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"Devising the narrative of Pakistan for internal and external consumption."

CSCR Mission Statement

CSCR Introduction

The Centre for Strategic and Contemporary Research (CSCR) is a policy institute in Islamabad that projects strategic foresight rooted in academia on issues of significance for the civil society stakeholders, the policy makers, and the state officials. Through the cardinal nodes of consultancy, advocacy, and lobbying, the CSCR has been instrumental in bringing a positive perceptual shift within the targeted segments to help them understand the policy choices facing Pakistan and other countries.

Established in 2014, the CSCR also provides customised intellectual assessments to the policy elites, backed by primary and secondary research, including the organisation of national seminars, and closed door in-house sessions on contemporary matters of importance.

CSCR History

The realisation of the disconnect between the policy making circles and the academia in Pakistan was felt by a group of professionals having background in social sciences, finance, and engineering, etc., who started amassing young opinion makers to tender their writings on matters afflicting Pakistan and the world at large. This exercise culminated in the inception of an electronic magazine named Stratagem in 2014, which was later subsumed in the newly formed larger organisation construct of the Centre for Strategic and Contemporary Research in May, 2015.

Our Leadership

Executive Director

Anas Abdullah

Centre for Strategic and Contemporary Research


Sustaining the conclave of thought leaders on matters primed to affect the international affairs.


- Leadership Vision


Lt Gen (R) Naeem
Khalid Lodhi

Former Defence Secretary of Pakistan



Dr. Adil Sultan

DrAdil Sultan is the Dean of Faculty of Aerospace and Strategic Studies (FASS) and Acting Chair of Department of Strategic Studies (DSS)

Dr Salma Malim


Dr Salma Malik

Assistant Professor, Department
of Defence and Strategic Studies,
Quaid-i-Azam University


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