Ms. Aamna Rafiq is a Research Associate at Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad. She has previously worked with Strategic Plans Division, Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) and Senate Forum for Policy Research (SFPR), Islamabad. As a researcher, she also assisted Senate`s Standing Committee on Defence Production. She holds M.Phil degree in International Relations from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad (2017). She completed her BS Politics & International Relations from International Islamic University, Islamabad (2013) with distinction and awarded Gold Medal. Her main areas of research are Global Economic Issues, Non-Traditional Security Issues and Africa.