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Mr. Malik Qasim Mustafa


Director (ACDC) / Editor

Areas of Research:

Nuclear and Arms Control Issues

Malik Qasim Mustafa is a Director (Arms Control and Disarmament Centre) at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, since 2003. He holds an M. Phil (2001) & Masters (1998) degrees in Defence and Strategic Studies, from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He is a Graduate of Executive Course (2006) from Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii, US. He is an International Law Fellow from Research Society of International Law (2004), Lahore, Pakistan (RSIL). He has done courses on International law (2004) and International Humanitarian Law (2005) from International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Islamabad and from the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore, India. He has completed many other certificate courses and workshops on issues related to his area of research. His main areas of research are Nuclear Issues, Arms Control and Disarmament, Terrorism, India-Pakistan relations, International Law, Environmental Security and issues related to national security interests of Pakistan.

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Issue Brief on “US Withdrawal from The Inf Treaty: Implications for Global Strategic Stability”

In his speech at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on December 4, 2018, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo stated that at least...

Issue Brief on “Prospects of Nuclear Energy in the Middle East: Current Status and...

Despite dangers associated with the dual-use nature of nuclear technology, its application for peaceful energy purposes is considered as one of the cleanest and...

Issue Brief on “US Nuclear Posture Review 2018: An Overview”

In February 2018, the US Department of Defense released its new Nuclear Posture Review: 2018 (NPR) with an aim to protect the US, its...

Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Programme: Criticism, Propaganda and Response

Abstract As a result of constant improvement in its nuclear credentials, Pakistan has emerged as a responsible nuclear weapons state. Pakistan has been pursuing a...

Issue Brief on “Rationale for Strategic Stability in South Asia”

Possession of nuclear weapons and the dangers associated with its intended, unauthorised or accidental use are itself enough to provide a rationale to establish...

Issue Brief on “US-IRAN Nuclear Deal: Future Prospects”

On October 13, 2017, the US President, Donald Trump, decided to “decertify” the 2015 landmark nuclear deal – also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan...

India Pakistan Nuclear Diplomacy: Constructivism and the Prospects for Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament...

In recent years, the traditional hostility between the two South Asian nuclear neighbours, Pakistan and India, has increased tremendously. Aimed at their deep-rooted territorial...

Issue Brief on “India’s Offensive Military Preparedness against Pakistan: A Threat to Regional Peace...

Despite taking into account Pakistan’s efforts to normalize bilateral relations and promote peace and cooperation, the Indian military and government officials are constantly threatening...

Issue Brief on “Growing Indo-US Defence Cooperation: Implications for Regional Stability”

Since the events of 9/11, the US has started to reorient its relationship with India by characterising it as “world's, largest democracy with shared...

Issue Brief on “New UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Prospects of Nuclear...

Since the advent of nuclear weapons technology, the international community has made several attempts to control its spread and pursued the broader objectives of...