Dr. Rabia Akhtar is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. She is also the director of the Centre for Security, Strategy and Policy Research at the University of Lahore. Akhtar is also the director of the School of Integrated Social Sciences at the University of Lahore. She holds a PhD in Security Studies from Kansas State University and is a Fulbright alumna (2010-2015). Akhtar received her Masters in International Relations from Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad and her Masters in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University. She has written extensively on South Asian nuclear security and deterrence dynamics and is the author of the book titled ‘The Blind Eye: U.S. Non-proliferation Policy Towards Pakistan from Ford to Clinton’. Akhtar is also the editor of Pakistan Politico, Pakistan’s first strategic and foreign affairs magazine. Akhtar is a member of Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs.