Gambling with Violence: Non-state Actors and Outsourcing of Violence in Kashmir

July 8, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Gambling with Violence: Non-state Actors and Outsourcing of Violence in Kashmir




A conversation with:


Yelena Biberman

Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center

Atlantic Council


Aparna Pande

Director, Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia

Hudson Institute


Michael Kugelman

Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia

Wilson Center




Moderated by:


Shuja Nawaz

 Distinguished Senior Fellow, South Asia Center

Atlantic Council



The Atlantic Council's South Asia Center is pleased to invite you to"Gambling with Violence: Non-state Actors and Outsourcing of Violence in Kashmir," a panel discussion on the role of non-state actors in the Kashmir conflict. 


The topic of this discussion stems from Dr. Yelena Biberman's latest book, which examines the outsourcing of violence to non-state actors in South Asia. In Gambling with Violence, Dr. Biberman tackles a global problem that is particularly consequential for South Asia: state outsourcing of violence to ordinary civilians, criminals, and ex-insurgents. Drawing on over 200 interviews, archival research, and fieldwork conducted across Asia, Europe, and North America, her book sheds light on how militias, alliances, and South Asian security connect today.






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