Who is Pakistan’s new National Security Advisor?


Dr. Moeed Yusuf is a Pakistani national security scholar who has been notified as country’s new National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan in the capacity of an Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning since 24 December 2019.

An official notification confirmed on Tuesday the appointment of Dr Moeed as NSA.

Before joining the government, Yusuf was the Associate Vice President for Asia at the Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. and previously a Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, and concurrently a Research Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center at Harvard University’s Kennedy School.

Yusuf has taught Political Science/International Relations at Boston University, George Washington University, the Lahore University of Management Sciences, and the Quaid-e-Azam University.

He holds Bachelor of Business Administration from the Shorter College; Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the Boston University.


He also penned three books: Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: US Crisis Management in South Asia (2018), South Asia 2060: Envisioning Regional Futures (co-edited) (2013) and Getting it Right in Afghanistan (co-edited) (2013).

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