Shuja Nawaz

  • Causes and Consequences of Political Islam in Pakistan

    Political Islamists, as they currently operate in Pakistan, are "likely to divide our society, break it apart, and cause more violence," warned Former Pakistan Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States Husain Haqqani. He contended that political Islamists have replaced anthropological and sociological explanations of Islam with "a puritanical formation of Islam, which is essentially totalitarian, inherently violent, and very intolerant." Haqqani, speaking at an Atlantic Council South Asia Center event urged for a more honest evaluation of Pakistan's own history, suggesting that as it is interpreted now, Pakistan's history is "totally mired in myths."
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  • Election Watch 2014: Afghanistan and India

    South Asia is currently witnessing the “largest democratic event in the world” with 7 million, or 60% of registered voters, visiting the polls in Afghanistan last weekend, and the first wave of 815 million registered voters begin to vote this week in India’s five week parliamentary elections. South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz and Senior Fellow Mohan Guruswamy reported on the region’s momentous events from New Delhi, with Deputy Director Bharath Gopalaswamy reporting from Bangalore.
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  • Nawaz: Demographics Play a Role in Afghan Transition

    South Asia Center Director is quoted by RIA Novosti on the role demographics have played in Afghanistan's transition to democracy:

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  • US Ambassadors to South and Central Asia Briefing

    On Wednesday, March 12, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and the Dinu Patricu Eurasia Center and the US Department of State’s South and Central Asian Affairs Bureau hosted a special Capitol Hill briefing with US Ambassadors to four South Asian and four Central Asian nations.
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  • Nawaz: Time for Tough Love for Bangladesh?

    South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz writes in Nikkei Asian Review on how Western governments can help stabilize Bangladesh:

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  • Nawaz on Afghan Taliban Talks

    South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz is quoted by The Daily Beast on Pakistan's role in the Afghan reconciliation process:

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  • Nawaz on Taliban Peace Talks

    South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz speaks with KPFK’s Ian Masters about Pakistan’s negotiations with the Taliban:

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  • Nawaz Remembers Famed Pakistani Economist

    South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz is quoted in The News International on the passing of renowned Pakistani economist Dr. Meekal Ahmed:

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  • Transcript: Pakistan's Vision for Regional Peace and Prosperity

    Sartaj Aziz, adviser for foreign affairs and national security to the government of Pakistan, spoke with Shuja Nawaz, South Asia Center director, about the upcoming economic and political challenges for Pakistan's civilian administration. Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson provided introductory remarks.
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  • Nawaz: Sharif Seen as Potentially Strong Partner in Washington

    South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz is quoted by Agence France-Presse on US-Pakistani relations:

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