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Ms. Aamna Rafiq


Research Associate

Areas of Research:

Cyberspace, Emerging Technologies, Arms Control and Disarmament

Ms. Aamna Rafiq is working as a Research Associate in the Arms Control & Disarmament Centre (ACDC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI). Previously, she has worked with Arms Control and Disarmament Affairs (ACDA) Directorate of the Strategic Plans Division (SPD) and Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS), Islamabad. As a Young Parliamentary Subject Expert, she also assisted the Senate`s Standing Committee on Defence Production at the Parliament of Pakistan. Ms. Rafiq holds an M.Phil degree in International Relations from Quaid-i- Azam University (QAU), Islamabad. She has completed her BS (Hons) Politics and International Relations from International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) with Gold Medal, Distinction and First Position. Her fields of interest include Cyberspace, Emerging Technologies, Arms Control and Disarmament.

aamna.rafiq@issi.org.pk
https://twitter.com/AamnaRafiq

Issue Brief on “Indo-Israel Heron Drone Deal: Could India Get the Regional Game in...

In the next few months, India will receive the Heron drones from Israel on three years lease. This Heron deal is one...

Issue Brief on “Emerging Technologies and Debate at the Conference on Disarmament (CD): A...

In addition to the modernisation of nuclear weapon systems and doctrinal shifts, Pakistan considers the militarisation and weaponisation of emerging technologies as a major risk,...

Report – Webinar on “Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS) and State Behaviour: Global and...

The Arms Control and Disarmament Centre (ACDC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted a webinar on “Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS)...

Issue Brief on “Cybersecurity under the Biden Administration: Issues and Way Forward”

Since January 20, 2021, the new US President, Joe Biden, has started ‘erasing the legacy of the Trump administration’ with the blitz of executive...

Report – In-House Meeting “Hypersonic Missile Race: Regional and Global Implications”

The Arms Control & Disarmament Centre (ACDC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organised an in-house discussion meeting on “Hypersonic Missile Race:...

Report: ACDC-HSF Online Workshop “Internet, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Technologies – Implications for Security...

The Arms Control & Disarmament Centre (ACDC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation...

Report – In-house “ACDC Meeting with Pakistan Nuclear Society (PNS) Delegation”

The Arms Control & Disarmament Centre (ACDC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted a three-membered delegation from the...

Report – “ACDC’s First Anniversary Review Meeting”

The Arms Control & Disarmament Centre (ACDC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organised the “ACDC’s First Anniversary Review Meeting” on November...

Issue Brief on “New Programme of Action (POA) for Advancing Responsible State Behaviour in...

As the fourth and last round of discussions of the UNGA “Open-ended Working Group (OEWG)” concluded in December 2020, the member states...

Issue Brief on “US-India Strategic Tech Alliance (UISTA): An Assessment”

The United States’ National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) in its recent report proposed the creation of a US-India Strategic Tech-Alliance...