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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

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
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.
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.    
He has delivered lectures to international audiences at the 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.
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.
His military education includes courses at the NDU Islamabad, German and Pakistani Army C&Ss and School of Infantry, UK.. He is a qualified interpreter in German language from the NUML Islamabad and Federal Bureau of Languages Cologne, Germany.
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.

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

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 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)

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

b.    Journal Articles

(1)    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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(15)    123 Agreement Revisited,
Pakistan Defence Review, 2007

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

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

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

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

c.    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)
  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