Moiz Khan

Research Assistant

Moiz Khan

Moiz Khan

Professional Experience

Moiz Khan is a Researcher at the Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS), Islamabad. He is a graduate of the Defense & Strategic Studies Department at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. His research focuses on the intersection of military strategy, technology, aerospace and cyber warfare, weapons of mass destruction, and arms control. Prior to joining CASS, Mr Khan served as a Fellow with the Strategic Studies Institute Islamabad (SSII), working on issues related to Nuclear Politics, Strategy, and Arms Control and Disarmament (AC&D). He has also worked as an intern at the Arms Control and Disarmament Affairs Directorate in the Strategic Plans Division (SPD), Pakistan.


Minsk-Moscow Nuclear Rendezvous

Moscow and Minsk, a supranational union called the Union State, agreed to station tactical nuclear weapons (TNWs) in Belarus on 25 May 2023, a decision in consideration since December 2021. Russia delivered the first batch of weapons in June 2023, with the rest expected to be deployed by year-end. In August 2023, Poland also confirmed the movement of weapons.

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Balancing Pakistan’s National Security and LAWS: Need for a Pragmatic Approach

Robust advancements within conventional weapons technology and amalgamation with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have led to the development of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS), also known as ‘Killer Robots.’ Distinct from other conventional weapons, they integrate the element of autonomy in their critical functions. LAWS autonomously perform critical tasks such as navigation, identification, tracking, and targeting using sensors and algorithms, without human control.

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Securing Cloud Computing: Balancing Growth and Risk

Cloud computing refers to the accessibility of a wide range of ‘resources including applications, servers, data storage, development tools, and networking capabilities.’ These resources remain stored at off-site data centres managed by Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), allowing users to easily access them over the Internet without users needing them physically on their devices. ​

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