Contributing Writer - Pakistan
Shemrez is an economist and research analyst specializing in international trade, OSINT, SOCMINT, and the identity association(s) of terrorists and terrorist ideologies. An alumnus of the prestigious Aitchison College Lahore, and graduate of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), Shemrez is an experienced economic researcher who has successfully completed a number of field-based projects and third-party reviews for IFIs and INGOs. He specializes in political economy and institutional economics, and is a perpetual student devoted to the purpose of knowledge creation, the development of robust communication and interpersonal networks, and the pursuit of technologies which can be utilized for the benefit of mankind. He has authored reports on national security, peace and conflict, international relations, socioeconomic development, current affairs, the contemporary post-GFC global macroeconomy, enhancing trade between developing countries, and election manifestos of Pakistani political parties. In addition to multidimensional research on CPEC and OBOR / BRI, Shemrez is an active OSINT and SOCMINT operator, focusing on counterterrorism (CT), countering violent extremism (CVE) and countering financing of terrorism (CFT).