National Security Advisor to Prime Minister of Pakistan on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning,
Dr. Yusuf is Pakistan’s National Security Advisor (NSA). Previously, Yusuf served as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning and as Chairman at Strategic Policy Planning Cell (SPPC). Before joining the government, Yusuf was the Associate Vice President for Asia at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington. He was also a Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and concurrently a Research Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. He has also worked at the Brookings Institution. In 2007, he co-founded Strategic and Economic Policy Research. Yusuf has also consulted for several Pakistani and international organizations, including the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, UN Development Programme, and Stockholm Policy Research Institute. He was a full-time consultant with the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Islamabad. He has published widely in national and international journals, professional publications and magazines.