CASS - Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies

Sameer Ali Khan

SENIOR RESEARCHER - Senior Researcher

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. He 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.