Moeed Yusuf

Graduate Fellow (2008-2010)


BBA, Shorter College; MA, Boston University


Regional security; political economy; trade and sustainable development; South Asia


Moeed Yusuf is currently Director of South Asia programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Before joining the U.S. Institute of Peace, he was a PhD student and Teaching Fellow at Boston University’s Political Science Department and a Research Fellow at the Boston University Pardee Center. He is also a Research Fellow at Strategic and Economic Policy Research, Pakistan and a Visiting Associate at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Pakistan. Most recently, he was based at the Brookings Institution as a Special Guest researcher.

Moeed Yusuf has taught courses on political economy and defense economics at the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies at Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan. He writes a weekly column in The Friday Times, Pakistan’s leading English weekly paper. He has served as a member of a number of advisory groups in Pakistan including the working group on poverty for Pakistan’s Medium Term Development Framework.

Moeed Yusuf’s research focuses on strategic concerns related to South Asia, especially those falling within the ambit of Pakistan and India’s security policy, the political economy of democratic transitions in Pakistan, as well as developmental issues related to South Asian trade and poverty. He is currently engaged in authoring a compilation on Pakistan’s security and political environment.