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  • Yaqoob-ul Hassan

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    Archive data: Person was Research Analyst at MP-IDSA

    Dr. Yaqoob-ul Hassan is a Research Analyst at the Manohar Parrikar 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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    • While the ruling elite including army in Pakistan considers CPEC a boon, many analysts view it as a Chinese game-plan to turn Pakistan into a permanent colony, a rentier-cum-client state.

      June 30, 2020
      IDSA Comments
    • This article begins with a discussion on how the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is viewed differently by different political parties as well as by the civilian and military establishments in Pakistan. The discussion then turns to Pakistan’s current economic conditions and examines whether CPEC has the potential to boost the Pakistan economy or contribute to the worsening of its economic conditions. This article also discusses how CPEC seeks to maintain a balance between geo-economic and geopolitics.

      Strategic Analysis
    • Pakistan’s efforts to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak may get severely constrained due to the refusal of the ulema and religious leaders to ensure that their followers abide by the rules of the lockdown and social distancing.

      April 21, 2020
      IDSA Comments
      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      This book is a rersult of research undertaken on the subject by the scholars associated with the IDSA project on Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) - also known as Pakistan Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK) - Which includes both the so-called "Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK)" and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), was legally a part of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kahmir, which acceded to India in October 1947. The authors of this book seek to provide a critical analysis of the politics of the above mentioned two regions within PoK; throw light on the genesis and evolution of various political parties and interest groups, and acquaint the readers with different pesonalities playing important role in politics therein. The main aim of the publication is to help the scholars, analysts, and policy-makers to understand the dynamics of the political systems in PoK, the complex interaction of these systems with the government in Islamabad and the responses of the local leadership to Pakistan's strateghy of keeping them under strict control in the name of representative governance over the last 70 years.
      • ISBN: 978-93-86618-67-2,
      • Price: ₹.1495/-
      • E-copy available
    • The ongoing dialogue between the US and the Taliban has generated lot of interest among strategic analysts in the region and beyond. There are indications that the Taliban are hardening their position as the US appears to be in a haste to pull off an agreement.

      Strategic Analysis
    • 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