The Arms Control and Disarmament Centre (ACDC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organised a webinar on “Changing Global Arms Control Norms: Prospects and Challenges” on July 21, 2020. The webinar brought together distinguished national and international speakers and experts on the issue.
Introductory Remarks by Malik Qasim Mustafa, Director ACDC-ISSI
During his introductory remarks, Malik Qasim Mustafa, Director ACDC-ISSI, enlightened the audience about the vision behind the establishment of ACDC. The centre was established on October 30, 2019, with an objective to contribute focused research, quality policy input, in-depth analysis, and dialogue on the issues of arms control, disarmament, nuclear safety and security, nuclear deterrence, emerging technologies, and challenges to global peace and stability. While highlighting the significance of webinar, he said that the world is witnessing a shift in global arms control norms and the existing arms control mechanisms are being termed as “outdated” and “exhausted.” Some believe that the arms control structure which once enjoyed a splendid “Golden Age” has come to an end.