Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

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

Categories: Business/Economics,Pakistan

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2013/08/20/rethinking-pakistans-development-choices-contributions-to-the-emerging-agenda

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

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/SR332-Empowering-the-Pakistan-Police.pdf

 

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

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/SR327-Pakistan-and-the-Narratives-of-Extremism.pdf

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

 

Next Page »