Gradually, entire concept of security, nature of violence and conflict has totally been altered. Technological advances have separately elevated concerns about deadly autonomous-weapons and cyber-attacks the weaponization of bots and drones; also, the live streaming of extremist attacks. Thus, at present the top concerns of each state are about how to impede such capabilities like ‘Strategically Sensitive Items’ (SSIs); like Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD), dual-use technologies as well as conventional-weapons from getting into the reach of number of states around the planet those are apparently well thought-out unreliable and subverting, or the nastiest nightmare of all getting into the hands of malicious actors; like terrorists and militants.
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Analyst – Counter-terrorism - South Asia Desk (Pakistan)
Sonia Faiz holds M. Phil degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan. She carried out her research work in ‘Counter-terrorism Narrative’; also, she has been playing a key role as messenger of Pakistan’s counter-terrorism narrative campaign in main stream Pakistani media since media itself used to be confused or pro-Taliban. Previously, she also has served with a number of governmental organizations as a researcher in counter-terrorism affairs. Earlier, she chose pen name ‘Eiman Malik’ for her journalistic/literary writings and currently she is associated with ARY News as one of their key bloggers.
Sonia is the sister of Shaheed Lieutenant Faiz Sultan (Martyred).