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Ashraf Ghani’s Pakistan Outreach: Fighting Against the Odds

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Pakistan

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR376-Ashraf-Ghani-Pakistan-Outreach-Fighting-against-the-Odds.pdf

Analyzes Afghan president Ashraf Ghani’s decision to embark on a policy of conciliation with Pakistan to secure greater cooperation in fighting Taliban militants on Afghan soil.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Pakistan’s Power Crisis

Categories: Energy,Pakistan

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR375-Pakistans-Power-Crisis-The-Way-Forward.pdf

Discusses Pakistan’s energy crisis, including electricity and gas shortfalls, and the reasons for the problem.  Report written before the June 2015 deadly heat wave in Pakistan.   From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Education and Attitudes in Pakistan: Understanding Perceptions of Terrorism

Categories: Education,Pakistan,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR367-Education-and-Attitudes-in-Pakistan.pdf

Examines attitudes among Pakistani youth toward terrorism and the U.S. and how features of the Pakistan education system are responsible for these attitudes. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Religious Authority and the Promotion of Sectarian Tolerance in Pakistan

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Pakistan,Religion/Ethics

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR354_Religious-Authority-and-the-Promotion-of-Sectarian-Tolerance-in-Pakistan.pdf

Examines the determinants of religious tolerance in Pakistan, particularly among Shias and Sunnis and the role that religious authorities might play in reducing sectarian tensions.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Violence Against Women and Girls: Lessons from South Asia

Categories: Asia,Crime/Justice,India,Pakistan,Women

https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/20153/9781464801716.pdf?sequence=1

Examines the prevalence and the factors associated with various types of violence against females in South Asia.  From the World Bank

 

Pakistan Political Unrest: In Brief

Categories: Afghanistan,India,Pakistan

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43717.pdf

Describes the street demonstrations and the degree to which they pose a threat to democracy in Pakistan.  Also analyzes the implications of the unrest for American economic and security interests.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

A Counterterrorism Role for Pakistan’s Police Stations

Categories: Pakistan,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR351-A-Counterrerrorism-Role-for-Pakistan%E2%80%99s-Police-Stations.pdf

Ideas emerging from a series of meetings about how to make the police in Pakistan more effective in situations involving terrorist violence.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

The Effectiveness of Drone Strikes in Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism Campaigns

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Pakistan,Terrorism

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=1167

Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of warfare by unmanned aerial vehicles and whether such weapons can be as effective as traditional counterinsurgency strategies and tactics.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

 

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