Waqas Iqbal has a keen interest in Pakistan’s internal and external geo-strategic landscape. His focus ranges from security to foreign policy in the context of current regional and global political scenarios. Apart from Pakistan, his articles also reflect a sharp insight on multiple regional and global issues like international law, international political economy, international security paradigm, cyber security, South Asian affairs and issues related to global South vis-à-vis role of UNO and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He obtained Master’s Degree in International Relations (IR) from the University of Balochistan, Quetta. As the founding director of IR Academy for CSS, he has effectively mentored aspirants for the civil superior administrative services in Pakistan. He is also working as Associate Editor of Pakistan's first foreign and strategic affairs magazine i.e. Pakistan Politico and had also been a freelance journalist.
Currently Waqas, working as a Research Associate at the Center for Security, Strategy and
Policy Research (CSSPR) at the University of Lahore. As a visiting faculty member at the
School of Integrated Social Science (SISS) University of Lahore, he teaches Comparative
Politics and the Foreign Policies of Major Powers.