Mr. Attiq-ur-Rehman

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Phone No:+92-51-9265101-6 (ext.260)

  • PhD in American Studies( In – Progress ) Area Study Center for Africa  North and South  America
  • M. Phil DSS (Defence & Strategic Studies), Quaid-i-Azam University.  
  • M.A History( Sept 2007 )University of Punjab Lahore,
  • M. Sc Mass Communication  (AIOU)
  • M. A Politics & International relations (2005), International Islamic University Islamabad.

Working Experience:            

· Lecturer in department of International Relations, National University of Modern Languages, (NUML) Islamabad. (From August 2010 to date).

· Worked three months as a Junior Research Fellow in South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) Islamabad. (From May 03, 2009 to August 03, 2009).

· Teaching and Research Assistance in Department of Defense and Strategic Studies in Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. (From September 2007 to June 2008).

·   Lecturer in Punjab Group of Colleges Faisalabad, Pakistan, as lecturer of IR (International Relations) and Media Studies. (From 25 October 2005 to 18 May 2006).

 International Experience:

· Participated in International Conference on “The Role of Youth in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE): Holistic Approaches, From Education to De-radicalization” arranged by Turkic Council and United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Istanbul, Turkey (20 – 21 October 2016).

· Presented “The Lost Generation of Silicon Valley: The Disconnects Between IT and Traditional Literacy in South Asia,” in a Joint Regional Conference 2014, Inclusive Youth Policies in South Asia, organized by Social Science Baha, Nepal, Colombo University, Sri Lanka, South Asia Institute (SAI) of Heidelberg University and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) in Kathmandu, Nepal (February 26 – 28, 2014).

· Attended “6th International Black Sea Symposium in Athens, Greece organized by International Centre for Black Sea Studies (4 – 6 July, 2013).

· Participated as a Guest Lecture in Summer School of NATO International School of Azerbaijan NISA (June 2013).

 Completed Three Month Visiting Research Fellowship on “Cyber Security” in SAM Center for Strategic Studies, Baku, Azerbaijan (April 2013 to July 2013).

Traditional & Non-Traditional Security

Research Publications: 




1. “Peace Talks with Taliban: Expectations, Realities and Way Forwards”, A Research Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 29, No. 1 (January – July 2014).

2. “Pakistan-China Nuclear Deal & International Fictions”, Berkeley Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 1, Issue. 3 (March 2011).

3. “Israel’s Nuclear Program: An Analysis of International Assistance” Berkeley Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 1, Issue. 3 (March 2011).

4.  “Nuclear Strategy of Israel: A strategy of Deliberate Ambiguity”,Defence Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, (August 2009).

5. “The Middle East Security Environment: The origin of Arab – Israel Conflict”, Defence Journal, Vol. 13, No. 3, (November 2009).

“The Real Face of Dimona: How Dimona Nuclear Reactor Became Critical” Defense Journal, Vol. 14, No. 9, (April 2011).

1. Books/Chapters/Monograph:

1. Neutralizing the Tamil Insurgency in Sri Lanka: Lessons and Strategies for Pakistan, (Submitted).

2. Attiq-ur-Rehman and Dr. Kamal Makili – Aliyev, “Cyber Security Objectivities: Azerbaijan in the Digitalized World,” SAM. Review, Vol. 11 (November 2013). 

3. “Indo – Afghan Bilateral Relations and its Impact on Pakistan” inContemporary Geopolitics: Afghanistan & Pakistan, University of Punjab, 2013.

4. The Origin and Evolution of Israeli Nuclear Program: A Journey Through Past, Present and Future, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (April 12, 2012).


Book Reviews:

1. The Last of President’s Man, Pakistan Journal of American Studies, (Accepted).

2. The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America’s Grasp, IPRI Journal, Vol. XVI, No. 02 (Summer 2016).

3. Afghan Taliban: War of Ideology, Struggle for Peace, Defence Journal, Vol. 19, No. 03 (October 2016).

4. A State in Denial: Pakistan’s Misguided and Dangerous Crusade,Defence Journal, Vol. 19, No. 02 (September 2016).

5. Pakistan at the Crossroads: Domestic Dynamics and External Pressures, Defence Journal, Vol. 19, No. 01 (August 2016).

6. Modi’s World: Expanding India’s Sphere of Influence, Defence Journal, Vol. 18, No. 12 (July 2016).

7. World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History, Pakistan Journal of American Studies, Vol. 32, Nos. 1&2, (Spring & Fall 2014).

8. The Evolution of Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia, Journal of Contemporary Studies, Vol. III, No. 3, (Summer 2014).

9. Pakistan: A Hard Country, Journal of Contemporary Studies, Vol. III, No. 2, (Winter 2013).

10. Pakistan and the New Nuclear Taboo: Regional Deterrence and the International Arms Control Regime, Journal of Contemporary Studies, Vol. II, No. 1 (Summer 2013).

11. The Genesis of South Asian Nuclear Deterrence: Pakistan’s Perspective, Defence Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2 (September 2012).

12. Globalization and Terrorism: The Migration of Dreams and Nightmares, IPRI Journal, Vol. X, No. 2 (Summer 2010).

13. Words of Conflict, Words of War: How the Langue We Use in Political Processes Sparks Fighting, Journal of Contemporary Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Summer 2012).


Published Research Essays:

1. “The Role of Nuclear Security Summit in International Non-Proliferation regime”, Current Affairs Digest, Book 237, (May, 2014).

2. “Negotiations with Taliban: Prospects and Realities,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 235, (March, 2014).

3. “Role of Sect and Sectarianism in Pakistan,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 234, (February, 2014).

4. “Iranian Nuclear Pandemonium and its Future,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 233, (January, 2014).

5. “Government – Taliban: Expectations and Realities,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 232, (December, 2013).

6. “An Analytical Survey of Indo – Pak Toxic Relations,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 231, (November, 2013).

7. “Syrian Nuclear Weapons and International Worries,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 230, (October, 2013).

8. “Azerbaijan: The Tiger of Caucasia,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 229, (September, 2013).

9. “Understanding the Concept of Non-Traditional Security and its Relevance to Pakistan,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 228, (August, 2013).

10. “Cyber Security: A Potential Nontraditional Security Threat to International System,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 227, (July, 1013).

11. “Indian Strategic Thinking and its Role in the Region”, Current Affairs Digest, Book 226, (June, 2013).

12. “Understanding the Zionism,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 223, (March, 2013).

13. “Small Arms Proliferation a Threat to International Peace and Security,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 222, (February, 2013).

14. “Post 9/11Pak-Afghan Relations: Challenges and Opportunities,”Current Affairs Digest, Book 221, (January, 2013).

15. “Understanding the Concept of National Security,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 220, (December, 2012).

16. “The Obama Administration and New Middle East Policy,”Current Affairs Digest, Book 219, (November, 2012).

17. “Nuclear Strategy of Israel,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 218, (October, 2012).

18. “The Evolution of US Non-Proliferation Behaviour,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 217, (September 2012).

19. “The Glimpse of Nuclear Weapons Free Zone (NWFZ),” Current Affairs Digest, Book 216, (August 2012).

20. “Nuclear Israel: A Myth or Reality,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 215, (July 2012).

21. “An Assessment of Israeli Nuclear Opacity and Vanunu’s Claim,”Current Affairs Digest, Book 214, (June 2012).

22. “The Significance of Nuclear Security Summit,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 213, (May 2012).

23. “Pakistan and the FMCT,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 212, (April 2012).

24. “Anti-Americanism: A Challenge for US in Post 9/11 World,”Current Affairs Digest, Book 211, (March 2012).

25. “Understanding Global Zero,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 210

, (February 2012).

26.  “Sovereignty under Question,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 209, (January 2012)

27.  “Nuclear Terrorism: A myth or reality,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 208, (December 2011).

28. “The Emerging Role of India as a Super Power,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 207, (November 2011).

29. “Pak-US Strategic Relations under War on Terror: A Decade of Security Challenges for Pakistan,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 206, (October 2011).

30. “The Nature of Pak-US Troubled Relations,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 205, (September 2011).

31. “Dair Alzour: A Critical Question for Syria,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 204, (August 2011).

32. “Pak-US Relations Post Osama Scenario,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 203, (July 2011).

33. “OBL’s Death and its Implications for Pakistan,” Current Affairs Digest, Book 202, (June 2011).

34. “Understanding Al-Qaeda,” Monthly Current Affairs Digest, Book 201, (May 2011).

35. “Nuclear Program of Iran: An Overview,” Monthly Current Affair Digest, Book 200, (April 2011).

36. “Nuclear Program of Pakistan: Security and Nonproliferation Concerns,” Monthly Current Affairs Digest, Book 199, (March 2011).

37. “Indo-US Nuclear Deal: A Critical Analysis,” Monthly Current Affairs Digest, Book 198, (February 2011).

38. “Covert Nuclear Program: Israeli Case,” Monthly Current Affairs Digest, Book 197, (January 2011).

39. “Nuclear Program of Israel: How Nuclear Israel Created Instability in the Region,” Monthly Current Affairs Digest, Book 196, (December 2010).

40. “Palestine Dilemma: How the Land of Divided People Became an Issue,” Monthly Current Affairs Digest, Book 195, (November 2010).


Opinion Articles:

1. Islamabad and Moscow: The Reluctant Allies and Future Friends,Defence Journal, Vol. 19, No. 03 (October 2016). 

2. The Bomb in the Basement: Neither Admit nor Deny, Defence Journal, Vol. 19, No. 02 (September 2016).

3. Mahanian Political Doctrine in South Asia, Defence Journal, Vol. 19, No. 01 (August 2016). 

4. 49th Member of NSG: A Global Concern or South Asian Problem? Defence Journal, Vol. 18, No. 12 (July 2016).

5. Azerbaijan in the Age of Cyber Security Challenges, Online Azerbaijani News Agency,, June 28, 2013.

6. Heydar Aliyev: A Leader of the Nation, Online Azerbaijani News Agency,, June 28, 2013.

7.  “The Arab World’s Third Way” The Laaltain, issue 3, (Summer 2011).

8. Strategy of Preventive Strike and Israel, Monthly Current Affairs Digest, Book 191, July 2010.

9. Causes behind Arab – Israeli Hostility, The Diplomatic Insight, January – February 2010.

10. Nuclear Israel a Challenge for Obama’s Nuclear Campaign,PoliTact ‘Strategic Knowledge’ (online think tank), May 24, 2010.

Nuclear Security Summit 2010 and Nuclear Israel, The Diplomatic Insight, April – May 2010.


1. Paper Presented:

1. “Introducing Socioeconomic Development in Pakistan: An Appropriate Counterterror Strategy” 1stNational Conference on Public Administration and Management, arranged by Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. (26 – 27 October, 2016).

2. “The Age of Maritime Politics in South Asia: An Assessment of Naval Compulsion of CPEC for Pakistan,” International Conference on Peace and Security in South & Central Asia, arranged by Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. (September 22 – 24, 2016).

3. “National Security in Green Age: A Non – Traditional Way to Secure Future,” Green Economy in the Emerging Markets – Renewable Energy Role in Sustainable Development of Emerging Markets, 6th  International Conference on Management Research, arranged by Superior University Lahore, Pakistan (05 – 06 November, 2015).

4. “Religious Discourse: A Shenanigan in Social Sciences: A Case Study of Pakistan,” International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities arranged by National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad (19 – 20 October 2015).

5. “The Scope of Security Studies in Pakistan: Prospects and Challenges,” 1st National Conference on Emerging Trends and Challenges in Social Sciences (ETCSS’2014) arranged by University of Sawat, Pakistan and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

“Understanding the Significance of Cyber Security Threats,” International Conference on Computational & Social Sciences (ICCSS) organized by Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan.