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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 to...
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...
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...
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...
Asian Survey (2019) 59 (3): 521–547.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Yuichi Kubota; Hidayat Ullah Khan This article explores who among the citizens in the former Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan is in favor of democratic reforms. Empirical analyses reveal that the government’s wartime service provision politicized citizens and framed their...
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...
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...
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 of...
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...
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...
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. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017...
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...
Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 216–224.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Aqil Shah Pakistan’s government adopted an ambitious National Action Plan to counter terrorism. Aside from poor implementation, the plan remains bedeviled by the powerful military’s selective counterterrorism approach, which targets hostile militant groups, like the Pakistani Taliban, but employs...
Asian Survey (2015) 55 (2): 325–345.
Published: 01 April 2015
... states, including China. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 China Afghanistan United States Pakistan Xinjiang ANDREW SCOBELL China Ponders Post-2014 Afghanistan Neither All in Nor Bystander ABSTRACT Since 2001, China has warily watched the U.S. military presence...
Asian Survey (2015) 55 (1): 48–59.
Published: 01 February 2015
... after the Pakistani Taliban’s grisly terrorist attack on an army-run school in retaliation for the army’s offensive against them in North Waziristan. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Pakistan democracy military terrorism Taliban AQIL SHAH AND BUSHRA ASIF Pakistan...
Asian Survey (2013) 53 (1): 34–46.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Anas Malik In the lead up to Pakistan’s national elections scheduled for 2013, the judiciary and the legislature have clashed over the reopening of corruption cases against President Zardari. Prime Minister Gilani was forced from office, and the crisis abated due to his successor’s actions. The...
Asian Survey (2012) 52 (1): 100–113.
Published: 01 February 2012
...C. Christine Fair Pakistan came into sharp conflict with the U.S. and the international community in 2011 over its long-standing support of Islamist militants. The killing of Osama bin Laden left many speculating whether Pakistan's intelligence agencies were either complicit in harboring him or...
Asian Survey (2011) 51 (1): 97–110.
Published: 01 February 2011
...C. Christine Fair The 2010 floods exacerbated Pakistan's lingering domestic weaknesses including fraught civil-military relations, perilous economic conditions, and the ineptitude of the civilian government. While a military coup is unlikely anytime soon, army chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani continues...
Asian Survey (2010) 50 (1): 112–126.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Matthew J. Nelson Party-based political competition played an important part in shaping key events in Pakistan in 2009. This article examines the impact of party-based competition on the much-delayed restoration of Supreme Court Chief Justice Mohammad Iftikhar Chaudhry, efforts to address (with U.S...
Asian Survey (2009) 49 (1): 16–27.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Matthew J. Nelson Following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in December 2007 and national elections in February 2008, Pakistan struggled to distance itself from the discredited military regime of President (General) Pervez Musharraf. Competition between the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), once...