Kainat Younas is pursuing an M.Phil from Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. She also received her M. Sc degree from the same university. She is a freelancer writer for various magazines. Her research interests include domestic political issues in Pakistan, and conflict and non-traditional security issues especially with reference to South Asia. She is also interested in media studies, the nuclear debate in South Asia, and nonproliferation.