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Aamna Rafiq

Research Associate

Areas of Research:

Cyberspace, Emerging Technologies, Arms Control and Disarmament

Ms. Aamna Rafiq was 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.


Issue Brief on “Increasing Cyber Threats to Pakistan”

The United Nations ranked Pakistan 9th globally for its flourishing digital economy. Arrival of 3G and 4G technologies has revolutionized connectivity in Pakistan and...

Issue Brief on “1st EU CYBRID 2017”

EU Defence Ministers assembled in Tallinn, Estonia on September 7-8, 2017 for first ever strategic table-top cyber defence exercise “EU CYBRID 2017” – a...