Ali Mustafa is a Research Associate at the Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research and Lecturer in the School of Integrated Social Sciences at University of Lahore. He has an M.A. in Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and an M.Sc. in Strategic & Nuclear Studies from the National Defence University Islamabad. His interests broadly are the politics and security of South Asia, and nuclear weapons.