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

    India-Afghanistan Relations and the Return of the Taliban

    June 21, 2024

    Research Analysts, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Nazir Ahmad Mir and Mr Muneeb Yousuf’s co-authored chapter ‘India-Afghanistan Relations and the Return of the Taliban’ has been published in the book ‘The Uncertain Future of Afghanistan’ (Springer 2024).

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    Disclaimer: The views expressed by the author are personal and do not in any way reflect the views of MP-IDSA or the Government of India.

    Under the gun: political parties and violence in Pakistan

    June 03, 2024

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Nazir Ahamd Mir's review of Niloufer A. Siddiqui’s book ‘Under the gun: political parties and violence in Pakistan’ has been published in Journal of Contemporary South Asia.

    The author sets out to explain the nature of violence, especially its (mis)use in electoral calculations by political parties. She demonstrates that this even involves the utilization of various militias, as in Pakistan the state lacks a ‘monopoly of violence.

    Seeking the Bomb: Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation

    Nuclear weapons proliferation remains a concern for international security. While it is argued that nuclear weapons have prevented potential wars between great powers since the end of the Second World War, it is a fact that the existence of such weapons has created serious security threats. At the same time, the world remains divided between the nuclear haves and have-nots, and given the military and strategic significances of nuclear weapons, the possibility of States seeking them never diminishes.

    May-June 2023

    Can Pakistan’s Fragmented Mandate Pave the Way for a National Charter of Democracy?

    March 08, 2024

    Research Analysts, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr Nazir Ahmad Mir and Mr Muneeb Yousuf’s article ‘Can Pakistan’s fragmented mandate pave the way for a national charter of democracy?’, has been published in Frontline on 08 March 2024.

    The article analyses causes for the failure of democracy and role of the military in politics in Pakistan.

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    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.

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