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Dr Tughral Yamin
Associate Dean
Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

CIPS
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Islamabad
Tel : +92 51 90856780, 0323 8556824

Specialization
Peace & Stability, Arms Control & Disarmament, Cyber Scurity, Strategic Decision Making. UN Peacekeeping Operations, CPEC and Pak-India Relations. HEC Approved Supervisor.

Education
PhD from the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. Fellow of the Cooperative Monitoring Centre (CMC), Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), USA.

Professor Tughral Yamin is the founding member and associate dean of the Centre for International Peace & Stability (CIPS). In his present position he has been instrumental in:
  • Establishing the Centre in March 2013
  • Organizing an international conference on peace and conflict resolution in October 2013
  • Launching the PhD program in Spring 2014
  • Launching of MS program in​

Education and Qualification

Dr. Yamin earned his PhD from the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. His dissertation was a study in nuclear stability between India and Pakistan. In 2013 he was awarded a research fellowship in the International Program of the Cooperative Monitoring Center (CMC), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Albuquerque NM, USA. His research was about Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between India and Pakistan in Information Space. 
His academic qualifications include an MSc in War Studies, MA in International Relations, BSc (hons) in War Studies and a BA in military art and sciences. He was awarded the gold medal for earning the first position in BA. 

His military education includes courses at the NDU Islamabad, German and Pakistani Army C&SC and School of Infantry, UK. He is a qualified interpreter in German language from the NUML Islamabad and Federal Bureau of Languages Cologne, Germany. 
Professor Yamin has taught at the Pakistan Army Command and Staff College (C&SC) Quetta, the National Defence University (NDU) Islamabad and the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad.     

Military Experience

Professor Yamin has been a career infantry officer (1974-2008). He retired as a brigadier and has a varied experience of command, staff and instructional experience. As a senior officer, he represented his country as the senior armed forces delegate in the ASEAN Regional Forum meeting in Laos in 2005. 

Academic Interests

His academic interests include India-Pakistan relations and CBMs between the two countries, regional security, peacekeeping, peace building, conflict resolution, nuclear stability, non-proliferation of chemical weapons, net-centric warfare, strategic decision making and information security.

International Conferences Organized

International Conference on Refugee Crises: Lessons from Pakistan and Beyond – July 2017

International conference on Post Conflict Rehabilitation – November 2015

International Conference on Peace & Conflict Resolution – October 2013

Non Academic Interests

He and his wife run SAYA - a charity school in the suburbs of Islamabad for poor children.

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Expertise: India-Pakistan Relations, Confidence-Building Measures, Regional Security, Peacekeeping & Peace-building, UN Systems, Nuclear Stability, Arms Control, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Net-Centric Warfare, Strategic Decision-making and Information Security. women education and international humanitarian law.

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Research areas 
             International and Regional Security, Peace and Stability, Confidence Building Measures, Strategic Thinking and Net-Centric Warfare, Cyber Security.

Research Grants
            Research project on info space CBMs between India and Pakistan (Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque New Mexico. June-Sep 2013)
            Click here to review report by Sandia National Laboratories
            Presentation on Cyberspace CBMs

Ongoing Research Projects 
  • Evolution of Strategic Thought in Pakistan.
  • Military Observer as Confidence Building Measures.

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

S. No

Books

Printers & Publisher

Category

 

Web Link

1

The Evolution of Nuclear of Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia

Army Press (2014)

Reprinted by Army Book Club (2017)

 

N/A

 

2

Cyber CBMs between Pakistan & India

National University of Sciences (NUST) Press (2015)

 

 

3

UN Peacekeeping Operations in Somalia: A Pakistani Perspective

Paramount Publishers (2019)

 

 

 

RESEARCH ARTICLES

 

S. No

Research Articles

Title of Journal

Category of Journal

 

1.       

Militarization of Outer Space

Command & Staff College Quetta

 

N/A

2.       

Hybrid Warfare

Strategic Thought, NDU

 

N/A

3.

National Response to Cyber Threat 

Pakistan Army Green Book 2019

Y Category 

N/A

4.

Islamic Peacekeeping Force – The future of Islamic Military Alliance (IMA)

Pakistan Army Green Book 2018

Y Category

N/A

5.

Cybersecurity Management in Pakistan

Governance and Management Review by Punjab University , August 2018

Not yet recognized by HEC

http://pu.edu.pk/home/journal/37/Previous-Issue.html

6.

Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Motivations in Sending Troops Abroad 

NUST Journal of International Peace & Stability, 2017

 Not yet recognized by HEC

https://njips.nust.edu.pk/index.php/njips/issue/view/1

7.

Nuclear Mainstreaming Pakistan

IPRI Journal, Winter 2017

X Category

www.ipripak.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Article-No.-2w17.pdf

 

8.

Tactical Nuclear Weapons (TNWs) - The Pakistani Perspective

IPRI Journal XV, No. 2 (Summer 2015): 28-43

X Category

www.ipripak.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2-art-s-15.pdf

 

 

9.

Examining Pakistan’s Strategic Decision to Support the US War on Terror

Strategic Studies Journal (Vol 35   Summer 2015) No 2, 2016

Y Category

issi.org.pk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Tughral-Yamin-35-No.2.pdf

 

10

Cyber Confidence Building Measures between Pakistan and India

Pakistan Army Green Book 2015

Y Category

N/A

11.

Strategic Decision Making: Pakistan’s Support to the US War on Terror

Islamabad Papers, No 16,  ISSN 1029-0990, 2014

Y Category

N/A

 

12.

Chemical & Biological Weapons: Positions, Prospects and Trends

Policy Perspectives, Vol 10, No.1, (2013), Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad

Y Category

https://www.ips.org.pk/chemical-a-biological-weapons-positions-prospects-and-trends/

13.

Apology as a Foreign Policy Tool

NDU Journal Vol. XXVII, Issue I, 2013

X Category

ndu.edu.pk/issra/issra_pub/NDU-Journal2013.pdf

 

14.

UN Peacekeeping: South Asian Perspectives

Pakistan Army Green Book, 2013

Y Category

N/A

15.

An 'Appreciation' of the Pakistani Military Thought Process

Strategic Studies, Summer & Autumn (2012) Volume XXXII, Issue No. 2-3

Y Category

http://issi.org.pk/an-appreciation-of-the-pakistani-military-thought-process/

16.

Nuclear Risk Reduction in South Asia

Journal of Contemporary, National Defence University Islamabad

      Y Category

https://www.ndu.edu.pk/fcs/.../fcs_journal/.../5.NUCLEAR_RISK_REDUCTION.pdf

 

17.

How Pakistan Negotiates with the United States of America?

2

X Category

www.ndu.edu.pk/issra/.../margalla-paper/Margalla-Papers.../Margalla-Papers-2012.pdf

 

18.

Nuclear Disaster Management

IPRI Journal, Sep 2011 

X Category

www.ipripak.org/summer-2011volume-xi-number-2

19.

Nuclear Terrorism - Are we prepared for it?

NDU Journal, 2010

X Category

https://www.ndu.edu.pk/issra/issra_pub/articles/ndu-journal/NDU-Journal-2010/04-Nuclear-Terrorism-Are-we-prepared-for-it.pdf

20.

International Non-Proliferation Regime & Pakistan’s Stance: A Fresh Perspective

Regional Studies, 2008

Y Category

N/A

21.

Pakistan Nuclear Policy & Doctrine Ten Years Hence - Where do we go from here?

Margalla Papers, 2008, Special Edition ISSN 1999-2297

X Category

http://111.68.99.107/libmax/opac/ArticleDetail.aspx?id=20890

22.

Stability in South Asia and Nuclear Weapons

Margalla Papers, 200

7

X Category

https://ndu.edu.pk/.../margalla-paper/Margalla-Papers-2007/Margalla_Papers_2007.pdf

 

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 

1.

123 Agreement Revised

Pakistan Defence Review, 200

7

 

N/A

2.

Ways to make analyses objectives

Hoopoe (The School of Military Intelligence) 2006

 

N/A

3.

Is Paperless Society Good?

The Citadel ( Command & Staff College Quetta) 2005

 

N/A

4.

Our Offensive Doctrine

The Citadel ( Command & Staff College Quetta) 1997

 

N/A

5.

Snipers are Force Multipliers

Infantry (The School of Infantry & Tactics Quetta) 1993

 

N/A


 

BOOK CHAPTERS

S. No

Title of Book Chapter

Title of Book

 

Web Link

1.

Join or Not to Join the Corridor: Conundrum for India

Compendium CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region. Published by Institute of Policy and Research Studies, 2017

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/

315099485_To_Join_or_Not_to_Join_The_Corridor_Conundrum_for_India

2.

Foreign Policy Change in Pakistan: Uncertain Options​ in South Asia and the Great Powers: International Relations & Regional Security

South Asia and the Great powers, IB Tauris Publications, Feb 2017

https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/south-asia-and-the-great-powers-9781786721341/

3.

Cybersecurity Policy and Strategies for Cyberwarfare Prevention edited by Jean-Loup Richet

Cybersecurity Policies and Strategies for Cyberwarfare Prevention by IGI Global

https://www.igi-global.com/book/cybersecurity-policies-strategies-cyberwarfare-prevention/123849

4.

Peacekeeping Literature in Pakistan

Quest for Peace (National Book Foundation)

N/A

5.

The Indian Footprint in Afghanistan

Contemporary Geopolitics: Afghanistan & Pakistan, published by Punjab University (2013)

http://pu.edu.pk/home/books/2013/all/ma%20english%20part%202/9


 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

S. No

Title of Paper

Title of Conference, dates, Country, etc.

 

Web-link

1.       

Future of Warfare

15th SAMF, IBA Sukkur, 29-30 Sep 2019

 

http://samf.iba-suk.edu.pk/

2.       

Critical Analysis Of Confidence Building Measures Between Pakistan & India

Pakistan and Regional Politics: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects org by NDU PCS dpt, 11-12 Sept 2019

 

N/A

3.       

The State of Medina and the Accessibility of the Leader

 

Seerat Conference, HEC, 2nd May 2019

N/A

4.       

False News as an Instrument of War

Institute of Regional Studies, Fake News & Facts in our Region," April 24-26, 2019

irs.org.pk/Docs/CFN1.pdf

 

5.       

Kashmir An outstanding Issue that needs to be resolved

Kashmir Conflict: Changing Dynamics and the Prosperity for Peace, Organized by CIPS, 8-9 October 2018 by CIPS in collaboration with HEC

http://www.nust.edu.pk/INSTITUTIONS/Schools/NIPCONS/nipcons-institutions/CIPS/Events/Pages/Book-Launch--Kashmir-Conflict-Changing-Dynamics-and-the-Prospects-for-Peace.aspx

6.       

Dynamics of Contemporary Middle East: Role of Pakistan

Dynamics of Contemporary Middle East: Role of Pakistan, organized by IPRI, in March 2019

https://www.ipripak.org/one-day-panel-discussion-on-dynamics-of-contemporary-middle-east-role-of-pakistan/

7.       

Pak US Relations

National Conference on Irritants in Pakistan-US Relations: Way Forward, organized by Institute of Policy & Research Studies (IPRI) on 9-10 October in Islamabad.

http://www.ipripak.org/ipri-national-conference/

8.       

State of Strategic Stability in South Asia

Nuclear Doctrine and Strategy: Implications for Strategic Stability in South Asia, 17 October 2018

 

9.       

Non-Traditional Threats: Cyber Security - the New Frontier and a Possible Response

International Conference: Global Peace Amidst War and Conflict, organized by NDU and CPSD on 17-18 September in Islamabad.

http://www.diezel.com.pk/conference-global.php

10.   

Radicalization and the role of the teacher

Radicalization: Perceptions, Realities and Challenges of Campus Life, organized by Air University Islamabad on 26-28 September 2018.

 

https://portals.au.edu.pk/rprc/

 

11.   

Cyberspace Management in Pakistan

Governance, Management & HR: Strategic Directions, Organized by University of Punjab, 20-21 March 2018.

http://pu.edu.pk/home/section/conferences/8278

12.   

Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A Source of Conflict in Society and the need of integration

Title: 1st International Conference on Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion, Dec 2017, BUITEMS, Quetta,

http://www.expertspointpvt.com/ICRMS/Conference.html

 

13.   

Policy Framework for a National Program on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR)

Title: International Conference on Peace, Conflict and Violence, CIIT Lahore. Feb 2018

https://lahore.comsats.edu.pk/ICP/

 

14.   

Indian Regional Role and Interest in West Asia: Challenges for Pakistan

Title: National Conference on: Regional Security and Foreign Policy in South, Central and West Asia, SVI

N/A

15.   

TTP Challenging the Writ: Military Action and Results

Conference Paper NDU, April 2016

N/A

16.   

Nuclear Mainstreaming

International Conference peace and Security in South and Central Asia, 22-24 September 2016, Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), Rawalpindi Pakistan.

http://fjwu.edu.pk/pssca/

 

17.   

Economic Advantages of CPEC for India

Two Day National Conference CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and the Region 20-21 September 2016. IPRI

http://www.ipripak.org/two-day-national-conference/

18.   

Nuclear Disarmament, Article VI of NPT: Current Issues and Developments

Arms Control, Disarmament, Nonproliferation and International Security in 2016 27 October 2016. Islamabad Pakistan. Organized by Strategic Vision Institute

N/A

19.   

Divergence between NWS and NNWS on Nuclear Disarmament: A Review of Article VI

Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Deterrence and Strategic Stability in South Asia, Organized the SVI, 30 May-1 June 2016.

N/A

20.   

Long-term development and stabilization issues in post- conflict context

International Conference on Post Conflict Rehabilitation, 10-11 November 2015, CIPS, NUST

http://www.nust.edu.pk/INSTITUTIONS/Schools/NIPCONS/nipcons-institutions/CIPS/Events/Pages/International-Conference-on-Post-Conflict-Rehabilitation-November-2015.aspx

 

 

21.   

Combating Cyber Terrorism through an Effective System of Cyber Security Cooperation.

Terrorism Experts Conference, COE DAT Ankara, Turkey, 13-14 October 2015

N/A

22.   

TTP Challenging the Writ: Military Action and Results

Pakistan’s Policy of Countering Violent Extremism: Progress and Challenges April 13-14, 2016, National Defence University, Islamabad.

https://ndu.edu.pk/images/gallery-photo/imp/2016/april/13-4-16.php

23.   

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Pakistan Army

Han River Forum: International Conference on the Innovative Development of Defense Economics & 2016 Annual. Conference of the Military Economics Research Center, Wuhan China. 10-11 October 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Keynote speaker net-centric warfare IQPC conferences Singapore (2008 and 2009)
  2. Delivered lectures on the regional security situation at the Institute of South Asian Studies, Mason University, Washington D.C. (2010)
  3. Delivered lecture at IPS Islamabad on Chem-Bio Weapons and Pakistan (October 18, 2012)
  4. Adjunct faculty, National Defence University Islamabad (2010)
  5. Department of Strategic & Nuclear Studies, NDU Islamabad (Feb 2012- Feb 2013)
  6. Dean Center for International Peace & Stability (CIPS), NUST (Feb 2013, Continued)
  7. Presentation on info space CBMs, Atlantic Council (5 Sep 2013)
  8. Presentation on Safety & Security of Pakistani Nuclear Weapons, SVI (25 September 2013)
  9. Presentation on modern trends in arms control and disarmament in NDU (1st January 2013)

International Exposure

He has delivered lectures to international audiences at Military Economics Academy Wuhan China, Center of Excellence Defense against Terrorism Ankara, South Asian University New Delhi, Atlantic Council Washington DC, National University of Singapore and the George Mason University, Washington DC on regional security, information security, confidence building measures and UN peacekeeping. He has also delivered keynote speeches on net-centric warfare in seminars held in Singapore. He conducted an exercise on nuclear deterrence organised by the SinanWren Foundation in Istanbul, Turkey via Skype.


  1. Served in Pakistan Army (1974-2011) and retired as a brigadier
  2. Net Centric Warfare  NESCOM    2005-2011
  3. National Defence University (NDU) Feb 2012- Feb 2013
  4. Associate Dean  Centre for International Peace & Stability, (CIPS) Feb 2013- Current