Ms. Fakiha Mahmood is presently working as Deputy Director Research at Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services. She has three years research and teaching experience and has to her credit publications on defence & strategic issues on international level. She has participated in a number of national and international conferences, seminars and roundtables and worked on variety of research projects. She has served as Lecturer in the Department of Development Studies at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad; Lecturer in the Department of Political Science & International Relations at Government College University, Faisalabad; Research Assistant at Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad and as Intern at Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad. Her areas of interest include security studies, international law and international organizations. Ms. Fakiha Mahmood has a Bachelor’s in Defence & Diplomatic Studies with distinction (Silver Medal) from Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi. She also holds M.Phil degree in Defence & Strategic Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.