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About Mr. Shams uz Zaman

Mr. Shams uz Zaman is an academic and research scholar currently working on issues related to Arms Control, Strategic Stability and Disarmament in South Asia. He holds an M.Phil degree in Strategic & Nuclear Studies from National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan and a Masters degree in International Relations from Peshawar University. He has been on the visiting faculty of Roots International University College, Islamabad where he taught graduate students, enrolled in University of London courses including, International Relations, Modern Political Thought, World History and International Development. He frequently writes in research journals, magazines and newspapers.
His interests include international politics, Geo-politics, conflict resolution, nuclear policy, doctrine and strategy, nuclear non-proliferation, defence and strategy. His has also keen interest in history and conflict of Middle East and South Asia.
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January 2016 - Present Assistant Director, Ministry of Defence
January 2012 - April 2013 Visiting Faculty Member, Roots International University College
March 2010 - March 2013 Researcher, National Defence University, Pakistan

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Nuclear Policy, Strategy and Doctrine, Missile Race, South Asia, Middle East, International Relations, Globalization, International Political Economy

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Honors and Awards

  • Chancellors Gold Medal and Merit Certificate in M.Phil


  • World History
  • Modern Political Thought
  • Intrenational Development
  • Intrenational Relations


2010 - 2012 M.Phil, NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY ISLAMABAD ‐ Strategic and Nuclear Studies Department
2004 - 2005 Masters (M.A), University of Peshawar, Pakistan ‐ International Relations Department

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (2)

Research Articles (14)

Conferences, Seminars and Presentations (4)

Opinion Editorials (35)