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Asian Survey (2024) 64 (2): 211–221.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Mariam Mufti Economic uncertainty, political instability, and security concerns marked 2023 as a year where the country desperately tried to survive. The year began with Pakistan on the brink of sovereign default, with depleting foreign reserves and soaring inflation. Although successful...
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Asian Survey (2023) 64 (1): 27–53.
Published: 15 November 2023
... ). Note: The results of all national elections are taken from “General Elections Reports” published by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Government of Pakistan. Most tables showing authors as the source denote that authors have made all calculations from the ECP reports. Table 2...
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Asian Survey (2023) 63 (4): 527–556.
Published: 09 May 2023
...Vineeta Yadav Given their citizens’ religiosity, the presence of religious parties, and the salience of religion in the politics of India and Pakistan, it is likely that politicians in both of these countries vary considerably in how religious they are. How do these differences influence...
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Asian Survey (2023) 63 (2): 213–224.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Mariam Mufti Even by the standards of Pakistan’s historical political instability, 2022 was extremely challenging. The year began with Pakistan on the cusp of sovereign default, with rapidly depleting foreign exchange reserves and skyrocketing inflation. The economic situation was worsened...
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Asian Survey (2022) 62 (5-6): 838–865.
Published: 31 October 2022
...Christopher Clary Russia–Pakistan relations have improved since the end of the Cold War. While that trend is likely to continue, Russia is unlikely to transform Pakistan’s difficult strategic circumstances. Russia is insufficiently wealthy to provide enough aid and investment to revitalize...
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Asian Survey (2022) 62 (1): 173–184.
Published: 09 February 2022
...Sahar Shafqat Pakistan began the year with an energized opposition that directly challenged the military establishment, but as the year progressed, the opposition alliance fell apart under the strain of internal divisions. The military establishment pushed back against the ruling PTI and regained...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 183–193.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Sahar Shafqat Pakistan began the year with the military establishment having tightened its grip on political institutions, but as the year progressed, opposition parties sought to reassert themselves and challenged both the PTI government and military leaders. Political movements took center stage...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (6): 1044–1071.
Published: 03 December 2020
...Vineeta Yadav Political families are common across many countries in Asia, including Pakistan. Politicians from political families (PPFs) make decisions with the goal of maximizing the political prospects of the entire family, in contrast to non-PPFs, who maximize their individual political self...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (5): 952–977.
Published: 09 October 2020
...Ayesha Shoukat; Edmund Terence Gomez This article explores how the political connections cultivated by Pakistan’s business groups contributed to their rise as key actors in the corporate sector. Such connections have long been used by business groups in developing countries to secure access...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (2): 245–264.
Published: 07 April 2020
...T. Negeen Pegahi It is widely believed that Pakistan’s newly demonstrated nuclear weapons capability emboldened that country to launch what became the Kargil conflict of 1999 and correspondingly restrained India in responding to the attack. This article argues, however, that decision-making on both...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (1): 177–188.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Sameer Lalwani Relatively prudent foreign policy maneuvers stole the headlines in 2019, overshadowing Pakistan’s downward economic spiral and political decay. The Imran Khan government made the most of extra-regional strategic opportunities with the US and China while weathering a collapsing...
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Asian Survey (2019) 59 (6): 1094–1115.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Nasreen Akhtar; Inamullah Jan The rise of India presents Pakistan with a stark choice between seeking accommodation and maintaining the conventional rivalry that has largely defined the relationship between the two countries. The national and international climate is less favorable to Pakistan than...
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Asian Survey (2019) 59 (1): 98–107.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Aqil Shah Parliamentary elections in July 2018 brought the right-wing Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf, headed by former cricketer Imran Khan, to power. The PTI finished short of the 137 seats needed to form a government. But it emerged as the single largest party in parliament. Former Prime Minister Nawaz...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (6): 1136–1159.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Harrison Akins In 2016, Pakistan introduced a five-year plan to repeal the Frontier Crimes Regulation of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and integrate the region into the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. The political conflict between mashar (elders), who are advantaged by the law, and kashar...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (1): 100–109.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Michael Kugelman The ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif marked the culmination of a tumultuous political year in 2017 for Pakistan. On the external front, tensions with India, Afghanistan, and the United States soared before abating, albeit modestly, later in the year. © 2018 by The Regents...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (6): 981–1007.
Published: 01 December 2017
... part of the instability that has wracked Afghanistan for generations. This paper seeks to understand the Pashtuns in Afghanistan and Pakistan, exploring their role in any resolution to the war. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Pashtun Taliban Afghanistan Pakistan...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (5): 791–812.
Published: 01 October 2017
... of the University of California 2017 Karachi MQM war on terror adaptation liberalism Pakistan SAHAR SHAFQAT The MQM as the Liberal Savior of Karachi Using the Language of the Global War on Terror to Adapt to a Changing Landscape ABSTRACT This article examines the recent shifts in the ideological...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (1): 33–42.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Michael Kugelman Tensions with India and a fraught civil–military imbalance were the dominant storylines in Pakistan in 2016. These crises overshadowed promising developments in the areas of counterterrorism, the economy, and the law. Pakistan Pathankot Nawaz Sharif counterterrorism honor...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 174–186.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of the University of California 2016 India Modi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) investment Pakistan CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT India in 2015 A Year of Modi s Prime Ministership ABSTRACT While India s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party lost elections in Delhi and Bihar, and its government failed to implement any...