Farah N. Jan is an International Relations Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on interstate rivalries and alliances, the causes and consequences of nuclear proliferation, and the security politics of South Asia and the Middle East. She is currently working on a book project examining the defense and strategic dimensions of Pakistan – Saudi Arabia alliance. Her dissertation, Adversarial Peace: The persistence of nuclear rivalries, examined the impact of nuclear weapons on strategic rivalries. Her writing has appeared in a range of scholarly and policy-relevant publications, including Foreign Policy, National Interest, Arab News, and Asraq Al-Awsat. She received her PhD in Political Science and an MS in Global Affairs from Rutgers University.