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    When minorities are killed with impunity extremists are only emboldened to attack the society as a whole

When minorities are killed with impunity extremists are only emboldened to attack the society as a whole

Pakistan’s Constitution provides for the protection of minorities but in reality discriminatory legislation, social prejudice and sectarian violence leave them vulnerable. In this article, Adam Weinstein and Zahra Dsouza discuss the threat that Deobandi-inspired extremists pose to tolerance in Pakistan, and write that the government cannot turn a blind eye to the treatment of minorities as this will only embolden perpetrators […]

August 18th, 2016|Education, Featured, Politics, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on When minorities are killed with impunity extremists are only emboldened to attack the society as a whole|
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    Pakistan’s shifting foreign policy allegiances beyond the ‘War on Terror’

Pakistan’s shifting foreign policy allegiances beyond the ‘War on Terror’

As rift the grows between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Riyadh is seeking Pakistani allegiance, but Islamabad has been cautious in its response. Adam Weinstein argues that Pakistan appears to be moving towards a newfound independence from both Saudi and American influence, bolstered by potential economic benefits of a rapprochement with India and increased trade with China.

The main global security threats from Pakistan were […]

  • Permalink U.S. Army sniper Spc. James Wanser from Los Angeles, Calif. - of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, Task Force 228, 172nd Infantry Brigade - keeps watch in the early morning hours of Sept. 8 while his battle buddy catches a few precious minutes of sleep. Task Force 228 was on a joint mission with the Afghan National Army and the Afghan Border Patrol in the mountains near the Pakistan border.Gallery

    What Pakistan’s war in the north reveals about post-conflict landscapes and the future of Syria

What Pakistan’s war in the north reveals about post-conflict landscapes and the future of Syria

As the conflict in Syria unfolds Adam Weinstein argues there are increasing parallels with the conflict in north-west Pakistan. He writes that lessons learned by the US military in Afghanistan and their counterparts in Pakistan, when applied to current events in Syria show that no military strategy will defeat ISIS unless it is coordinated with key regional actors.

At first […]

January 11th, 2016|Featured, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on What Pakistan’s war in the north reveals about post-conflict landscapes and the future of Syria|

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