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Pakistan after the Lahore Bombing: Shaping the Security Response

Categories: Pakistan,Terrorism

Discusses the response to the Lahore bombing and the friction between the Pakistani military and civilian authorities over the appropriate response.  From the United States Institute of Peace.


What is “Building Partner Capacity?” Issues for Congress

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,East Europe,Foreign Affairs,Iraq,Korea,Pakistan,Vietnam

Examines past efforts to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives through strengthening foreign security institutions in countries that share those interests. Explores 20 case studies since World War II according to one of seven strategic U.S. goals. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


An Appraisal of Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Act

Categories: Pakistan,Terrorism

Describes the problems with Pakistan’s anti-terrorism act including the low conviction rates and what could be done to bring about improvements.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Ashraf Ghani’s Pakistan Outreach: Fighting Against the Odds

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Pakistan

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

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

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

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


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