Sameer Ali Khan
Senior Research Associate
Sameer Ali Khan
Sameer Ali Khan is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies, Islamabad, where he is working on issues relating to emerging and disruptive technologies and their impact on national and international security. Sameer Ali Khan holds a Masters degree in Strategic and Nuclear Studies from the National Defence University (NDU), Pakistan.Prior to joining CASS, he was serving as Assistant Director (Research) at the Arms Control and Disarmament Affairs (ACDA) Branch of Pakistan’s Strategic Plans Division (SPD). His publications include a research paper on the ‘S-400 Deployment in South Asia and the US’ Regional Interests’ (2019), a co-authored paper on ‘Outer Space and Strategic Stability in South Asia’ (2019), a co-authored paper on ‘Debating Potential Doctrinal Changes in India’s Nuclear Ambitions’ (2018), and a book chapter titled ‘Indian Nuclear Reprocessing Program’ in ‘Indian Unsafeguarded Nuclear Program: An Assessment’ (2016). Previously, Mr Khan has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the South Asia Center of Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C.; the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Monterrey; and the Cooperative Monitoring Center (CMC), Albuquerque. He has also done a fellowship at the Research Society for International Law (RSIL), Pakistan. Besides working on issues related to nuclear doctrines, command and control, safety and security, non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament, he has also worked on cyber security and militarisation of outer space. Over the past ten years, he has delivered lectures at the Foreign Service Academy (FSA), NDU and Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) in Pakistan.
India’s Desperation for US Civil Nuclear Technology
India’s G-20 Sherpa, Amitabh Kant, has called for unfettered access to US nuclear technology to pursue Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) by ‘granting
ChatGPT: Regulatory and Proliferation Challenges
ChatGPT, the poster child of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI), has stormed the industry with its ability to transform productivity and automate
Anti-Satellite Weapons: Risks and Regulations
Today, outer space is characterised as an increasingly congested, contested, and competitive domain. This is because of an unprecedented increase in
Countering Terrorism: 2023 and Beyond
Pakistan has carried three significant issues from 2022 into 2023. These include political instability, a dwindling economy and resurging terrorism.
International Security Environment: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities
Recent international security issues like the Russia-Ukraine war, brinkmanship on Taiwan issue, US-China rivalry, Indo-Pacific Strategy, aggressive North Korean testing of strategic capabilities
BrahMos Saga and the Mad Colonel’s Dilemma
On 9 March 2022, an Indian supersonic BrahMos cruise missile flew 141km inside Pakistani territory before crashing in Mian Channu without causing any casualties. Two days later, following Pakistan’s