Currently Serving as:

Assistant Editor South Asia Research – SAGE (Journal)

Fellow – South Asia Democratic Forum (Brussels)

Co-editor – Beyond Nations (Geneva)


I am a Pakistani, born and raised in Peshawar, currently based in Australia and having finished my PhD in Politics from the University of Newcastle (2019). My areas of focus include public policy, indigenous conflict resolution, post-colonialism, counter-extremism and counter-insurgency. I have also published a Book with Routledge. In addition to that, I have also published papers in top-tier inter-disciplinary journals.

After working for, and consulting, the Islamabad based Centre for Research and Security Studies in Islamabad, I moved to Germany in 2012 to pursue my Masters in Public Policy, with majors in Conflict Management.

I have also recently completed the IBM Professional Certificate in Data Science.

I have also attended various national and international conferences in countries such as Austria, Malaysia, Singapore, France, Slovakia, Russia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. I have also frequently written for various national and international news sources on issues ranging from Central and South Asia to counter terrorism and global war on terror.

You can email me farukyusaf.at.gmail.com, alternatively, My social media profiles are:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/farukyusaf

Twitter: @drfarooqyousaf

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/farooqyousaf