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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 “The National Cyber Security Policy of Pakistan 2021”

Recently, Pakistan got its first-ever and much-needed National Cyber Security Policy (NCSP). The federal government is raring to kick off its implementation by the end...

Report – Webinar “Indian Naval Modernisation and its Impact on Strategic Stability in South...

The Arms Control and Disarmament Centre (ACDC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted a webinar on “Indian Naval Modernisation and its...

Issue Brief on “The First Ever UN Security Council High Level Open Debate on...

“Digital technologies are increasingly straining existing legal, humanitarian and ethical norms, non-proliferation, international stability, and peace and security… These dynamics can encourage States to adopt...

Report – Web Celebration “Defence Day of Pakistan”

The Arms Control and Disarmament Centre (ACDC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted an in-house virtual meeting to celebrate the Defense Day...

Report – Panel Discussion on “The Myth of India’s Impeccable Nuclear Non-Proliferation Record”

The Arms Control and Disarmament Centre (ACDC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted a panel discussion on “The Myth of India’s...

Militarisation of Artificial Intelligence and Future of Arms Control in South Asia

Abstract Like other emerging technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a dual-use technology with wider applications in military domain ranging...

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...