Name: Dr. Summar Iqbal Babar
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: School of Politics and International Relations


PhD                                 2019


Title of Dissertation       India’s Military Modernization:

                                        Implications for the Strategic Stability in South Asia

                                        School of Politics and International Relations

                                        Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Phone: +92-51 9064-2272
Status: On Job
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Research Interests Publications Conferences Research Projects

Strategic Studies, Terrorism, Conflict and Conflict Resolution, Global Security 


·         “Deterrence Stability in South Asia: A Tussle between the Arch-Rivals” South Asian Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences (Vol. 04, Issue 01) June-December 2021.


·         Chosen Trauma and Saffronization in India”, International Area Studies Review, 2021.


·         "Indo-US Maritime Cooperation: Implications for Pakistan" in Zafar Nawaz Jaspal, ed. Indo-U.S. Strategic (Re-) Alignments in South Asia: Contemporary Trends and Future Trajectories (Forthcoming).


·         Dialectical Moralism, National Interest, and Foreign Policy: The Case of United States and Pakistan”, Progressive Research Journal of Arts and Humanities, Vol 3, no 1, 2021.


·         “India’s Military Modernization: Implications for Pakistan”, Vol 41, Issue 1, Jan-June 2020, Pakistan Journal of History and Culture, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.



·         “Leadership, Idiosyncrasies, and Political Behaviour: Personality Analyses of Presidents Donald Trump and Andrew Jackson”, Global Political Review, Vol 6, No 1, 2021.


·         The Indian Hybrid Warfare Strategy: Implications for Pakistan”, Vol- 02, Issue-01, 2020   Progressive Research Journal of Arts and Humanities, University of Sind, Jamshoro.


·         “Regional Implications of India’s Expansion in IOR” Maritime Policy Review, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2020.


·         “Indian Strategic Doctrinal Transformation: Trends and Trajectory, Journal of Security and Strategic Analyses, Strategic Vision Institute, Islamabad. (2020)


·         ‘The Indo-Russian Strategic Partnership and India’s Cold Start Doctrine’ Policy Perspectives (Vol 15, No. 2) August 2018, Institute of Policy Studies.


·         A Critical Analysis of The Security Situation in Afghanistan: A Way Forward, Vol-82

Issue: Summer-2018, Journal of Area Study Centre (Russia, China & Central Asia), University of Peshawar, pp- 67-88.



·         Peace Process in the Korean Peninsula: Prospects and Challenges”, Asia Pacific Journal, University of Sindh Jamshoro, (2020).


·         Pakistan’s Counter Terrorism Efforts: Lessons Learnt”, South Asian Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences, University of Sialkot, Sialkot.



·         The Role of “Operation Rah-e-Raast” in the Establishment of Peace in Swat, International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, India, V.5, Issue 4, 4-7.


·         Indian Ocean: New Vision, New Challenges, FPRC Journal-14, pp. 145-148, Foreign Policy Research Centre, New Delhi, India.

Conferences and Webinars:

§  International Conference on “Community Based Peacebuilding: Challenges and Opportunities”    College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai, India          (December 18-19, 2020.)

§  “Human Security in the 21st Century and The Impact of COVID 19 on the Global Order”, University of South Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, November 12, 2020.

§   “Global Terrorism: Perspectives”, Aleksander Moisiu University, Tirana, Albania. (October  4, 2019)

§  “Peace and Conflict Studies: Curriculum Review”, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo-Japan. (December 2019)

§  “Rise of Islamic State: Challenges for Global Security”, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico.  (August 2019).

§  “Countering Violent Extremism: Lessons Learnt from Pakistan”, University of the South Caribbean, November 18-21, 2019.

§   “Post Operation Zarb-e-Azab: Justice and Social Reconciliation”, Centre for Security and Peace Studies, Universitas Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (December 2018)

§  “CPEC: China-Pakistan Collaborations for Counter-Terrorism” Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo-Japan.  (May 2018)

§  “Post Conflict State Building: Lessons for Pakistan”, Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora, India. (Nov 2017)

§   “National Action Plan: A Critical Appraisal”, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo-Japan.  (July 2017)

§  “Is Islamic State a Security Threat to Af-Pak?”, International Conference on Contemporary Pakistan), UOG-PHEC, University of Gujrat, Gujrat. ( July 2016)

§  “Racial Profiling: Perspectives from Pakistan”, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan  (May 2016)

The Rise of Islamic State in Af-Pak Region
University Research Fund 2019

Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.
Tel: +92-51 9064 0000,