Dr Sannia Abdullah

Dr Sannia Abdullah is a political scientist working on non-proliferation and regional security issues for over ten years; and hosts a podcast show ‘Women with Ambition.’ She has been Visiting Research Scholar at Sandia National Labs (2018-19). Since 2010, Dr Abdullah has been part of several Track-II dialogues and Table Top Exercises exploring escalation control and deterrence stability in South Asia. She completed her post-doc as the Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University, USA. From 2011 to 2019, she was a faculty in the Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan. She has been published in Space and Defense; International Journal for Nuclear Security; The Washington Quarterly; Asia Europe Journal, among others and is working on her book focusing on the evolution of Pakistan’s nuclear behaviour and its deterrence logic. Her primary research interests include Governance, Organisations and Institutions, Military, and Nuclear Policy.