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Mr. Tahir Mahmood Azad


Areas of Research:

Nuclear Issues, Arms Control & Disarmament/Nuclear Security


Mr. Tahir Mahmood Azad is a PhD Scholar at the Department of Strategic & Nuclear Studies (SNS), National Defence University (NDU) Islamabad, Pakistan. Previously, he obtained M.Phil (2011) in Strategic & Nuclear Studies from National Defence University (NDU) Pakistan and M.Sc. (2009) in Defence & Strategic Studies from QAU, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Currently, Mr. Azad is associated as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) Pakistan.

Prior to this, Mr. Azad has stayed as a Visiting Research Fellow at:

  • The SPAIS / Global Insecurities Centre, University of Bristol, UK.
  • The Center for International Trade & Security (CITS), University of Georgia, USA.
  • Centre on Conflict, Development and Peace building (CCDP), Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The Institute for Security and development Policy (ISDP) Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany.

Mr. Azad has also served as a Visiting Faculty member at Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Mr. Azad has also participated at:

  • Nuclear Safety & Security Workshop at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, USA.
  • The CITS Security & Strategic Trade Management Academy at University of Georgia, Athens, USA.
  • International Crisis Management Course 2013 at the Swedish National Defence College, Stockholm, Sweden.

His areas of interest are Nuclear (Weapon) Security and Terrorism, Nuclear Technology and Nuclear Weapon Modernization, South Asian Nuclear Politics and Nuclear Strategies.

 

Research Fellow

Issue Brief on “Donald Trump and US Nuclear Security Agenda”

The Obama administration had successfully launched nuclear security summits (NSS) after the popular address of President Obama in Prague in April 2009. It was...

Issue Brief on “Pakistan-Russia Strategic Partnership: New Horizons for Cooperation”

Pakistan and Russia have never enjoyed a healthy relationship in their past. The Cold War period was a turbulent time for both states. There...

Islamabad Paper on Pakistan’s Export Control Regime

INTRODUCTION Proliferation of the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)-related know-how and associated technology has long been an international concern. To address these proliferation concerns, the...

In-House Meeting on “Nuclear and Conventional Force Imbalance: Global and Regional Implications for Conventional...

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted an In-House Discussion on June 1, 2016 with Dr. Christine M. Leah, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Grand Strategy...

Issue Brief on “Maritime Security in 21st Century: Strategic and Conventional Options for Pakistan”

Maritime security has become a vital issue in contemporary world politics. It is fundamental to national as well as human security: arms and drug...

Nuclear Powers and Terrorism: Challenges for Indo-Pak Strategic Stability

Abstract The rapid expansion of nuclear weapons and related technology has posed serious threats to global peace. Ensuring the safety of nuclear assets has become...

In-House discussion on “Nuclear and Conventional Force Imbalance: Global and Regional Implications for Conventional...

Press Release The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted an In-House Discussion on June 1, 2016 on Nuclear and Conventional Force Imbalance: Global and...

Pakistan and India Non-Proliferation Credentials

Executive Summary Pakistan is a responsible nuclear weapons state. It has always supported the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. Pakistan has joined efforts...

Pakistan: Misperceptions about Nuclear Stockpiles

Recently, Western and Indian analysts have widely publicized unsubstantiated assumptions that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is growing at a rapid pace, and that the country...

Public Talk on “Achievements of Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and...

The institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) held a Public Talk on “Achievements of Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and its...