meet gdi team

Meet Our Team


Umair Aslam

Founder / Editor-in-Chief

He is pursuing his bachelor’s in International Relations from National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad. He has keen interest in modernization programs of various militaries, nuclear non-proliferation, arms control and Arms race in south Asia.



Syed Ali Abbas

Managing Editor

He has graduated in International Relations from NUML, Islamabad. He is working as associate editor at an English News Network Previously, Syed worked with Global Village Space Magazine and Pakistan Strategic Forum. He tweets @smalinaqvi05


Fatima Zainab

Director Operations

Fatima Zainab is an Under-Graduate student of Strategic and Nuclear Studies at National Defence University, Islamabad. She is an IBM Certified Cybersecurity Analyst. Her areas of interest cover Cyber Warfare, Contemporary Security Studies and International Politics.


Usama Javed

Usama Javed


Usama is a student of Bachelors in Peace and Conflict Studies at National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.



Ayesha Khan

Ayesha Khan


Ayesha is an under-graduate student of International Relations at National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.



Fiza Javed


She is student of BS Anthropology at Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad. She has keen interest in history, afghan affairs.