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Ms. Shamsa Nawaz


Areas of Research:

Europe (Political & Security)

Shamsa Nawaz did her MSc. in Strategic Studies from the Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 1983. She served at the Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad, as a Research Analyst for three years and looked after the Strategic and Defence section of the South Asian region. She is an author of two widely read books, India’s Nuclear Weapons Programme?,(1985) and Pakistan’s Futuristic Peace Paradigm, (1995). She also did a short course on ” Ecology”, 1993, from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. She also contributed widely to the national and international seminars. During her earlier one year brief stay at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, 1990, she looked after the Middle East region and Warsaw and NATO. During all these gap years, she remained affiliated with the education sector as a visiting teacher at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, International Islamic University, Islamabad, and National College of Arts, Rawalpindi. She was a Regional Director for a private school system just before rejoining the ISS in February, 2013.

Research Fellow

Islamabad Paper – “The Emergence of New Populism in Europe: Future of the EU...

Abstract The society of Europe is being dangerously polarized. It is promoting pathologically political and religious phenomenon of populism. The populists are seen as largely...

What Is Populism? Jan-Werner Müller. University of Pennsylvania Press: 2016, 136.

The populists peril is the most defining characteristic of today’s profound anti-pluralism and exclusive functioning democracy. The rule of elites, being threatened with the...

Issue Brief on “UK’S New Immigration Bill: Clamping Down on Migrants”

On January 28, 2019, the British parliament voted in favor of the government’s proposed The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19....

Report – In-House Meeting with Prof. Dr. Michael Jenson

Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, held an informal In-house Meeting with Prof. Dr. Michael Jansen from German University of Technology, Muscat, on March 22,...

Issue Brief on “Yellow Vest Movement Explained”

In his effort to quell the gilets jaunes (Yellow Vest) movement that has gripped France, French President Emmanuel Macron has announced plans to tighten...

Changing Trends of the European Development Cooperation with Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities

Abstract A partnership plan for the Horizon 2020 programme was finalised between the European Union (EU) delegation and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) visiting Pakistan in...

Issue Brief on “Growing Chinese FDI in Europe”

The US National Security Strategy for 2018 has underlined China’s “strategic foothold” in Europe for the first time. It declares that the expansion of...

Report – In-House Meeting with “Italian Media Delegation”

The Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI), hosted a 3-member media delegation from Italy. The delegation included: Mr. Alberto Negri, Senior Journalist, Daily II...

International Seminar Report on “India: A Pretentious Regional Power”

 CONCEPT NOTE There is an old saying that power truly lies where people believe it to lie. Hence, the ‘great’ or ‘super’ power statuses...

Issue Brief on “NATO Summit 2018”

The NATO Summit held in July 2018 in Brussels provided an opportunity to its member states to evaluate their intergovernmental military alliance. The Summit...