Professor Tughral Yamin PhD is the founding member and associate dean of the Center for International Peace & Stability (CIPS), National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST). In his present position he has been instrumental in:

  • Establishing the Center in February 2013
  • Launching HEC recognized PhD program in Spring 2014 and an MS program in 2016
  • Organizing a number of international and national conferences, round tables and workshops on issues related to peace and conflict with emphasis on UN peacekeeping

HEC Approved Supervisor

Professor Tughral Yamin is HEC Approved Supervisor

Education and Qualifications

Professor Yamin earned his PhD from the Department of Defence & Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. His dissertation was on the impact of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) on the strategic stability of South Asia.

He is a 2013 fellow of the International Program of the Cooperative Monitoring Center (CMC), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Albuquerque NM, USA. His research was about Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between India and Pakistan in Information Space. 
His academic qualifications include an MSc in War Studies, MA in International Relations, BSc (hons) in War Studies and a BA in political science. He was awarded the gold medal for earning the first position in BA. 

Military Education

His military education includes the prestigious war course from the National Defense University (NDU) Islamabad and staff courses from German and Pakistani Army Command & Staff College (C&SC). He received his basic training as a platoon commander from the School of Infantry, UK. He is a qualified interpreter in German language from the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad and Federal Bureau of Languages Cologne, Germany. 
Professor Yamin has taught at the Pakistan Army C&SC Quetta, at the NDU Islamabad and in NUML Islamabad.     

Military Experience

Brigadier Yamin was a career infantry officer from 1974-2008 and was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) in recognition for his meritorious service on command, staff and instructional duties. As an army officer he served in many parts of his country and abroad, including multiple deployments on the Line of Control (LoC). He was member of a military delegation that visited South Africa and Jordan in 2006. He had the honor of representing his country as the senior armed forces delegate in the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) meeting in Laos in 2005. He was the liaison for his unit during the UN peacekeeping operations in Somalia from 1992-1993 and served in an armed brigade in Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 1985-86.

As a retired officer he was part of an army delegation that visited the UK in April 2018 to discuss stabilization operations with the British Army.


  • Evolution of Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia (2014)
  • Cyberspace Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between Pakistan and India (2015)
  • UN Peacekeeping Operations in Somalia 1992-1995: A Pakistani Perspective (2019)

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • Arms control, Non-Proliferation of WMD and Nuclear Stability
  • India-Pakistan Relations and Confidence Building Measures (CBMs)
  • Regional Security
  • Peacekeeping and Peace Building
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Net-centric and Information Warfare and Cyber Security
  • Strategic Studies & Strategic Decision Making
  • Refugees and Migration Studies
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Defence & Foreign Policy

Mentoring Experience

Mentored the students of C&SC Quetta in research methodology (2017 and 2018) and the participants of NDU on nuclear strategy (2016).

Regularly mentor the students of Department of Defence & Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad in strategic language and research methodology.

International Conferences Organized

International Conference on Peace & Conflict Resolution – October 2013

International conference on Post Conflict Rehabilitation – November 2015

International Conference on Refugee Crises: Lessons from Pakistan and Beyond – July 2017

International Conference on Kashmir: Changing Dynamics & Prospects for Peace – October 2018

Non Academic Interests

Professor Yamin and his wife run SAYA – a charity school in the suburbs of Islamabad for poor children.