Shaza Arif

Shaza Arif is a Researcher at the Centre for Aerospace Security Studies, Islamabad. She holds a B.Sc (Hons) Defence and Diplomatic Studies and is currently enrolled in M.Phil Public Management. She has contributed several book chapters, research papers and opinion articles at various national and international platforms. She has been part of the CSSPR-BASIC-ICCS project on Nuclear Responsibilities since 2022. As a member of the BASIC’s Emerging Voices Network’s (EVN) Policy Cycle, she is also part of the working group titled ‘Challenging racism and white supremacy in nuclear weapons policy-making.’

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BASIC-ICCS Responsibility Framework: An Innovative Tool for Understanding a Complex Subject

Shaza Arif discusses how BASIC-ICCS Responsibilities Framework opens a new way to consider nuclear responsibilities, and is a relevant contribution to the literature in broadening the debate about nuclear responsibilities or any related subject (ie, cyber, AI) that needs in-depth discussion, collaboration and even conflict management.

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Compendium: Crisis Communications: Indian and Pakistani Perspectives on Responsible Practices

‘Crisis Communications: Indian and Pakistani Perspectives on Responsible Practices’ is a compendium of essays written by Indian and Pakistani nuclear policy experts and journalists that explore how the two countries can communicate in ways that help prevent crisis escalation at different levels of interaction. Edited by Rabia Akhtar, Chiara Cervasio, Ruhee Neog, Alice Spilman, and Nicholas J. Wheeler.

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Report: Exploring Nuclear Risk Reduction Pathways in Southern Asia through Nuclear Responsibilities

In March 2023, BASIC and the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) at the University of Birmingham organised ‘Nuclear Responsibilities and Nuclear Crises in Southern Asia: Preventing Escalation through a Responsibility-Based Regime in the Asia-Pacific’. Read the report here.

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