Ahmad Khan is a Ph.D. scholar and a Visiting Fellow at the ISSI. He is also a visiting faculty member at the department of Strategic Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad. A graduate of the Center for High Energy Physics, University of Punjab in Computational Physics, he has earlier served as a Research Associate at ISSRA, National Defence University and Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies. His areas of interest are strategic studies, defence policy, space arms race and regional politics. He has published in the Washington Quarterly, Astropolitics, Journal of Conflict and Peace, Policy Perspective and Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.