Syed Ali Zia Jaffery is the Associate Editor of Pakistan Politico and Research Associate at the Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research, University of Lahore. Ali is a former Visiting Fellow at the Stimson Center, Washington, DC. Ali regularly writes on strategic issues for national and international publications to include South Asian Voices , National Interest, Daily Times and The News . His research interests lie in the fields of nuclear deterrence, strategic stability and geopolitics. He is teaching undergraduate level courses on foreign policy and national security since the past two years .