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Maimuna Ashraf

Maimuna Ashraf

Maimuna Ashraf is currently working as a Research Officer at the Center for International Strategic Studies (CISS) Islamabad, Pakistan. She focuses on South Asian nuclear issues, primarily India and Pakistan’s nuclear missile capabilities, conventional and nuclear military doctrines, postures and multilateral export control regimes. Ms. Ashraf is a former South Asian Voices (SAV) Visiting Fellow, Stimson Center. Previously, she was associated with an Islamabad based think-tank, Strategic Vision Institute (SVI), as Senior Research Associate. She also worked at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) and Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Ms. Ashraf holds an M.Phil. in International Relations from Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Her M.Phil. dissertation related to Nuclear Disaster Management. She has been a coordinator and contributor in national conferences/seminars. Her opinions regularly appear in national and international dailies on issues of her interest.

Latest from Maimuna Ashraf

COVID-19 and the “Guns Versus Butter” Debate in South Asia Defense & Security

COVID-19 and the “Guns Versus Butter” Debate in South Asia

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, analysts have been discussing the…

Pakistan’s Consolidating Conventional Deterrence: An Assessment Defense & Security

Pakistan’s Consolidating Conventional Deterrence: An Assessment

In 2018, Maimuna Ashraf examined Pakistan’s strategic direction since the…

Pakistan’s Consolidating Conventional Deterrence: An Assessment Defense & Security

Pakistan’s Consolidating Conventional Deterrence: An Assessment

Before the overt nuclearization of South Asia in 1998, three…