Conference Papers

  1. Pakistani State and Its Power Structure. Paper presented at the conference at Jamia Milia Islamia, ‘Re-making the State: Conflicts and Peace Processes in South Asia’, March 9-10, 2007.
  2. Baluchistan: A Crisis of Development. Paper presented at the seminar on ‘Why Baluchistan Matters’ organized by the Foreign Policy Center, UK at the House of Commons, December 04, 2006. The paper focused on the political economy of development in Baluchistan and in other parts of the world.
  3. Economic and Cultural Trends and Its Impact on Pakistan’s National Security. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Center Conference, Hawaii, April 16-18, 2001.
  4. Religious Extremism in Pakistan and Demand for Small Arms and Light Weapons. Paper presented at the Project Ploughshares Conference on ‘Small Arms and Light Weapons: The Demand Dynamics’ held in Toronto, March 14-17, 2001.
  5. Mercenary Soldiers in the Asia-Pacific. Paper presented at the meeting of the Third Expert Group of the UN on Mercenary Soldiers, Geneva, December 2004.
  6. Conventional Force Modernization Trends in South Asia. Paper written for the Asia-Pacific Center conference held on ‘Conventional Arms Rivalry in the Asia-Pacific,’ held at Honlolulu, Hawaii, October, 2001.
  7. Security Environment in South Asia: Need for Security Sector Reforms. Seminar paper delivered at the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Shaheed Institute for Science and Technology (SZABIST), Karachi, October 10, 2001.
  8. Naval Arms Control in South Asia. Paper presented at the workshop on the ‘Indian Ocean’ organized by the Centre for Foreign Policy, Dalhousie University at Halifax, July 06-08, 2001.
  9. Maritime Environment in South Asian Waters – Setting the Scene. Paper presented at the first national conference to be held in Pakistan on ‘maritime security and confidence-building, May 22, 2001
  10. International Arms Market Trends and Third-Tier Manufacturers. Paper presented at the IDEAS-2000, Karachi, Nov. 14-17, 2000.
  11. Possibilities of Defense Conversion in Militaristic Societies: A Case Study of South Asia. Paper presented at the conference on ‘The Economics of Military Expenditure in Developing and Emerging Economies,’ Middlesex University Business School, London, March 13-14, 1998.
  12. Defense Procurement Decisions: A Case Study of Pakistan. Paper presented at the conference on ‘Converting Military Resources for Human Development’ organised by the Bonn International Centre for Conversion (B.I.C.C) at Bonn, Germany, 1997.
  13. South Asia: The Security-Development Imbalance and Defence Conversion. Paper presented at the workshop on ‘Security, Technology, Arms Control’ organised by the RCSS, Sri Lanka at Kandy, September 11-19, 1997.
  14. Fiscal and Public Policy Management Issues. Paper presented at the symposium on “Military Expenditure in Developing Countries: Security and Development” co-sponsored by the Canadian government and the Development assistance Committee of the OECD at Ottawa, Canada, March 18-19, 1997.
  15. Sustainable Reduction in Military Expenditure-Its Impact on Conflict Resolution in South Asia. Paper presented at the conference at the Department of International Affairs, Karachi University and Hanns Seidel Foundation, December 1-2, 1996.
  16. Treatment of Religious Minorities in South Asia: Case Studies of Christians, Ahmadis and Shias in Pakistan and Muslim in India. Paper presented at the 17th ‘ISODARCO’ conference on ‘ethnicity, racism and xenophobia,’ organised by the Italian Pugwash Group, International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts, in Italy held in August 1995.