The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) has over one hundred members from eighteen countries across Asia and the Pacific, consisting of former political, diplomatic and military leaders, senior government officials, and scholars and opinion leaders. APLN aims to inform and energize public opinion, especially high-level policymakers, to take seriously the very real threats posed by nuclear weapons, and to do everything possible to achieve a world in which they are contained, diminished and eventually eliminated.



Dean Faculty of Aerospace and Strategic Studies (FASS) at the Air University Islamabad, Pakistan

Dr Adil Sultan is Dean Faculty of Aerospace and Strategic Studies (FASS) at the Air University Islamabad, Pakistan. He has served in the PAF for over 31 years and retired as an Air Commodore. During his military career he spent more than 14 years at the Strategic Plans Division (SPD), which is the Secretariat of Pakistan’s National Command Authority (NCA), where his last assignments were Director, Arms Control and Disarmament Affairs (ACDA) and Director Research and Analysis at the Policy, Doctrine and Strategy (PDS) Branch of the SPD.

Dr Sultan is a former Visiting Research Fellow of War Studies Department, King’s College London from 2017-2019, Visiting Research Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London, and Visiting Fellow Henry L. Stimson Centre, Washington D.C.

His research interests include arms control, nuclear deterrence, and emerging technologies. He is the author of book titled: “Universalizing Nuclear Nonproliferation Norms: A Regional Framework for the South Asian Nuclear Weapon States”, published by Palgrave MacMillan London in 2019.

Dr Sultan is the co-founder of ‘Strategic Foresight for Asia’ (, which is a London-based platform publishing policy relevant analysis on security issues.