The Arms Control and Disarmament Centre (ACDC) at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI) to celebrate its 3rd Anniversary organised a Review Meeting on October 31, 2022. The meeting commenced with a recitation from the Holy Quran. Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Director General, ISSI moderated the meeting. The members of ACDC’s Advisory Board, Team ACDC and ISSI Directors attended the meeting.
Malik Qasim Mustafa, Director ACDC, first briefed the participants on the vision, functions and major research themes of ACDC. The ACDC was established on October 30, 2019, with a vision to contribute focused research and quality policy input through in-depth analysis and dialogue on issues of arms control, disarmament, nuclear safety and security, nuclear deterrence, emerging technologies and challenges to peace and strategic stability. The functions of ACDC include monitoring regional and international developments pertaining to strategic stability, disarmament, non-proliferation, arms control and related domains; organise dialogues; disseminating information through research projects, special reports, magazines, newsletters, info-graphs, electronic flyers, electronic and social media tools; provide quality policy inputs to relevant official departments and maintain contacts with national and international think tanks.