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Mapping Pakistan’s Internal Dynamics: Implications for State Stability and Regional Security

About the Project


NBR Project Team


Research Director

Mahin Karim
Senior Associate


Tiffany Ma
Senior Director, Political and Security Affairs

“Mapping Pakistan’s Internal Dynamics” is an initiative by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) to analyze Pakistan’s internal security landscape and external geopolitical environment. In partnership with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), this project convenes international experts from the research and policymaking communities. The initiative is made possible by the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The Issue

Today, Pakistan represents one of the world’s most significant and vexing geopolitical challenges. Its geographic position at the nexus of the Middle East and Asia, its nuclear stockpile, and the strength and determination of its domestic extremist groups make Pakistan’s future course a top geopolitical interest for the United States and the broader Asia-Pacific region.

Goal

This project will inform a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics influencing Pakistan’s political and security environment and assess their implications for internal and regional stability.

Leading Project Experts

The final project report was authored by Mumtaz Ahmad, Dipankar Banerjee, Aryaman Bhatnagar, C. Christine Fair, Vanda Felbab-Brown, Husain Haqqani, Mahin Karim, Tariq A. Karim, Vivek Katju, C. Raja Mohan, Matthew J. Nelson, and Jayadeva Ranade.

Contact

For more information about this initiative, including details on roundtables, ongoing research, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Tiffany Ma
Senior Director
psa@nbr.org


Mapping Pakistan’s Internal Dynamics: Implications for State Stability and Regional Security

In a new NBR Special Report, an international team of experts provides a comprehensive mapping of Pakistan’s internal security landscape and external geopolitical environment and assesses the implications for both regional stability and U.S. interests in Asia.

New Delhi Workshop on Pakistan’s Internal Dynamics

In cooperation with the Observer Research Foundation and with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, NBR will host a workshop in New Delhi to explore Pakistan’s internal security dynamics and their implications for the rest of South Asia. Led by NBR Senior Associate Mahin Karim and featuring scholars from across South Asia, this workshop will examine ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic issues and their impact on security dynamics inside Pakistan.