Dr. Rizwana Karim Abbasi

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Dr. Rizwana Karim Abbasi

HOD International Relations and PCS
  • PhD - International Relations and Political Science, University of Leicester, UK

Teaching:

2019-Present     Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, NUML, Islamabad

2018-2019            Associate Professor, Bahria University, Islamabad

2011-2018            Assistant - Associate Professor, NDU, Islamabad

2010-2011            Teaching and Post-Doc Research: University of Leicester, UK

Fellowships

2018 - Present   Fellow | Asia-Pacific Program | EastWest Institute, New York 

2018                       Fellow | South Asia Program |The Stimson Center, USA

2017                       Fellow | China-Pakistan Young Workers’ Seminar Camp - Chinese Trade Unions’ Belt & Road Initiative |Beijing, Tianjin & Ningxia.

2015                       Fellow | Asia-pacific Centre for Security Studies (APCSS), Hawaii

2004                       Research Fellow| Department of Politics and International Studies|University of                                           Leeds, (UK)

Books.

  1. Building a Road to Nuclear Disarmament: Bridging the Gap between Competing Approaches, (Oxford: Routledge, 2021).
  2. Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia: New Technologies and Future Challenges to Sustainable Peace, forthcoming (Oxford, Routledge, 2019).
  3. Pakistan and the New Nuclear Taboo: Regional Deterrence and the International Arms Control Regime (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012).

 

Articles published by refereed journals

  1. 2013 Regional-centric Deterrence: Reassessing its Efficacy for South Asia, Korean Journal of Defence Analysis, Vol .25, No.4 (Dec 2013).
  2. 2014 Emerging Security Trends and Legitimacy of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime, Journal of Institute of Strategic Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2 & 3 (Summer and Autumn 2014)
  3. 2015 Nuclear Terrorism and Pakistan: Reassessing State’s Behaviour, Pakistan Horizon, Vol.68, No. 1 (Jan. 2015). 2015 Deterrence Transformation in South Asia and Challenges to Regional Stability, Pakistan Horizon, Vol. 68, No. 2 (April 2015).
  4. 2015 Enduring India-Pakistan Rivalry: Prospects for Conflict Resolution, Regional Studies, Vol. XXX III, no. 3 (Summer 2015).
  5. 2015 The Irrelevance of Nuclear Global Zero in the Changed Strategic Dynamics of International Politics, NDU Margalla Journal, Vol. XIX, Issue II (December. 2015).
  6. 2015 A Strategic Shift in Indo-Pak Nuclear Strategy: Implications for Regional Stability, IPRI Journal, Vol. XV, No. 2 (Summer 2015).
  7. 2016 Nuclear Energy Security, Emerging Global Trends and Pakistan, Policy Perspective Journal, Vol. 13, no.2 (2016).
  8. 2016 A Comparative Analysis of Indo-Pakistan Strategic Behavior: Effects on Regional Peace and Deterrence Stability, Korean Analysis of Defence Analysis, vol. 28, No. 3 (September 2016).
  9.  2016 Indo-Pakistan Distinct Strategic Direction and Fragility of Peace, Pakistan Horizon, Pakistan Horizon, Vol. 68, No. 3 (2016).
  10. 2017 Evolving Power Industry and Indo-Pakistan bid for the NSG Membership, Pakistan Horizon, Nuclear Vol. 70, No. 1. Jan, 2017
  11. 2016 Pakistan in the Global Nuclear Order, ISSI, Islamabad Papers under Nuclear Series, No. 1 (Feb 2016).
  12. 2020 ‘Evolving Security Dilemma Between US and China: Implication for Regional Strategic Stability of Pakistan,’ Pakistan Horizon, Jan 2020.
  13. Comparative analysis of US and Chinese Foreign Policy towards South Asia; Implications for Pakistan, Global Regional Review, Vol 5, No 4, Published 20 January 2021

Articles published by non-refereed journals

  1. 2020 Security Competition Between US and China: Impact on Regional Strategic Balance of South Asia
  2. 2019 Global Arms Control Crisis and Evolving Security Trends, Hilal Magazine, December 2019.
  3. 2019 Assessing Parameters of India's Nuclear Behavior, Hilal Magazine, October, 2019.
  4. 2016 Pakistan’s Peaceful Nuclear Programme and the NSG: Green Book (Feb 2016)
  5.  2016 Pakistan in the Global Nuclear Order, ISSI, Islamabad Papers under Nuclear Series, No. 1 (Feb 2016).
  6. 2016 Pakistan’s Peaceful Nuclear Energy Projects and NSG Membership (Jan 2016).
  7. 2016 Nuclearization of the Indian Ocean and Effects on Regional Stability, Pakistan Navy News Magazine (May 2016).
  8. 2016 Emerging Regional Political Order in South and East Asia: Constructive Role
  9. 2016 China, Pakistan Navy, News Magazine (June 2016).
  10. 2015 The Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime and Non-NPT States, in Pakistan Army’s Green Book (Feb. 2015).
  11. 2015 Evolving Maritime Strategies and Force Postures in the Indo-Pacific Region: Impact on Regional Strategic Stability (May, 2015)
  12. 2014 Strategic Stability in South Asia, ISPRS’s Hilal Magazine, June 2014.
  13. 2014 Efficacy of the Nuclear Supplier Group and Pakistan’s Membership, ISPR’s Hilal Magazine, Aug. 2014.
  14. 2015 Enduring India-Pakistan Hostility: Prospects for Conflict Resolution, ISPR’s Magazine, Jan 2015

Op-ed Pieces:

  1. New Warfare Domain and Deterrence Theory Crisis, E-IR, May 13, 2020: https://www.e-ir.info/pdf/84144
  2. Creating an Environment for Nuclear Disarmament, E-IR,
  3. Aug 2 2019, https://www.e-ir.info/2019/08/02/creating-an-environment-for-    nuclear-   disarmament/
  4. 2019 Universities and National Development,  Express Tribune, 26 December, 2019: https://tribune.com.pk/story/2124938/6-universities-national-development/
  5. 2019 India’s Thermonuclear Bomb, Express Tribune, 03 August, 2019: https://tribune.com.pk/story/2070720/6-indias-thermonuclear-bomb/ 
  6. 2019 Creating an Environment for Nuclear Disarmament, E-IR, 02 August 2019: https://www.e-ir.info/2019/08/02/creating-an-environment-for-nuclear-disarmament/
  7. 2019 Arms Control in Crisis, The Geopolitics, 06 April 2019: https://thegeopolitics.com/arms-control-in-crisis/
  8. 2018 Twenty Years into Nuclear South Asia: Resuming Dialogue to Stabilize Deterrence, South Asian Voices, 25 May 2018:
  9. https://southasianvoices.org/nuclear-south-asia-dialogue-stabilize-deterrence/
  10. 2018 Pakistan’s Elections: How Will the Outcome Impact Foreign Policy: South Asian Voice, Jul 2018: https://southasianvoices.org/pakistani-elections-how-will-the-outcome-impact-foreign-policy/
  11. 2018 India’s Regional Stability Challenges, Express Tribune, 02 March 2018
  12. 2018 Illusory Goals in Afghanistan, Express Tribune, 08 Sep 2017: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1500308/illusory-goals-afghanistan/
  13. 2017 Hot Talks: Nawaz Sharif’s Disqualification, South Asian Voices, 1 August 2017.
  14. 2017 Panama Papers Verdict and the wounded legitimacy of Nawaz Sharif, South Asian Voices, 2 May 2017: https://southasianvoices.org/panama-papers-verdict-wounded-legitimacy-nawaz-sharif/
  15. 2017 Pakistan and the Nuclear Suppliers Group, E-IR, 11 Jan, 2017: http://www.e-ir.info/2017/01/11/pakistan-and-the-nuclear-suppliers-group-nsg/
  16. 2016 Pakistan’s Nuclear Deterrence and Strategic Stability, E-International Relations: 28 June 2016: http://www.e-ir.info/2016/06/28/pakistans-nuclear-deterrence-and-strategic-stability/comment-page-1/
  17. 2016 Pakistan and the Nuclear Taboo, South Asian Voices, Stimson Centre: http://southasianvoices.org/pakistan-and-the-nuclear-taboo/
  18. 2016 Pakistan and the Nuclear Security Summit: South Asian Voices, Stimson Centrehttp://southasianvoices.org/pakistan-and-the-nuclear-security-summit/
  19. 2016 Assessing the Resilience and Fragility of the Nuclear Taboo: E-International Relations: 19 March 2016, http://www.e-ir.info/2016/03/19/assessing-the-resilience-and-fragility-of-the-nuclear-taboo/
  20. 2015 Does the NPT need a Makeover? Dawn, 14 June 2015:
  21.                  http://www.dawn.com/news/1187551/why-the-npt-needs-a-makeover
  22. 2015 How the HEC is wronging Pakistan's scholars, Dawn, 09 June 2015: http://www.dawn.com/news/1186940/how-the-hec-is-wronging-pakistans-scholars 
  23. 2015 Assessing the Iranian Framework Deal, 05 April, 2015, http://www.countercurrents.org/abbasi050415.htm 
  24. 2010 Establishing The New Nuclear Taboo, 26 May 2010: http://www.countercurrents.org/abbasi260510.htm 
  25. 2008 India in Outer Space, The News, Pakistan 13 Jan. 2008: http://www.thenews.com.pk/editorial_detail.asp?id=96061 / http://www.countercurrents.org/abbasi290108.htm 
  26. 2008 A question of identity, The News, Pakistan, 10 April 2008 , available on http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=105948 / http://www.countercurrents.org/abbasi070408.htm 
  27. 2008 US Plans in Eastern Europe, The Nation, 27 Dec. 2007: http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=20903.0 
  28. 2003 Indian Hegemonic Designs, Pakistan Observer, 27 Jan. 2003.
  29. 2003 Not by Choice but By Compulsion, Pakistan Observer, 8 Feb. 2003 and in Pakistan Nawa-e-Waqt with title “KhawaishNaeenMajburi”.
  30. 2003 Pakistan - Iran - Afghanistan Strategic Equation, being published on 26Feb. 2003 in Pakistan Observer.
  31. 2003 War of Shocks and Awe, Pakistan Observer, 5April 2003.
  32. 2003 Technological Security, published in Pakistan Observer on 20-04-2003.
  33. 2003 Misrepresented Kashmiri Nation, Published in Pakistan Observer on 11-5-2003.
  34. 2003 Need of Political Dexterity, Published in Pakistan Observer on 23-5-2003.
  35. 2003 Strategic Strangulation of Pakistan Published in Pakistan Observer on 27-7-2003.
  36. 2003 Same article published in online Time Magazine on 31 July 2003.
  37. 2003 Media Frenzy and its consequences, The Nation, Pakistan

 

International Security and Strategic Studies

Nuclear non-proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament

New Technologies and Strategic Stability

Politics and Security of Asia-pacific Region

Global Thought and Shifting World Order

Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence

Education

  • PhD - International Relations and Political Science, University of Leicester, UK

Experience

Teaching:

2019-Present     Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, NUML, Islamabad

2018-2019            Associate Professor, Bahria University, Islamabad

2011-2018            Assistant - Associate Professor, NDU, Islamabad

2010-2011            Teaching and Post-Doc Research: University of Leicester, UK

Fellowships

2018 - Present   Fellow | Asia-Pacific Program | EastWest Institute, New York 

2018                       Fellow | South Asia Program |The Stimson Center, USA

2017                       Fellow | China-Pakistan Young Workers’ Seminar Camp - Chinese Trade Unions’ Belt & Road Initiative |Beijing, Tianjin & Ningxia.

2015                       Fellow | Asia-pacific Centre for Security Studies (APCSS), Hawaii

2004                       Research Fellow| Department of Politics and International Studies|University of                                           Leeds, (UK)

Publications

Books.

  1. Building a Road to Nuclear Disarmament: Bridging the Gap between Competing Approaches, (Oxford: Routledge, 2021).
  2. Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia: New Technologies and Future Challenges to Sustainable Peace, forthcoming (Oxford, Routledge, 2019).
  3. Pakistan and the New Nuclear Taboo: Regional Deterrence and the International Arms Control Regime (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012).

 

Articles published by refereed journals

  1. 2013 Regional-centric Deterrence: Reassessing its Efficacy for South Asia, Korean Journal of Defence Analysis, Vol .25, No.4 (Dec 2013).
  2. 2014 Emerging Security Trends and Legitimacy of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime, Journal of Institute of Strategic Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2 & 3 (Summer and Autumn 2014)
  3. 2015 Nuclear Terrorism and Pakistan: Reassessing State’s Behaviour, Pakistan Horizon, Vol.68, No. 1 (Jan. 2015). 2015 Deterrence Transformation in South Asia and Challenges to Regional Stability, Pakistan Horizon, Vol. 68, No. 2 (April 2015).
  4. 2015 Enduring India-Pakistan Rivalry: Prospects for Conflict Resolution, Regional Studies, Vol. XXX III, no. 3 (Summer 2015).
  5. 2015 The Irrelevance of Nuclear Global Zero in the Changed Strategic Dynamics of International Politics, NDU Margalla Journal, Vol. XIX, Issue II (December. 2015).
  6. 2015 A Strategic Shift in Indo-Pak Nuclear Strategy: Implications for Regional Stability, IPRI Journal, Vol. XV, No. 2 (Summer 2015).
  7. 2016 Nuclear Energy Security, Emerging Global Trends and Pakistan, Policy Perspective Journal, Vol. 13, no.2 (2016).
  8. 2016 A Comparative Analysis of Indo-Pakistan Strategic Behavior: Effects on Regional Peace and Deterrence Stability, Korean Analysis of Defence Analysis, vol. 28, No. 3 (September 2016).
  9.  2016 Indo-Pakistan Distinct Strategic Direction and Fragility of Peace, Pakistan Horizon, Pakistan Horizon, Vol. 68, No. 3 (2016).
  10. 2017 Evolving Power Industry and Indo-Pakistan bid for the NSG Membership, Pakistan Horizon, Nuclear Vol. 70, No. 1. Jan, 2017
  11. 2016 Pakistan in the Global Nuclear Order, ISSI, Islamabad Papers under Nuclear Series, No. 1 (Feb 2016).
  12. 2020 ‘Evolving Security Dilemma Between US and China: Implication for Regional Strategic Stability of Pakistan,’ Pakistan Horizon, Jan 2020.
  13. Comparative analysis of US and Chinese Foreign Policy towards South Asia; Implications for Pakistan, Global Regional Review, Vol 5, No 4, Published 20 January 2021

Articles published by non-refereed journals

  1. 2020 Security Competition Between US and China: Impact on Regional Strategic Balance of South Asia
  2. 2019 Global Arms Control Crisis and Evolving Security Trends, Hilal Magazine, December 2019.
  3. 2019 Assessing Parameters of India's Nuclear Behavior, Hilal Magazine, October, 2019.
  4. 2016 Pakistan’s Peaceful Nuclear Programme and the NSG: Green Book (Feb 2016)
  5.  2016 Pakistan in the Global Nuclear Order, ISSI, Islamabad Papers under Nuclear Series, No. 1 (Feb 2016).
  6. 2016 Pakistan’s Peaceful Nuclear Energy Projects and NSG Membership (Jan 2016).
  7. 2016 Nuclearization of the Indian Ocean and Effects on Regional Stability, Pakistan Navy News Magazine (May 2016).
  8. 2016 Emerging Regional Political Order in South and East Asia: Constructive Role
  9. 2016 China, Pakistan Navy, News Magazine (June 2016).
  10. 2015 The Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime and Non-NPT States, in Pakistan Army’s Green Book (Feb. 2015).
  11. 2015 Evolving Maritime Strategies and Force Postures in the Indo-Pacific Region: Impact on Regional Strategic Stability (May, 2015)
  12. 2014 Strategic Stability in South Asia, ISPRS’s Hilal Magazine, June 2014.
  13. 2014 Efficacy of the Nuclear Supplier Group and Pakistan’s Membership, ISPR’s Hilal Magazine, Aug. 2014.
  14. 2015 Enduring India-Pakistan Hostility: Prospects for Conflict Resolution, ISPR’s Magazine, Jan 2015

Op-ed Pieces:

  1. New Warfare Domain and Deterrence Theory Crisis, E-IR, May 13, 2020: https://www.e-ir.info/pdf/84144
  2. Creating an Environment for Nuclear Disarmament, E-IR,
  3. Aug 2 2019, https://www.e-ir.info/2019/08/02/creating-an-environment-for-    nuclear-   disarmament/
  4. 2019 Universities and National Development,  Express Tribune, 26 December, 2019: https://tribune.com.pk/story/2124938/6-universities-national-development/
  5. 2019 India’s Thermonuclear Bomb, Express Tribune, 03 August, 2019: https://tribune.com.pk/story/2070720/6-indias-thermonuclear-bomb/ 
  6. 2019 Creating an Environment for Nuclear Disarmament, E-IR, 02 August 2019: https://www.e-ir.info/2019/08/02/creating-an-environment-for-nuclear-disarmament/
  7. 2019 Arms Control in Crisis, The Geopolitics, 06 April 2019: https://thegeopolitics.com/arms-control-in-crisis/
  8. 2018 Twenty Years into Nuclear South Asia: Resuming Dialogue to Stabilize Deterrence, South Asian Voices, 25 May 2018:
  9. https://southasianvoices.org/nuclear-south-asia-dialogue-stabilize-deterrence/
  10. 2018 Pakistan’s Elections: How Will the Outcome Impact Foreign Policy: South Asian Voice, Jul 2018: https://southasianvoices.org/pakistani-elections-how-will-the-outcome-impact-foreign-policy/
  11. 2018 India’s Regional Stability Challenges, Express Tribune, 02 March 2018
  12. 2018 Illusory Goals in Afghanistan, Express Tribune, 08 Sep 2017: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1500308/illusory-goals-afghanistan/
  13. 2017 Hot Talks: Nawaz Sharif’s Disqualification, South Asian Voices, 1 August 2017.
  14. 2017 Panama Papers Verdict and the wounded legitimacy of Nawaz Sharif, South Asian Voices, 2 May 2017: https://southasianvoices.org/panama-papers-verdict-wounded-legitimacy-nawaz-sharif/
  15. 2017 Pakistan and the Nuclear Suppliers Group, E-IR, 11 Jan, 2017: http://www.e-ir.info/2017/01/11/pakistan-and-the-nuclear-suppliers-group-nsg/
  16. 2016 Pakistan’s Nuclear Deterrence and Strategic Stability, E-International Relations: 28 June 2016: http://www.e-ir.info/2016/06/28/pakistans-nuclear-deterrence-and-strategic-stability/comment-page-1/
  17. 2016 Pakistan and the Nuclear Taboo, South Asian Voices, Stimson Centre: http://southasianvoices.org/pakistan-and-the-nuclear-taboo/
  18. 2016 Pakistan and the Nuclear Security Summit: South Asian Voices, Stimson Centrehttp://southasianvoices.org/pakistan-and-the-nuclear-security-summit/
  19. 2016 Assessing the Resilience and Fragility of the Nuclear Taboo: E-International Relations: 19 March 2016, http://www.e-ir.info/2016/03/19/assessing-the-resilience-and-fragility-of-the-nuclear-taboo/
  20. 2015 Does the NPT need a Makeover? Dawn, 14 June 2015:
  21.                  http://www.dawn.com/news/1187551/why-the-npt-needs-a-makeover
  22. 2015 How the HEC is wronging Pakistan's scholars, Dawn, 09 June 2015: http://www.dawn.com/news/1186940/how-the-hec-is-wronging-pakistans-scholars 
  23. 2015 Assessing the Iranian Framework Deal, 05 April, 2015, http://www.countercurrents.org/abbasi050415.htm 
  24. 2010 Establishing The New Nuclear Taboo, 26 May 2010: http://www.countercurrents.org/abbasi260510.htm 
  25. 2008 India in Outer Space, The News, Pakistan 13 Jan. 2008: http://www.thenews.com.pk/editorial_detail.asp?id=96061 / http://www.countercurrents.org/abbasi290108.htm 
  26. 2008 A question of identity, The News, Pakistan, 10 April 2008 , available on http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=105948 / http://www.countercurrents.org/abbasi070408.htm 
  27. 2008 US Plans in Eastern Europe, The Nation, 27 Dec. 2007: http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=20903.0 
  28. 2003 Indian Hegemonic Designs, Pakistan Observer, 27 Jan. 2003.
  29. 2003 Not by Choice but By Compulsion, Pakistan Observer, 8 Feb. 2003 and in Pakistan Nawa-e-Waqt with title “KhawaishNaeenMajburi”.
  30. 2003 Pakistan - Iran - Afghanistan Strategic Equation, being published on 26Feb. 2003 in Pakistan Observer.
  31. 2003 War of Shocks and Awe, Pakistan Observer, 5April 2003.
  32. 2003 Technological Security, published in Pakistan Observer on 20-04-2003.
  33. 2003 Misrepresented Kashmiri Nation, Published in Pakistan Observer on 11-5-2003.
  34. 2003 Need of Political Dexterity, Published in Pakistan Observer on 23-5-2003.
  35. 2003 Strategic Strangulation of Pakistan Published in Pakistan Observer on 27-7-2003.
  36. 2003 Same article published in online Time Magazine on 31 July 2003.
  37. 2003 Media Frenzy and its consequences, The Nation, Pakistan

 

Interests

International Security and Strategic Studies

Nuclear non-proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament

New Technologies and Strategic Stability

Politics and Security of Asia-pacific Region

Global Thought and Shifting World Order

Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence