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  • Yaqoob-ul Hassan

    Research Analyst
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Dr. Yaqoob-ul Hassan is a Research Analyst at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.His areas of research includes Pakistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Political Islam. He has a Masters in Political Science from the University of Kashmir. He completed his PhD from Jamia Millia Islamia and his thesis is titled “Pakistan-US Relations after 9/11: An Analytical Study”. Dr. Hassan was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Istanbul University, Turkey, where he worked on a paper titled “Clash of Islamic and Secular Identities: A Comparative Study between Pakistan and Turkey”. He is currently co-authoring a book on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

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    • The challenge that the TLYP poses to Pakistan’s internal stability is even more dangerous than the threat of terrorism.

      November 22, 2018
      IDSA Comments
    • With the ever increasing support and swelling number of protesters, Pashteen changed the name of the organisation from the Mehsud Tahafuz Movement to Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, a Movement for the Protection of Pashtuns.

      May 04, 2018
      IDSA Comments
    • Research Assistant, IDSA, Dr Yaqoob Ul Hassan’s article on Pakistan’s diplomatic relations with the Middle East, titled ‘Pakistan’s Middle East Gamble’ was published in ‘South Asian Voices’, on June 8, 2017.

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      June 08, 2017
      IDSA News
    • The army has quite patiently allowed Imran and Qadri to carry on with their protests and create a political condition unfavourable enough for Nawaz Sharif to approach the army for help. Thus like in 1993, Nawaz is feeling the heat even if the opposition is not united in their effort to dislodge his government.

      August 08, 2014
      IDSA Comments
    • The Dispensable Nation provides a useful critique of the Obama administration. The author, Vali Nasr, analyses Obama’s foreign policy, especially his approach towards regions afflicted by crises, from the volatile Arab region to the badlands of South Asia. The book sheds light on the tussle between the State Department and the White House which impacts the making as well as the implementation of US foreign policy.

      Strategic Analysis
    • The situation in Pakistan today is very fragile. Despite the progress on the democratic front, there is a sense of helplessness on how to tackle the menace of terrorism. Unlike in the past, Islamabad appears quite weak vis-à-vis Taliban while it keeps chanting its commitment to talks with TTP, despite the provocation and retaliation from the army.

      March 03, 2014
      IDSA Comments