Book/Compendium Chapters

  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Pakistan’s View of Security in the Indian Ocean” in John Garofano and Andrea J. Dew, eds., Deep Currents and Rising Tides: The Indian Ocean and International Security (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2013).

  • Yusuf, Moeed, “The Intersection of Development, Politics, and Security” in Anita Weiss and Saba Gul Khattak, eds., Development Challenges Confronting Pakistan (Sterling: Kumarian Press, 2013).


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Youth and the Future” in Stephen P. Cohen and others. The Future of Pakistan (Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 2011).


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Pakistan-U.S. Relations: An Inconvenient Partnership of Convenience” in Ashutosh Misra and Michael Clarke, eds., Pakistan’s Stability Paradox (London: Routledge: 2011).


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “A Society on the Precipice? Examining the Prospects of Youth Radicalization in Pakistan” in Michael Kugelman and Robert M. Hathaway, eds., Reaping the Dividend: Overcoming Pakistan’s Demographic Challenges (Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Press, 2011).


  • Khan, Shanza and Moeed Yusuf, “Education as a Strategic Imperative” in Maleeha Lodhi, ed., Pakistan: Beyond ‘The Crisis State’ (London: C Hurst & Co, 2011).


  • Yusuf, Moeed and K. Banuri, “India’s Quest for Ballistic Missile Defense: A Slippery Slope” in Subrata Ghoshroy and Gotz Neuneck, eds., South Asia at a Crossroads: Conflict or Cooperation in the Age of Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense, and Space Rivalries (Hamburg: Nomos, 2010).


  • Khan, S.R, Moeed Yusuf, Faisal Haq Shaheen, and Azka Tanveer, “Regional Trade Agreements in South Asia: Trade and Conflict Linkages” in Shaheen Rafi Khan, ed., Regional Trade Integration and Conflict Resolution: Southern Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2008).


  • Khan, S.R, Faisal Haq Shaheen, and Moeed Yusuf, “Managing Conflict through Trade: The Case of Pakistan and India” in Shaheen Rafi Khan, ed., Regional Trade Integration and Conflict Resolution: Southern Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2008).


  • Khan, S.R., Moeed Yusuf, Shahbaz Bokhari, and Shoaib Aziz, “Quantifying Informal Trade Between Pakistan and India” in Z.F. Naqvi and P. Schuler, eds., The Challenges and Potential of Pakistan-India Trade (Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 2007).

Journal Publications

  • Yusuf, Moeed, “A Marriage Estranged: The Strategic Disconnect between Pakistan and the United States,” Asia Policy, No. 24, July 2017.


  • Yusuf, Moeed and Jason Kirk, “Keeping an Eye on South Asian Skies: America’s Pivotal Deterrence in Nuclearized India-Pakistan Crises,” Contemporary Security Policy, Vol.37, No.2, 2016.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Getting Pakistan to Act Against Militant Sanctuaries: Helping Pakistan to Help Itself,” Journal of International Peace Operations, Vol.7, No.4, July-August 2011.


  • Yusuf, Moeed and Adil Najam, “Kashmir: Ripe for Resolution?” Third World Quarterly, Vol.30, No.8, December 2009.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Forest Management in Pakistan: A Legal and Institutional Analysis,” Journal of Law and Sustainable Development Policy, Vol.5, No.1, 2009.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Rational Institutional Design, Perverse Incentives, and the US-Pakistan Relationship post-9/11,” Defense Against Terrorism Review, Vol.2, No.1, Spring 2009.


  • Yusuf, Moeed and Nazia Hussain, “Pacifying Conflict through Economic Interdependence: Prospects in the Case of Jammu and Kashmir,” IPRI Journal, Vol.IX, No.1, Winter 2009.


  • Yusuf, Moeed and Nazia Hussain, “Traditional versus Human Security: The Case of Missing Persons in Pakistan,” South Asia Journal, Vol.22, July-August 2008.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “The Indo-US Nuclear Deal: An Impact Analysis,” ISYP Journal on Science and World Affairs, Vol. 3, No.2, 2007.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Using Trade as a Driver of Peace: Prospects in the Indo-Pak Context,” Criterion, Vol.2, No.3, July-September 2007.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “The U.S. and the Islamic Radicals: Conflict Unending?,” International Social Science Review, Vol. 79, No.1-2, 2004.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “World’s Most Likely Nuclear Flashpoint: South Asia or the Korean peninsula?,” The Recorder, Vol. 46, No.3, 2003.

Policy Publications

  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Conflict in Afghanistan: Behind the Pak-US Disconnect,” in Between War and Peace: Afghanistan Essays, Jinnah Institute, February 2018.

  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations: The Prospect of Reviving Taliban Talks,” Peace Brief, United States Institute of Peace, December 2015.


  • Yusuf, Moeed and Scott Smith, “Ashraf Ghani’s Pakistan Outreach: Fighting against Odds,” Special Report, United States Institute of Peace, June 2015.


  • Yusuf, Moeed. “Decoding Pakistan’s ‘Strategic Shift’ in Afghanistan,” Stockholm International Policy Research Institute, May 2013.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Fixing Pakistan’s Civil-Military Imbalance: A Dangerous Temptation,” Peace Brief, United States Institute of Peace, May 2012.

  • Yusuf, Moeed, Huma Yusuf, and Salman Zaidi, “Pakistan, the United States, and the End Game in Afghanistan: Perceptions of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Elite,” Jinnah Institute and U.S. Institute of Peace, 2011.


  • Yusuf Moeed, “Banking on an Outsider: Implications for Escalation Control in South Asia,” Arms Control Today, Vol.41, June 2011.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Stability in the Nuclear Context: Making South Asians Safe,” Security Brief, Jinnah Institute, February 2011.


  • Gopalaswamy, Bharath and Moeed Yusuf, “Nuclear South Asia: Implications of the Indian and Pakistani Arsenals,” Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS), University of Illinois, Swords and Ploughshares series, Vol. XVIII, No.1, Fall 2010.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “The U.S.-Pakistan Relationship and Finding an End State in Afghanistan,” CTC Sentinel, Vol.3, Issue 9, September 2010.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Correcting America’s Image Problem in Pakistan,” Peace Brief, United States Institute of Peace, August 2010.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Community Targeting for Poverty Reduction: Lessons from Developing Countries,” Fredrick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future, Boston University, Pardee Papers No.8, 2010.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Promoting Cross-LoC Trade: A Study of the Joint Chamber,” Special Report, United States Institute of Peace, August 2009.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Predicting Proliferation: History of the Future of Nuclear Weapons,” Brookings Institution, December 2008.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Does Nuclear Energy have a Future?,” Fredrick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future, Boston University, Pardee Papers No.3, November 2008.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Prospects of Youth Radicalization in Pakistan: Implications for U.S. Policy,” Brookings Institution, 2008.


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Poverty Reduction Initiatives in Pakistan: Search for an Optimal targeting Strategy,” Asian Development Bank, 2007.


  • Yusuf, Moeed and Anit Mukherjee, “Counterinsurgency in Pakistan: Lessons from India,” National Security Outlook, American Enterprise Institute, September 2007. [republished in: Scott Gates and Kaushik Roy (eds.), Unconventional Warfare in South Asia to the Present (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011).


  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Exploring the Potential for Economic Development and Cross-LoC Collaboration in Jammu Kashmir,” Pugwash Issue Brief, Vol.5, No.1, July 2007.


  • Brown, Oli, Faisal Shaheen, Shaheen Rafi Khan, and Moeed Yusuf, “Regional Trade Agreements: Promoting Conflict or Building Peace?” Working Paper, International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2005.

Official Testimonies

  • Yusuf, Moeed, “Assessing U.S. Policy and its Limits in Pakistan.” Before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, May 5, 2011.

Opinion Pieces