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Ms. Aamna Rafiq


Research Associate

Areas of Research:

Cyberspace, Emerging Technologies, Arms Control and Disarmament

Ms. Aamna Rafiq is working as a Research Associate in the Arms Control & Disarmament Centre (ACDC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI). Previously, she has worked with Arms Control and Disarmament Affairs (ACDA) Directorate of the Strategic Plans Division (SPD) and Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS), Islamabad. As a Young Parliamentary Subject Expert, she also assisted the Senate`s Standing Committee on Defence Production at the Parliament of Pakistan. Ms. Rafiq holds an M.Phil degree in International Relations from Quaid-i- Azam University (QAU), Islamabad. She has completed her BS (Hons) Politics and International Relations from International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) with Gold Medal, Distinction and First Position. Her fields of interest include Cyberspace, Emerging Technologies, Arms Control and Disarmament.

aamna.rafiq@issi.org.pk
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Issue Brief on “Cyber Warfare in Outer Space: A Cloud on the Horizon”

In March 2020, the US Air Force commissioned a “digital twin” of a satellite to conduct a wide range of simulated penetration...

Issue Brief on “Lethal Autonomous Weapons: Where does the International Arms Control and Disarmament...

At the recent “Tsentr 2019 Maneuvers,” the Russian armed forces successfully conducted combat operations through a fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...

LikeWar: The Weaponisation of Social Media, Singer, P W and Brooking, Emerson T. Houghton...

In their book, LikeWar: The Weaponisation of Social Media, P W Singer and Emerson T Brooking explored the evolutionary process of social media and...

National Seminar Report on “Poverty Alleviation in Pakistan: Learning from Success Stories”

Welcome Remarks  Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry Director General, Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Director General ISSI, welcomed President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi...

Issue Brief on “Indian Cyber Posture: Implications for Pakistan”

Indian Cyber Posture (ICP) is predominantly centered on the integration of cyberspace with other domains at the operational level rather than handling it as...

Report – In-House Meeting with Maldives Media Delegation

Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) held an In-House Meeting with a 3-member Media Delegation from Maldives on June 17, 2019. Members of the...

Report – Public Talk on “Indus Water Treaty and Water Security”

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organized a Public Talk titled, “Indus Water Treaty and Water Security” on June 18, 2019. Syed Mehr...

Report – Public Talk on “Global Climate Change and its Implications for Pakistan”

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organized a Public Talk titled, "Global Climate Change and its Implications for Pakistan" on May 8, 2019....

Challenges of Securitising Cyberspace in Pakistan

Abstract With the rapid developments in the cyberspace domain, Pakistan has emerged as one of the fastest growing digital economies in the world. Pakistan’s internet...

Report – Roundtable “Delegation from All Party Parliamentary Group on Kashmir (APPKG), London”

Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted a Roundtable on September 19, 2018, with a 5-member delegation from All Party Parliamentary Group on Kashmir...