Nasim Zehra is a prominent expert on national security and consults on development issues. She writes, teaches, and is a TV host. As an analyst on Pakistan’s political experiences and international security issues, she has written and lectured widely, nationally, and internationally. She has written as a syndicated columnist for Inter-Press Services (IPS) and for national dailies and journals including ‘The News’ and the ‘Defence Journal’. In the Arab world, she has written regularly for the ‘Gulf News’, ‘Khaleej Times’ and ‘The Arab News’. Nasim Zehra gives lectures at the National Defence College, Command and Staff College, the Air War College, the Institute for Strategic Studies, Islamabad, and the National Institute for Public Affairs. She has also been a fellow of Harvard University Asia Center and has taught at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), as an adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. She has served, pro bono, on Pakistan’s Presidential Advisory Committee on Foreign Policy and National Security from 2000–02 and on the Kashmir Committee. She was also appointed as Pakistan’s Special Envoy on UN Reforms in 2005.