Hello! I'm Shaan Shaikh. I'm a fellow at CSIS's International Security Program, where I conduct research on missiles, air defense, and nuclear weapons. I'm also second-year MA student at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), concentrating in strategic studies and research methods. My non-work hobbies include Islamic studies, weightlifting & yoga, and reading.

I hope to center my career around developing, fueling, and implementing good public policy, through think tanks, philanthropy, government, or otherwise. My experience thus far focuses on defense policy, but I'm interested in supporting any public policy field, from transportation to law enforcement. I aim to make positive, lasting impact wherever I go fi sabilillah.

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About this site

I started this blog in January 2023 as part of a New Year's resolution to write more. I plan to focus my writings on research, think tanks, and public policy. Every post is a work in progress, so I'll continue to edit them as I see fit.