Asad Ullah Khan

Senior Research Associate


Asad Ullah khan

Professional Experience

Asad Ullah Khan is a Senior Research Associate at Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS), Islamabad. His area of research is national Security and counter terrorism. He represented Pakistan on various national and international forums on the subject matter. He is the author of numerous research articles, book chapters and opinion articles in reputed journals, books and magazines in the domain of countering violent extremism (CVE).  Previously, he was associated with the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) for six years. Recently, he has published his work in a book launched by International Center for Counter Terrorism in Hague, Netherlands.


Village Defence Guards: Local Militias in IIOJK

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Hindu nationalist government in India has recently taken another step towards the suppression of Muslims in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK). The Indian government has revived the Village Defence Guards – hereinafter referred to as VDGs.

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Pakistan’s Madrassah Conundrum

The madrassah sector in Pakistan constitutes a large segment of students seeking religious education. These madrassahs are often regarded as pursuing specific political and ideological agendas.​ Religious seminaries, especially unregistered and unregulated, usually enroll students from low-income, rural

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gender based terrorism

Gender-based Terrorism in Pakistan

The involvement of women in acts of terror is not a new phenomenon at a global level. However, it has gained significant attention in Pakistan, particularly in recent times, amidst the resurgence

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