Post Tagged with: "pakistan"

The Forgotten: Pakistan’s Transgender Population, and the Islamic State

The Forgotten: Pakistan’s Transgender Population, and the Islamic State

ISIS’ in Pakistan poses a severe threat to LGBTQ Pakistanis. The debate over their presence, needs to be explained to include the safety and rights of LGBTQ populations.

Political Islam and Arab Civil Society

Political Islam and Arab Civil Society

Political Islam is a term that is often used amongst circles of academics and policymakers, but its complexity is seldom acknowledged or understood – especially post 2011.

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

This collection addresses common questions about Political Islam and provides an assessment of ISIS/ISIL in order to challenge common understandings of Islam and democracy.

Review – The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World

Review – The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World

Despite the book’s omission of Pakistan’s ISI, T.V. Paul’s account of a highly armed yet insecure state is fundamental reading for any scholar concerned with South Asia.

Review – Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change

Review – Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change

Krause and Mallory’s edited collection correctly emphasizes that, despite the West’s long involvement in Afghanistan, a much better understanding is needed.

Review – Reconceptualising Deterrence

Review – Reconceptualising Deterrence

Lieberman’s thorough examination of the central role of deterrence in contemporary Security Studies illustrates the existing gap between theory and evidence of success.

Drone Opposition in Pakistan and the Issues of Post-colonial Identity

Drone Opposition in Pakistan and the Issues of Post-colonial Identity

The assessments of, and attitudes towards, the efficacy of the drone campaign are shaped by Pakistan’s postcolonial identity.

Should International Relations Scholars Care About Religious Freedom?

Should International Relations Scholars Care About Religious Freedom?

Since religious repression can contribute to extremist ideology and violence then religious freedom can be vital in addressing religiously inspired civil wars and terrorism.

Review – Across the Line of Control

Review – Across the Line of Control

Across the Line of Control provides an analysis of the recent history, politics, demographics and key events in the history of all of Kashmir, with a special focus on the PAK.

US-Afghan-Pakistani Relations During Obama’s Second Term

US-Afghan-Pakistani Relations During Obama’s Second Term

The U.S. administration must get ready for negotiations and bring the neighboring countries -especially Iran and Pakistan- together and constitute a regional pact for the peaceful future of Afghanistan.

Review – The Untold Story of the People of Azad Kashmir

Review – The Untold Story of the People of Azad Kashmir

Despite it’s certain shortcomings, there are few books that prove as illuminating as this excellent tome. It is likely to remain an important contribution to the literature for many years to come.

When Tiers Clash: Devolution vs. Democracy in Pakistan

When Tiers Clash: Devolution vs. Democracy in Pakistan

Pakistani political parties may be right that at the local level they will be outcompeted by local elites, but they are mistaken to think that means they must ignore local politics.

US-Indian Relations: Permanent Interests Not Permanent Friends

US-Indian Relations: Permanent Interests Not Permanent Friends

It is important that the United States do a better job of defending its own interests in its negotiations with India. Nevertheless, there are areas of common strategic concern where we can work with the Indian government to the benefit of both nations.

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