Shuja Nawaz

  • Nawaz Quoted by Dawn on South Asian Regional Interdependence

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  • Nawaz Quoted by Rediff on US Relations with India and Pakistan

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  • Nawaz on Peace Talks Between Afghanistan and Pakistan

    MENA Financial Network quotes South Asia Center Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz on peace talks between the Afghan Taliban and Pakistan:

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  • Nawaz on Prime Minister Sharif's Meeting with President Obama

    Bloomberg quotes South Asia Center Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz on Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's meeting with President Obama during his trip to Washington, DC and whether there will be any discussions on a deal to curtail Pakistan's nuclear program:

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  • Pakistan’s Prime Minister Heads to Washington

    But it’s the military that calls the shots in Pakistan, says former US official

    Though US President Barack Obama will meet Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the White House on Oct. 22 in an effort aimed at rekindling a peace process in Afghanistan, it is the military that really calls the shots in the South Asian nation, Vali Nasr, a former Obama administration official said Oct. 16.

    “Nawaz Sharif’s administration has fallen into the same pattern as [former] President [Asif Ali] Zardari, which means that there is a very stable civilian façade that actually does not make any critical decisions, particularly on security issues that [are] very obviously delegated to the military,” Nasr, who served as Special Adviser to Obama’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan from 2009 to 2011, said in a panel discussion at the Atlantic Council.

    When it comes to Pakistan’s Afghan, Indian, and general security policies, the “real decisionmakers” are in the military, specifically Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif, said Nasr. “That’s the new normal in Pakistan: No coups, civilian governments that will end their terms but basically make no waves.”

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  • Nawaz on the Death of Mullah Omar

    The Cipher Brief quotes South Asia Center Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz on the death of Taliban ex-supreme commander and religious leader Mullah Muhammad Omar: 

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  • Nawaz on US Relations with South Asia

    The Diplomat interviews South Asia Center Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz on US relations with South Asia and the changing dynamics in the region:

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  • Falling Oil Prices Hit ISIS Where it Hurts

    Terrorist group’s plans to expand to South Asia seen hamstrung by its depleted finances

    A sharp drop in world oil prices and the presence of other terrorist groups will make it hard for the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) to establish a foothold in South Asia, said Omar Hamid, head of Asia Pacific Country Risk at IHS, a global analytics firm.

    ISIS and al-Qaeda face problems in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India because there are “already very strong, established local entities there,” Hamid said at an April 13 event hosted by the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. “They are not walking into an empty canvas, and there is a limited pie in terms of recruits and funding.”

    “Almost certainly, if they do chose to focus on South Asia they will come up against the local actors who will not have any sort of fraternal instinct for them,” Hamid said in a discussion moderated by Shuja Nawaz, Distinguished Fellow at the South Asia Center.

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  • Cracking Down on Militancy in Pakistan

    On April 13, IHS’s Asia Pacific Country Risk Lead Omar Hamid and South Asia Center Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz discussed the evolving militancy climate in Pakistan. Hamid cited the December 2014 attack on a government school in Peshawar as a “Pearl Harbor” moment for Pakistan, and suggested it enabled the nation to act swiftly and strongly against militancy.
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  • Nawaz: The CIA Provides Pakistan and Others with Much Needed Help in Fighting Terrorism

    South Asia Center Distinguished Fellow Shuja Nawaz writes for New York Times Room for Debate on why a revivified CIA is crucial for combating many of the terrorist threats the world faces today:

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