Author profile: Rizwana Abbasi

Rizwana Abbasi is currently an associate professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Bahria University, Islamabad. She is also a fellow of EastWest, Institute, New York. Dr Abbasi is a former Visiting Fellow of Stimson center, Washington D.C. Previously she has worked as associate professor in the Department of International Relations at the National Defense University, Islamabad. Dr. Abbasi received her PhD from the University of Leicester, UK, specializing in International Security and Nuclear Non-proliferation. Previously she was a post-doctoral research fellow and taught at the University of Leicester. Formerly, she was a research fellow at the University of Leeds, UK. She is also a graduate of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), Hawaii. Her latest book is Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia: New Technologies and Challenges to Sustainable Peace (Oxford: Rutledge, 2019). She has also authored: Pakistan and the New Nuclear Taboo: Regional Deterrence and the International Arms Control Regime (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012).

Creating an Environment for Nuclear Disarmament

Creating an Environment for Nuclear Disarmament

CEND could play a leading role to the comprehension of states’ rivalries and threat perceptions that compel them to achieve technological efficiency and sufficiency.

Addressing Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Challenges in South Asia

Addressing Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Challenges in South Asia

This article highlights six challenges to the nuclear regime followed by a three-step approach to finding common ground to reduce the risk of nuclear conflict between India and Pakistan.

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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