Byman and Mir Debate al-Qaeda - The Lawfare Podcast

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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Asfandyar Mir of the U.S. Institute of Peace and Daniel Byman of Lawfare, Brookings, and Georgetown, are both analysts of al-Qaeda and terrorist groups. They have a different analysis, however, of how al-Qaeda is faring in the current world. Rather than...

Violent Extremism

Riding The Social Media Tiger - Dawn

Sunday, June 5, 2022

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Until a few months ago, then Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ‘digital warriors’ were at the forefront of propagating Pakistan’s state narrative on national security and foreign policy. Digital strategy became a “regular feature” on the agenda of...

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Pakistan’s deteriorating security situation threatens ties with Afghan Taliban; 24 percent increase in militant attacks in April - The South Asia Monitor

Thursday, May 5, 2022

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“Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban are teetering on the brink of a major crisis,” Afandyar Mir, a senior expert at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), a Washington-based US government think tank, noted in a recent commentary. “After taking over the country, the Taliban gave the TTP de-facto political asylum. The TTP has used its improved political status in Afghanistan to step-up cross-border attacks and is now regularly sending fighters into Pakistan,” Mir said

Violent Extremism

Pakistan’s Deadly Air Strikes Inside Afghanistan Increase Tensions With Taliban - Radio Free Europe/Gandhara

Thursday, April 21, 2022

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“Pakistan has come to the begrudging conclusion that the Taliban are unlikely to deliver on its counterterrorism concerns,” said Asfandyar Mir, a senior analyst at the United States Institute of Peace, a think tank in Washington. “These strikes can be an attempt to alter the Taliban's calculus on support for the TTP by ramping up some costs.”

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Why is Pakistan’s new PM Shehbaz Sharif so keen to accelerate the CPEC with Beijing? - South China Morning Post’s The Week in Asia

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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But the core strategic concern about the CPEC by both India and the US – partners in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue – is “more about what China gets in return from Pakistan, in particular in the military domain”, said Asfandyar Mir, a senior expert at the Washington-based US Institute of Peace.

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