Syed Muhammad Ali

DIRECTOR - Strategic Defense, Security & Policy

Syed Muhammad Ali is a well-known international policy analyst. He has rich experience of high-level multilateral and bilateral negotiations on strategic, nuclear and security issues with the US, China and India. His work on foreign, security, nuclear and energy policies has been published and quoted in world's leading think tanks such as the Brookings Institute, CSIS, IISS and RUSI and prestigious publications including Brookings Arms Control & Non-Proliferation Series, Non-Proliferation Review and the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

He has lectured at the world's top policy forums including Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, USA; Brookings Institution, Washington, USA; Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Canberra, Australia; Pugwash Conferences, Italy, IISS, London and Tsinghua University, Beijing. He presented Pakistan’s perspective on energy security before DG IAEA during his Pakistan visit. In addition, he has advised and spoken before Pakistan’s Parliamentary Committees on critical national security issues, drafted several parliamentary resolutions on key foreign and security issues and reviewed the performance of Pakistan’s parliamentary committees. He has authored, edited and co-authored several policy papers, book chapters and books on foreign, security, energy and nuclear policy, strategy and doctrines. He has led, advised, pioneered and served on the board of several think tanks. He also teaches at the National Defence University, Foreign Service Academy, Air War College, Command & Staff College, Quetta and Pakistan Institute of Applied Sciences. He is a frequent analyst on major global and regional affairs on international media including BBC, Voice of America, TRT, Al-Jazeera, Arab News, Press TV, PTV World and several others. Earlier, he has served at PwC, the world's leading consultancy firm and managed Cross Media Ltd, a London-based international media company. He has also served at VOA, Washington and PTV World, Islamabad.