19 Mar 2013
A Pakistani Strategic Shift?
Author: Daniel S Markey
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
In his testimony before the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, and the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, the speaker describes evidence of a strategic shift by Pakistan that could lead to improved cooperation with the United ...
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21 Jan 2013
Qadri, the Charismatic Cleric
Author: Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury
Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
This policy brief sheds light on the figure of Muhammad Tahir-ul Qadri, a maverick Mullah in Pakistan whom many see as a harbinger of change.
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15 Jan 2013
Pakistan: Countering Militancy in PATA
Author: International Crisis Group
International Crisis Group
Notwithstanding considerable improvements since 2009, this report argues that Pakistan's Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (PATA) remain an area of insecurity.
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Poverty and Radicalisation into Violent Extremism: a Causal Link?
Author: Atle Mesøy
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)
The consensus in past research into terrorism and radicalization into violent extremism (RVE) is that generally there is no link between poverty and radicalization, and if such a link exists, it is a weak one.
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CTC Sentinel 6 (1)
Author: Anne Wolf, Sean L Yom, Jacob Zenn, Dorle Hellmuth, Anouar Boukhars, Daud Khattak
Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
The articles in this issue examine: radicalization in Tunisia, Nigeria and Germany; regime stability in Jordan; Algerian foreign policy; and Lashkar-i-Jhangvi's leader Malik Ishaq.
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How the Local Matters: Democratization in Libya, Pakistan, Yemen and Palestine
Author: Louise Riis Andersen, Ulla Holm, Mona Kanwal Sheikh, Peter Alexander Albrecht, Leila Stockmarr
Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
This report highlights opportunities and tensions associated with providing support for democratization 'from below' in fragile states.
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