Usama Nizamani is a Consultant at Islamabad Policy Research Institute in Pakistan. He holds a BS in Psychology from the Virtual University of Pakistan, Lahore. He also holds an online certificate in Terrorism and Counter Terrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice from Faculty Campus the Hague, Unversiteit Leiden, Netherlands. At present, he is an M.Phil scholar at National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad. Previously, he has worked as a Psycho-Social Trainer with the South Asia Pakistan Center of IREX (International Research and Exchange Board). His areas of research include de-radicalization, counterterrorism, internet governance, and nuclear issues and strategy.