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.
He can be contacted at: email@example.com
|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|
Diplomatic History, History of Religion, Islamic World and Near East History, Military History, Political History, Asian Studies, Other International and Area Studies, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Defense and Security Studies, Military and Veterans Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies
Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Nuclear Policy, Strategy and Doctrine, Missile Race, South Asia, Middle East, International Relations, Globalization, International Political Economy
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|
Contributions to Books (2)
The World Community and the Arab Spring The World Community and the Arab Spring (2018)
This edited volume offers an understanding of how the international community, as a collection of significant actors including major states and intergovernmental institutions, has responded to the important political and social development of the Arab Spring. ...
Islam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia Islam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia (2017)
This expansive four-volume encyclopedia presents a broad introduction to Islam that enables learning about the fundamental role of Islam in world history and promotes greater respect for cultural diversity.One of the most popular and widespread ...
Research Articles (14)
Developments in Indian Missile Program: Options for Pakistan Policy Perspectives (2018)
With the induction of new weapon systems in South Asia, notably BMDs, the region would gradually become prone to the risk of war mainly due to unresolved disputes like Kashmir. The sporadic events of violence ...
Iran Nuclear Deal and its Future Under Trump Administration Regional Studies (2017)
The successful nuclear deal signed between Iran and P5+1 nations, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), limited Iran’s nuclear activities, placing these under the watch of the International Atomic Energy Agency ...
South Asia Nuclear Deterrence Beyond 2016: Challenges and Future Prospects Journal of Security and Strategic Analyses (JSSA) (2017)
The rising tide of Hindu nationalism in India has profoundly affected the South Asian strategic stability as the BJP led government is both reviewing Indian nuclear doctrine and posture. Recent statements of Indian defence and ...
Dynamics of Deterrence & Strategic Equilibrium in South Asia Journal of Security and Strategic Analyses (JSSA) (2016)
In the post cold war era, once thought irrelevant, nuclear weapons have again gained significance. Nuclear weapons have no military utility but serve the purpose of deterrence and their utility is conditional to their non-usage. ...
Evolution of Israel's Nuclear Programme: Implications in Post Iran Nuclear Deal Era Regional Studies (2016)
Israel has always perceived itself to be in a security dilemma which emanates from its historical threat perceptions. Consequently Israeli nuclear programme has generally found a support in Western capitals and media. After the Iran ...
Pakistan in the US Strategic Calculus Journal of Security and Strategic Analyses (2016)
Pakistan and the US have enjoyed an uneven relationship since the creation of Pakistan. While Pakistan did benefit from the US assistance to modernize its military and defence capabilities, the perceptions are varied due to ...
Paradigm Shift in the International Security Architecture and Regional Security in South Asia Journal of Security & Strategic Analyses (JSSA) (2015)
The change in international order from Unipolar to Multi-polar has resulted in change of US priorities. South Asia faces new challenges amid these changes. US concerns over range of issues like terrorism, Islamic militancy and ...
Egypt’s Coup & Future of Democracy in Post Arab Spring Middle East (2015) GeoPloitica (2/2015) (2015)
The initial optimism that a democratic regional order would emerge as a consequence to the sweeping Arab Spring in Middle East and Africa has gradually faded away. The revolutionary, but generally peaceful and smooth, changeover ...
Rise of Non-State Actors in Middle East: Regional Dimensions IPRI Journal (2015)
The situation in the Middle East has become extremely precarious due to issues which can be traced back to the colonial era. Imprudently drawn state borders, unsettled disputes like Palestine and ethno-religious schisms accentuate the ...
Rise of China and US 'Asia Pivot' Policy: Regional and Global Implications GeoPolitica, (2/2014) (2014)
The ‘Rising China’ phenomenon is known to be one of the most significant events of the 21st Century which is causing tensions amongst the polar powers. The U.S. gradual shift from asymmetric level of warfare ...
Implications of Nuclear Armed Iran on Middle East and Pakistan Strategic Studies Journal (ISSI) (2012)
Pakistan and Iran have a history of cordial relationship since 1947 which was based on commonality of religion, culture, society, traditions, interests and close proximity. However, this relationship didn’t follow a smooth path after the ...
Possibility and Implications of an Israeli Strike on Iranian Nuclear Installations NDU Journal (2011)
Iran is at the centre of the international diplomatic storm over its nuclear programme. Lot of scepticism exists over Iranian nuclear programme which is accused of in violation to NPT by the western countries. Iran, ...
Conferences, Seminars and Presentations (4)
Missile Race In South Asia: Ramification For Deterrence Stability And Strategic Equilibrium University of Lahore (2017)
India is seeking for the status of a global power and regional hegemon which mandates possession of requisite military prowess. As posited by realists, any step taken by India to strengthen its defence either for ...
National Security, Technology Transfers and NPT Compliance Strategic Vision Institute (SVI) (2016)
There is no universally agreed definition of National Security which has become a relative concept and notion varies from state to state and region to region. In general National Security encompasses both internal and external ...
Developments in Indian Missile Programme: Implications for Arms Race in South Asia (International Conference on Peace and Security in South and Central Asia) Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) / Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) (2016)
Historical rivalry between India and Pakistan has always existed as a stumbling block for peace in South Asia. Indian aspirations to act as a hegemonic power in the region has accentuated the sense of vulnerability ...
Various Dimensions of Iranian Nuclear Deal Strategic Vision Institute (SVI) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) (2015)
The successful nuclear agreement on the mutual framework towards implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, between Iran and P-5+1 nations is a major development in the region ostensibly having far reaching implications. With imposed ...