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Religious Authority and the Promotion of Sectarian Tolerance in Pakistan

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

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

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

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

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

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


Rethinking Pakistan’s Development Choices: Contributions to the Emerging Agenda

Categories: Business/Economics,Pakistan

A country economic memorandum and 16 supporting policy notes for improving Pakistan’s economy.  From the World Bank


Empowering the Pakistan Police

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Crime/Justice,Pakistan,Terrorism


How to make the police force more effective in countering violent extremism.  Derived from interviews with Pakistani police officials.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Pakistan and the Narratives of Extremism

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Pakistan,Terrorism

Focuses on the inroads extremist narratives have made in Pakistani society and the importance of countering those narratives  to prevent exttremists from destabilizing the country. From the United States Institute of Peace


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