Moeed Yusuf is the associate vice president of the Asia center at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Before joining USIP, Yusuf was a fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University, and concurrently a research fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has also worked at the Brookings Institution.
Yusuf has taught at George Washington University, Boston University, and Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan. He writes regularly for Dawn, Pakistan’s leading English daily. He has also served on several important task forces and governing boards. In 2013, he became the youngest member ever to be included in Nobel laureate, Pugwash International’s executive committee..
Yusuf holds a Masters in International Relations and PhD in Political Science from Boston University.
Regional Expertise: South Asia; India-Pakistan conflict; Afghanistan conflict; U.S. foreign policy in South Asia and the Asia pacific; China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Functional Expertise: nuclear non-proliferation; counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency; youth radicalization in the Muslim world.
Nuclear deterrence strategies remain rooted in Cold War models that don’t take into account conflict between regional powers. Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments offers an innovative theory of brokered bargaining to better understand and solve regional crises. Drawing on the history of conflict in nuclear South Asia, Moeed Yusuf describes the potential for third-party intervention to avert nuclear war. Moving beyond the widely accepted rational deterrence model, Yusuf offers an original perspective rooted in thoughtful analysis of the ways regional powers behave and maneuver in response to the pressures of strong global powers. With depth and insight, this book urges the international community to rethink its approach to nuclear deterrence.