Nazir Ahmad Mir

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  • Dr Nazir Ahmad Mir is a Research Analyst at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses Click here for detailed profile

    Pakistan Elections 2024: ‘Same Politics’ and Some New Trends

    The fragmented mandate will further exacerbate Pakistan’s many political, economic and security challenges.

    February 23, 2024

    Pakistan’s TTP Challenge and Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations

    February 08, 2024

    Research Assistant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr Nazir Ahmad Mir’s article ‘Pakistan’s TTP Challenge and Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations’ has been published in ‘The Diplomat’ on 08 February 2024.

    The Taliban have proved unresponsive to Pakistan’s security concerns, resulting in mounting tensions between the two, says Mr Mir.

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    State Repression Is What Fuels the Conflict in Balochistan

    January 24, 2024

    Research Analysts, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr Nazir Ahmad Mir and Mr Muneeb Yousuf’s co-authored article ‘State Repression Is What Fuels the Conflict in Balochistan’, has been published in Jacobin Magazine on 24 January 2024.

    The article analyses the causes of the Baloch conflict in Pakistan.

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    Ordering Violence: Explaining Armed Group-State Relations from Conflict to Cooperation’, by Paul Staniland

    December 18, 2023

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Nazir Ahmad Mir’s review of the book ‘Ordering Violence: Explaining Armed Group-State Relations from Conflict to Cooperation’, by Paul Staniland, has been published by The International Spectator, a peer-reviewed journal (Italy).

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    Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations in Quandary: Lessons for Pakistan

    October 14, 2023

    Research Assistant, Dr Nazir Ahmad Mir’s article ‘Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations in Quandary: Lessons for Pakistan’ has been published by the International Center for Peace Studies, New Delhi, on 14 October 2023.

    ‘Pakistan’s May 9 Protests: Army Crackdown and a State of Exception’ Published in South Asian Voices

    July 14, 2023

    Research Associate, Manohar Parrikar IDSA Dr Nazir Ahmad Mir’s article ‘Pakistan’s May 9 Protests: Army Crackdown and a State of Exception’ has been published in South Asian Voices on 14 July 2023.

    While the Army cites national security concerns to justify these tactics, the systematic dismantling of Imran Khan and his party points towards a broader scheme to crackdown on any threat to the establishment and the ruling alliance, says Dr Mir.

    World faces tough choices in dealing with Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

    March 22, 2023

    Research Assistant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Nazir Ahmad Mir’s article ‘World faces tough choices in dealing with Taliban-ruled Afghanistan’ has been published in Frontline on 22 March 2023.

    TTP’s Political Violence and Jihad

    The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claims that the Pakistani state does not practice true Islam and therefore it can wage a legitimate Jihad against it.

    February 14, 2023

    CPEC Made Gwadar Look Attractive To Pakistan. But ‘Development’ Ringing Hollow to Local People

    January 10, 2023

    Research Assistant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr Nazir Ahmad Mir’s article ‘CPEC made Gwadar look attractive to Pakistan. But ‘development’ ringing hollow to local people’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 10 January 2023.

    Rather than ensuring people’s welfare and the survival of their professions, the Baloch government is making them dependent on foreign projects, says Mr Mir.

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    Emerging Fault Lines between Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban

    Given the ideological convergence the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has with the Taliban, the latter may not be able or willing to fulfil Pakistan’s demand that its activities be curbed.

    December 09, 2022

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