Author profile: Rizwana Abbasi

Rizwana Abbasi (Ph.D., University of Leicester, UK) is an assistant professor in the Department of Strategic and Nuclear Studies at the National Defense University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Previously she was a post-doctoral research fellow and has been teaching at the University of Leicester. Formerly, she was a research fellow at the University of Leeds. She is a graduate of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), Hawaii, USA. She has authored a book entitled, Pakistan and the New Nuclear Taboo: Regional Deterrence and the International Arms Control Regime (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012). Rizwana has delivered numerous presentations and talks at different national and international forums and conferences, and regularly writes for national and internationally reputed academic journals.

Pakistan and the Nuclear Suppliers Group

Pakistan and the Nuclear Suppliers Group

International arrangements promoting and facilitating the peaceful uses of nuclear technology demand revision in light of increased demand for nuclear energy security.

Pakistan’s Nuclear Deterrence and Strategic Stability

Pakistan’s Nuclear Deterrence and Strategic Stability

India and Pakistan should exercise restraint, resume dialogue, institutionalize arms reduction mechanisms and focus on diplomacy.

Assessing the Resilience and Fragility of the Nuclear Taboo

Assessing the Resilience and Fragility of the Nuclear Taboo

The NPT’s clauses on non-proliferation and peaceful uses of nuclear weapons require major changes if a real non proliferation regime is to emerge.

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