.

Contact:   bharath@sassu.org.uk  

 

Brigadier Feroz Khan

Associate Fellow

Expertise  

  • Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament
  • Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia  

Brigadier Feroz is working as Visiting Associate Research Fellow at South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI), Islamabad. He holds M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Washington DC. He is currently on the faculty of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey California. He produced recommendations for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and represented Pakistan in several multilateral and bilateral arms control negotiations. He has held a series of visiting fellowships at Stanford University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; the Brookings Institution; Center for Non-Proliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and at the Cooperative Monitoring Center, Sandia National Laboratory.

Publications

  • The Independence dependence paradox stability dilemmas in South Asia
  • Essay for Force Magazine, Essay for Force Magazine, New Delhi, India.
  • The Independence-Dependence Paradox: Stability Dilemmas in South Asia, Arms Control Association, October 2003.
  • Challenges to Nuclear Stability in South Asia, the Nonproliferation Review, spring, 2003.
  • Minimum Deterrence: Pakistan’s Dilemma, “Small Nuclear Forces”, Whitehall Report 3-11, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), December, 2011.
  • Nuclear Security in Pakistan: Separating Myth From Reality, Arms Control Association, 2009.  

 

Dr Hoodman Peimani

Associate Fellow

Expertise

  • International Diplomacy
  • Energy and Security
  • Civil Military Relations
  • International Governing Regimes like UNO, UNICEF, UNCHR, and UNRISD.

Dr. Peimani is working as Visiting Associate Research Fellow at South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI), Islamabad. He is the Head of Energy Security Division and Principal   Fellow in the Energy Studies Institute based at the National University of Singapore. Drawing on his years of work experience, he specializes in energy (energy security) and security (regional/international), particularly those of South and West Asia as well as the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. He is also a Visiting Associate Research Fellow at SASSI, Islamabad.

Publications

  • The Challenge of Energy Security in the 21st Century: Trends of Significance. Singapore: ISEAS Press, 2011.
  • The Caspian Pipeline Dilemma: Political Games and Economic Losses, Westport, CT: Praeger, 2001.
  • Conflict and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2009.
  • Failed Transition and Bleak Future? War and Instability in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Westport, CT:  Praeger, 2002.
  • Falling Terrorism and Rising Conflicts: The Afghan “Contribution” to Polarization and Confrontation in West and South Asia. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003.
  • Iran and the United States: The Rise of the West Asian Regional Grouping, Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1999.  

 

Ambassador Ali Sarwar Naqvi  

Associate Fellow

  Expertise

  • International Nuclear Diplomacy
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation
  • Foreign Policy  

Ambassador Naqvi is has worked as Associate Research Fellow at South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI), Islamabad. He holds M.I.P.P. (Masters in International Public Policy) from SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, USA. After serving as Pakistan’s Ambassador in Austria and the IAEA, he returned to Pakistan in 2006 and was appointed Member (Chairman’s Advisory Council) in the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, in which capacity he was functioning as Advisor to the Chairman PAEC on International Affairs, with particular focus on IAEA matters. In this position, have helped him to set up in the PAEC a centre for research, study and analysis of all aspects of disarmament, arms control and current nuclear issues. Under his guidance and supervision, a team of International Relations analysts are engaged in this work, which entails preparation of research papers, reports and multi-media presentations, holding of in-house seminars and symposia and active interaction with think-tanks in Pakistan and abroad.

Publications

Ambassador Naqvi has written many Articles on International Affairs in Pakistani journals,  The Washington Post ,   the  International Herald Tribune   and specialized journals like  Arms Control Today .  

Contact:   ambassador.alisarwar@sassu.org.uk  

 

Zahoor Ahmed  

Associate Fellow

Expertise

  • Foreign Policy and International Law
  • Public Diplomacy and Policy Issues Related to USA and Afghanistan.  

Zahoor Ahmed is working as Visiting Senior Research Fellow at South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI), Islamabad. As a career diploma Zahoor Ahmed represented Pakistan in Budapest, London and Manila as well as at a number of international conferences. In London he was involved in the Commonwealth and the International Maritime Organization. During his career he has been actively involved in public diplomacy and policy issues related to USA and Afghanistan. Before joining the diplomatic career, Zahoor Ahmed graduated in medicine and also worked as a broadcaster. Apart from the professional training, he speaks French, and German. In 2006 he completed an LLM from University of London, and in 2008 MBA from the Philippine School of Business Administration, Manila.  

 

Dr. Shaheen Akhtar

Visiting Fellow

Expertise

  • South Asia: Regional stability and Security
  • Conflict Resolution, Specialization on Kashmir, and Sri Lanka.
  • Intra-state Conflicts.
  • Domestic Politics

Dr. Shaeen is working as Visiting Senior Research Fellow at South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI), Islamabad. She holds Ph.D in International Relations, from Department of International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad. She has participated in multiple national and international seminars and conferences.

Publications

  • Geo-strategic Dynamics of Indo-Sri Lanka Relations, (Colombo: Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies, 1996).
  • Role of Leadership in India-Pakistan Peace Process”, Spotlight on Regional Affairs, (Vol. xxvii No. 3-4, March-April 2008).
  • Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka: Is it Ripe for a Solution? Regional Studies, (Vol XXV No. 3.) Summer 2007.
  • Kashmir and War of Terrorism, Journal of Political Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Punjab, Lahore.
  • India –Pakistan Peace Process: Role of Perceptions, Margalla Paper, January 2006.Women and Peace building in AJK, WP Sidhu & Bushra Asif, (eds) ‘New Voices: New Approaches’, Lyyne Rienner, Boulder 2006.
  • Pakistan’s Role in Combating Terrorism: Domestic Realities and International Compulsions After 9/11, in Rohan Gunaratna, Combating Terrorism, (Marshall Cavendish Academic, Singapore, 2005).

Dr. Rodney Jones

Visiting Fellow

Expertise

  • Strategic, International Security and Asian Development Issues
  • Defense Strategy, Nuclear Proliferation Issues
  • War on Terrorism

Dr. Jones is working as Senior Visiting Research Fellow at South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI), Islamabad. He is President of Policy Architects International, a consulting firm in Virginia that covers strategic, international security and Asian development issues. His most recent work has been in support of the Advanced Systems and Concepts Office of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), on the transformation of U.S. defense strategy, nuclear proliferation issues, and the war on terrorism. Jones is the author of two recent reports: Minimum Nuclear Deterrence Postures in South Asia – An Overview (Final Report for Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Advanced Systems and Concepts Office), October 2001; and Taking National Missile Defense to Sea: A Critique of Sea-based and Boost-phase Proposals (sponsored by Council for a Livable World Education Fund, October 2000).

Publications

  • The U.S. War on Terrorism: Religious Radicalism and Nuclear Confrontation in South Asia, Leicester: University of Leicester, Centre for the History of Religious and Political Pluralism, and Institute for the Study of Indo-Pakistan Relations, Academic Papers No. 8, May, 2003. (monograph)
  • The Full Costs of Ballistic Missile Defense, ed., Richard F. Kaufman (primary author, Rodney W. Jones), Washington, D.C.: Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, January, 2003. (Report, monograph).
  • Minimum Nuclear Deterrence Postures in South Asia – An Overview, Final Report, for DTRA/ASCO, October 2001, published on DTRA/ASCO website (monograph): <http://www.dtra.mil/about/organization/south_asia.pdf >.
  • Taking National Missile Defense to Sea: A Critique of Sea-Based and Boost-Phase Proposals (Washington, DC: Policy Architects International and Council for a Livable World, October 2000, pp. 48.) (monograph)
  • Tracking Nuclear Proliferation: A Guide in Maps and Charts, 1998, co-auth. with Mark McDonough (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace/Brookings Institution Press, 1998).
  • Emerging Powers: Defense and Security in the Third World, co-ed. with Steven A. Hildreth (New York: Praeger, 1986).

   

Dr Rifaat Hussain

Visiting Fellow

Expertise

  • South Asian Security Issues
  • Contemporary Foreign Policy Analysis
  • International Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Pakistan’s Foreign Policy

Dr. Riffat is working as Visiting Fellow at South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI), Islamabad. He holds PhD in International Studies and M.A. (International Studies), from University of Denver, Denver, Co. U.S.A, M.Sc, (International Relations), Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. Pakistan. Currently he is a Professor and Chairman at Department of Defence and Strategic Studies Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He is also a Visiting fellow at South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI), Islamabad.

Publications

  • (Co-author), Afghanistan and 9/11: The Anatomy of a Conflict: (New Delhi: Roli Books, 2002).
  • From Dependence to Intervention: Soviet-Afghan Relations during the Brezhnev Era (1964-1982) (Ann Arbor, MI: U.M.I, 1994).
  • (Co-Editor), Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: A Reader, 2 Volumes (Rawalpindi: Feroz Sons, 1988).
  • (Co-author), Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: A Research Guide (Rawalpindi: Feroz Sons, 1988).
  • “Available solutions and proposals for resolving the Kashmir Dispute,” National Development and Security (Winter 2004): 1-32.
  • “Pakistan’s relations with Azad Kashmir,” in Rafique Dossani and Henry Rowen, eds. Prospects for Peace and Security in South Asia (Stanford: Stanford University Press, forthcoming): 111-155.

Contact:    rifaathussain@sassu.org.uk

 

Gurmeet Kanwal

Visiting Fellow

Expertise

  • Nuclear Command and Control
  • Nuclear Proliferation Issues
  • Deterrence Stability in South Asia
  • Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament

Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal worked as Visiting Fellow at South Asian Strategic Stability (SASSI), Islamabad. A former Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, Director Security Studies, Observer research Foundation, New Delhi and Visiting Research Fellow, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, USA, Brigadier Kanwal has authored several books including  Nuclear Defence: Shaping the Arsenal; Pakistan’s Proxy War; Heroes of Kargil; Kargil ’99: Blood, Guts and Firepower   and  Artillery: Honour and Glory .

He has published a book entitled “Indian Army: Vision 2020”. He has contributed extensively to  Strategic Analysis, Indian Defence Review   and other military journals of repute as well as leading national newspapers. He wrote a regular column on national security for  The Statesman   for over two years .  At present he is Senior Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi and a Visiting Fellow at the South Asian Strategic Stability Unit (SASSU), U.K.

Publications

  •          US Strategy in Afghanistan and Regional Concerns, Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis,  February, 2011.
  • Future Wars: Changing Nature of Conflict, coauthored with,  Samarjit Ghosh   Matrix Publishers, 2011.
  • Pakistan’s proxy war, Lancer Publishers, 2002
  • Heroes of Kargil, Army Headquarters, 2002, original from the University of Michigan.
  • “Indian Army: Vision 2020”, HarperCollins Publishers, India a joint venture with the India Today Group, 2008.

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