Dr. Asma Shakir Khawaja

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Center for International Strategic Studies, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (CISS AJK) is an independent and autonomous Think Tank, under the auspicious patronage of National Command Authority (NCA), the highest civilian body on strategic issues. CISS AJK comprises of highly professional and competent research team, aims at bridging the research gaps through knowledge based critical thinking. It welcomes the knowledge community of the region to share their research studies. Primarily, we focus on the issues related to comprehensive security which includes strategic thought, nuclear politics, traditional and non-traditional security threats, new trends in warfare (character and conduct), women, peace and security, South Asia and Jammu and Kashmir. Being the first ever think tank on the subject in AJK, it is our responsibility to contribute in capacity building, discourse analysis and to lead the academic narratives. I have no doubt that the resilience, passion and academic excellence of our team will create the desired compatibility between international academic standards and local wisdom.

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Aftar Dinner hosted by CISS AJK at Pearl Continental Muzaffarabad.

CISS AJK organized Iftar Dinner for AJK dignataries today. ED CISS AJK, Dr Asma Khawaja welcomed the guests along with team. It was a pleasure hosting dignataries including DIG AJK Police Yaseen Qureshi, Opposition Leader Khawaja Farooq Ahmed ,Syed Saleem Gardezi Senior Additional Secretary Elementary and secondary education, Sardar Javid Ayub Secretary to Govt., Director KIM Tariq Butt, DSP Ishtiaq Gillani, Senior Academicians including Ayesha Sohail and Ms Samina,
Dr. wajid Aziz, Dr. Sharjeel , Dr. Imtiaz Awan,Dr. Nazneen Habib from UAJK , Dr Raja Muhammad Sajjad Khan(Head Kpri Muzaffarabad ) ,Ms Shaista , Ms Sadaf of WFP, Additional Chief Secretary Midhat Shahzad and DG IT board Khalid Rafique.
The dinner led to a positive interaction and discussion of CISS Team with government officials.

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Appearance of Dr. Asma Khawaja as guest analyst on PTV World's News Room program on April 01, 2024, focusing on Modi's Cheap Tactics to Win Elections

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