Team SASSI

DR. Maria Sultan

Dr Maria Sultan is the Chairperson and the Director General of the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) University. She is an advisor to the Ministry of Defence on Strategic and Military affairs. She is also the founding Vice Chancellor for Muslim Youth University and established programs in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Sciences, Management Sciences, Social Science including International Relations and Peace & Conflict Studies.
She was the founding co-director of the South Asian Strategic Stability Unit at the Bradford Disarmament Research Centre (BDRC), University of Bradford. She also served as Deputy Director South Asian Strategic Stability Unit at (BDRC). Dr Sultan is a specialist in South Asian nuclear arms control and disarmament issues, weapon systems development and strategic stability. She has published widely in academic journals, news dailies and books.
Earlier, Dr Sultan worked as an assistant editor in the influential English daily ‘The Muslim’. She is a visiting faculty member at the National Defence University (NDU), Pakistan, Foreign Service Academy, Pakistan Naval War College, Pakistan Air War College, NATO Defence College, The Russian Center for Policy Studies, Moscow, China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, the Department of International Relations, University of Peshawar, and the Command and Staff College Quetta.

Zeeshan Javed

Mr. Zeeshan Javed is a research fellow in South Asian Strategic Studies Institute. Mr. Zeeshan Javed’s areas of expertise lie in the integration of technology with military affairs and also on Afghanistan. He works on the areas concerned with counterinsurgency, counterterrorism and military tactics & doctrines. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Philosophy from the National Defence University in the field of Strategic Studies.

Yasir Malik

Mr. Yasir Malik is a research fellow in South Asian Strategic Stability Institute. Yasir Malik has completed his Masters in International Relations from University of the Punjab, Lahore. He joined SASSI in April 2017 and has been working on dynamic areas of International Relations and global politics. His areas of interest belongs to Middle Eastern politics and strategic issues in the global scenario. He regularly contributes in various national dailies and magazines. He has an ambitious and keen interest in undertaking research activities.