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Dr Tughral Yamin
Associate Dean
Department of Peace and Conflict Studies

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

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

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.

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.

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.
a.     Books

(1)    The Evolution of Nuclear Deterrence & its Impact on South Asian Stability
          (Army Press Islamabad, 2014)
       Book Reviewed by Ms Kusoom Belal, Published in CISS Insight Vol II No 2&3
       CISS Insight Vol  II No  23.pdfCISS Insight Vol II No 23.pdf

(2)    Developing Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) in Information -Space between India and Pakistan (NUST Publishing, 2014)

(3)    UN Peacekeeping Operation Somalia: A Pakistani Perspective (under publication)

b.    Journal Articles

(1)   Nuclear Mainstreaming Pakistan
       IPRI Journal, Winter 2017

(2)  Examining Pakistan's Strategic Decision to Support the US War on Terror
       Strategic Studies Journal. Vol 35 Summer 2015 no 2

        IPRI Journal XV, no. 2 (Summer 2015): 28-43 September 19, 2015 

(4)   Cyber Confidence Building Measures between Pakistan and India
        Pakistan Army Green Book

(5)    Apology as a Foreign Policy Tool
        NDU Journal Vol. XXVII, Issue I

(6)   UN Peacekeeping: South Asian Perspectives​
       Pakistan Army Green Book 
(7)    The Indian Footprint in Afghanistan
Contemporary Geopolitics: Afghanistan & Pakistan
A compendium of essays published by the Punjab University. Editors: Dr Saleem Mazhar, Dr Umbreen Javaid and Dr Naheed S. Goraya.

(8)    Appology as a Foreign Policy
        NDU Journal, 2013

(9)    UN Military Observer as part of Confidence Building Measures Regime in South Asia,
South Asian University (SAU) New Delhi, Under Publication, 2014

(10)    How Pakistan Negotiates with the United States of America?
Margalla Papers2012

(11)    Chemical & Biological Weapons: Positions, Prospects and Trends,
Policy Perspectives, Vol. 10, No.1, 2013, Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad, January  2013

(12)    Nuclear Risk Reduction in South Asia,
Journal of Contemporary Studies, Faculty of Contemporary Studies, National Defence University Islamabad December 2012

(13)    An ‘Appreciation’ of the Pakistani Military Thought Process,
Strategic Studies, Summer & Autumn 2012 - Volume XXXII - Issue No. 2-3, December 2012

(14)    Nuclear Disaster Management:
IPRI Journal, September 2011

(15)    Asymmetric Tactics on Networked Battlefield:
The Citadel (Command & Staff College Quetta)June 2011

(16)    Nuclear Terrorism - Are we prepared for it?
NDU Journal2010

(17)    Pakistan Nuclear Policy & Doctrine Ten Years Hence - Where do we go from here?
Margalla Papers, 2008

(18)    International Non-Proliferation Regime & Pakistan's Stance: A Fresh Perspective
Regional Studies, 2008

(19)    Pakistan’s Nuclear Policy and Doctrine Ten Years Hence - Where do we go from here?
Pakistan Defence Review, 2008

(20)    Stability in South Asia and Nuclear Weapons,
Margalla Papers, 2007

(21)    123 Agreement Revisited,
Pakistan Defence Review, 2007

(22)    Ways to make Analysis Objective:
Hoopoe(The School of Military Intelligence), 2006

(23)    Is Paperless Society Good?
The Citadel (Command & Staff College Quetta)October 2005

(24)    Our Offensive Doctrine,
The Citadel(Command & Staff College Quetta), 1997

(25)    Snipers are Force Multipliers,
Infantry(The School of Infantry & Tactics Quetta), 1993

c.    Book/Chapter Publication Details: 

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

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

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

​Cybersecurity Policies and Strategies for Cyberwarfare Prevention by IGI Global

Peacekeeping Literature in Pakistan

Quest for Peace/National Book Foundation

d.    Papers Presentation in Conference: 

(1)  TTP Challenging the Writ: Military Action and Results
       Conference Paper NDU, April 2016

(2)  Cyber Security and Implications on National Security
       Information Assurance & Cyber Security (CIACS) 2015, Military College of Signals, Pakistan

(3)  Nuclear Mainstreaming

      International Conference peace and Security in South and Central Asia, 22-24 September 2016, Organized by Fatima Jinnah Women                                   University, Rawalpindi Pakistan,

(4)  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.                                       Organized by Islamabad Policy research Institute,

(5)  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 ​

(6)  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 Strategic Vision Institute, 30 May-1 June 2016.

(7)  Long-term development and stabilization issues in post- conflict context
       International Conference on Post Conflict Rehabilitation, 10-11 November 2015, CIPS, Pakistan 

(8)  Combating Cyber Terrorism through an Effective System of Cyber Security Cooperation.
      Terrorism Experts Conference, COE DAT Ankara, Turkey, 13-14 October 2015

(9)  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, Pakistan

(10) 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

e.    Book Review:

The Genesis of South Asian Nuclear Deterrence — Pakistan's Perspective
by Brigadier (Retd) Naeem Ahmad Salik(Link), Dawn Books & Authors, November 9,

  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