Mr. Asad Ullah Khan is working as a Research Associate at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad. He holds an M.Sc in International Relations from National Defence University, Islamabad. He also holds a degree of Certified Accounting Technician from the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, Glasgow U.K. He has previously worked as a research associate at the Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies, Islamabad. Mr. Khan is an author of various newspaper articles. He has also co-authored a chapter, with Mr. Rahim Ullah Yousufzai, for a book titled “Militancy in FATA: Cultural and Religious Dimensions”.