Pakistan

 
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Pakistan’s Autumn Fever
    Petr Topychkanov September 26, 2014

    Pakistan has been in turmoil for more than 40 days: protests headed by Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri have taken the country by storm. Yet the protest movement seems to be running out of steam. The weakening of the protest movement has much to do with Prime Minister Sharif’s decision not to crack down on the protests.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Uzbek Terrorism: Myth or Reality?
    Arkady Dubnov June 11, 2014

    Although participation of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in the recent attacks on a Karachi airport is not confirmed yet, many analysts believe the IMU to be a real force that threatens the countries in the region.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Can Russia Sell Arms to Both India and Pakistan?

    The launch of military-technological cooperation between Russia and Pakistan, in addition to the long-existing ties with India, would provide balance to Moscow’s relations with New Delhi and Islamabad.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    War With Multiple Enemies in Afghanistan
    Petr Topychkanov February 21, 2014

    Today, many countries have to fight against terrorist organizations, which have roots in the Soviet war in Afghanistan. However, this lesson is still unlearned: in Syria, fighters under Islamic flags have gained support of several countries, but this support will recoil upon the supporters’ own heads.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Indian Flag in Sochi
    Petr Topychkanov February 14, 2014

    The International Olympic Committee has lifted the suspension of the Indian Olympic team. The presence of the Indian athletes in the Olympics is important because Sochi is the place where even rivaling states, such as India and Pakistan, have to fairly and peacefully participate in the tournaments.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Slump in South Asia?
    Petr Topychkanov January 31, 2014

    The slump of interest in South Asia in the West is a positive development, because it makes clearer which countries are the real partners of Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. Also, if left to themselves these three countries will get a chance to build their relations without external pressure.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Doing Business in Pakistan
    Petr Topychkanov January 24, 2014

    Pakistan is not an important Russian trading partner in South Asia. However, with Eurasian integration involving Central Asia and traditional Russian-Indian economic ties revived, there is no sense for Pakistan to remain in a limbo.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Asia in 2013: From Punggye-ri to Delhi
    Petr Topychkanov January 8, 2014

    There have been many events in Asia in 2013. But some of them stand to impact the most the global policy and security in 2014.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    TTP Talks
    Petr Topychkanov November 15, 2013

    The nomination of Mullah Fazlullah as the new head of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) does not seem to dramatically change prospects for an agreement between the TTP and Islamabad. Yet if signed, this agreement will not be able to stop violence in the tribal area of Pakistan and neighbor regions.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Don’t Overestimate the Role of Pakistan
    Petr Topychkanov October 25, 2013

    The impact of Pakistan on the situation in Afghanistan is seriously overestimated. Current problems and future risks will not allow Pakistan even to think about the decisive influence in Afghanistan.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Musharraf Trial
    Frederic Grare January 10, 2014 Voice of America Urdu News

    After delaying trial for medical treatment, Pervez Musharraf has been ordered to appear in court on January 16th.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Former Afghanistan Advisor Not Optimistic about Taliban Talks
    Sarah Chayes June 18, 2013 PRI’s The World

    Washington should not put too much faith in the prospect of renewed negotiations with the Taliban.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Former Pakistan President Could Face Treason Charges
    Petr Topychkanov April 22, 2013 Voice of Russia's Morning Show

    The arrest of Pervez Musharraf is a momentous event for Pakistan, since his conviction would deprive the country’s military establishment of impunity it has long enjoyed.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Musharraf Returns to Pakistan
    Stephen Tankel March 26, 2013 CTV News Weekend

    The return of former President Musharraf to Pakistan has the potential to complicate the already fraught elections coming in May 2013.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Future of U.S.-Pakistan Relations
    Stephen Tankel July 8, 2012 Washington Journal

    Following Pakistan’s recent decision to reopen its border crossings to U.S. and NATO military transit into Afghanistan, the U.S.-Pakistani relationship has improved, but significant challenges remain.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The U.S. Bounty on Lashkar-e-Taiba
    Stephen Tankel April 3, 2012 BBC World News

    The recent U.S. decision to place a ten million dollar bounty on Lashkar-e-Taiba's founder may be designed to pressure Pakistan, but it risks leading to more tension in the U.S.-Pakistani relationship.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Securing 'Loose Nukes'
    Toby Dalton, Matthew Rojansky, Deepti Choubey March 29, 2012 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

    Different regional actors had different agendas and priorities for the recent Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Relationship Sours After Airstrikes In Pakistan
    Stephen Tankel November 29, 2011 NPR's Talk of the Nation

    Although an investigation is underway to determine why NATO coalition forces in Afghanistan fired on two Pakistani army bases, killing 24 Pakistani soldiers, the event has already struck a blow to the struggling U.S.-Pakistan alliance.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Haqqani Network and Pakistani Intelligence
    Stephen Tankel October 4, 2011 C-SPAN's Washington Journal

    While Pakistan may be using the Afghan insurgency in order to improve its own strategic position in Afghanistan, it remains unclear how much direct control it exerts over insurgent groups like the Haqqani network.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    India and Afghanistan's Strategic Agreement
    Ashley J. Tellis October 4, 2011 Background Briefing with Ian Masters

    India and Afghanistan's new strategic security agreement may be aimed at persuading Pakistan to stop supporting forces fighting the Afghan government, but it not likely to be a precursor to Indian troops on Afghan soil.

     

Carnegie Experts on Pakistan

  • Toby Dalton
    Co-director
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Dalton is the co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. An expert on nonproliferation and nuclear energy, his research focuses on cooperative nuclear security initiatives and the management of nuclear challenges in South Asia and East Asia.

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  • Frederic Grare
    Director and Senior Associate
    South Asia Program

    Grare is senior associate and director of Carnegie’s South Asia Program. His research focuses on security issues and democratization in India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Previously, he led the Asia bureau at the Directorate for Strategic Affairs in the French Ministry of Defense.

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  • Christophe Jaffrelot
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Jaffrelot’s core research focuses on theories of nationalism and democracy, mobilization of the lower castes and Dalits (ex-untouchables) in India, the Hindu nationalist movement, and ethnic conflicts in Pakistan.

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  • C. Raja Mohan
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    South Asia Program

    Mohan is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s South Asia Program, where his research focuses on international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues.

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  • George Perkovich
    Vice President for Studies

    Perkovich’s research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, with a concentration on South Asia, Iran, and the problem of justice in the international political economy.

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  • Tamanna Salikuddin
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Salikuddin was director for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the U.S. National Security Council from 2011 to 2013.

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  • Paul Schulte
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program and Carnegie Europe

    Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program and at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and their political implications.

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  • Stephen Tankel
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Tankel is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment, where his research focuses on insurgency, terrorism, and the evolution of nonstate armed groups.

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  • Ashley J. Tellis
    Senior Associate
    South Asia Program

    Tellis is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues.

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  • Petr Topychkanov
    Associate
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.

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  • Milan Vaishnav
    Associate
    South Asia Program

    Vaishnav’s primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption, ethnic politics, governance and state capacity, election finance, and distributive politics.

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