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National contestation, not religion, responsible for the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingyas – August 05, 2012 Naya Pakistan, an old fable – May 10, 2013 Who’s afraid of the Karachi Literature Festival? – February 16, 2013 Pakistan beyond liberal and conservative – June 5, 2013 National contestation, not religion, responsible for the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingyas …

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In Pakistan, the moment of an independent foreign policy initiative is gone with nawaz Sharif – September 02, 2017 The Indo-Pak peace process is going exactly where the Pakistan Army wants it to – nowhere – April 11, 2016 India’s alleged funding of MQM will strengthen the hand of the Pakistan army – June 27, …

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Cover Story: Who’s Calling the Shots? JULY ISSUE 2016 Conservatively Hip –  October 2010. Terror’s Training Ground – September 9, 2009. A Different Breed: Not All Jihadis are Product of Militant Madrassahs – September 9, 2009. The Two Faces of Jihad – September 9, 2009. Brothers-in-Arms – Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), Lashkare Jhangavi (LeJ), Jaish Mohammad (JeM), …

Even His Epaulette Weighs Heavy

Some men in uniform are born with destiny and others with a burden. No Napoleon here, Pakistan’s new army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, belongs to the latter category. A pending war on terror, a changing geo-political environment and a tense domestic environment—there is much that the new commander has to cater to.

Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy (Paperback Pluto Press, 2017)

This new edition brings Siddiqa’s account fully up to date with a new preface and conclusion that emphasize military’s control of the media. The book adds to the existing literature on civil-military relations beyond Pakistan by arguing how modern day professional militaries do not necessarily need to do a coup d’état but can displace a …

Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy (Paperback Pluto Press, 2007)

Pakistan occupies a paradoxical, even contradictory place in American foreign policy. Nominally a strategic ally in the war on terror, it is the third-largest recipient of US aid in the world. At the same time, it is run by its military and intelligence service—whose goals certainly do not always overlap with US priorities. This book …