Pakistan

Scholarly Publications

Almost Parity: Understanding the India-Pakistan Conventional Military Balance

A chapter in the edited volume 'Routledge Handbook on South Asian Foreign Policy'

What Explains Counterterrorism Effectiveness? Evidence from the U.S. Drone War in Pakistan

November 2018

For years, the U.S. government has been waging counterterrorism campaigns against al-Qaida and other armed groups in safe havens and weak states.

Other Publications

Reporting for Duty: How A Network of Pakistan-Based Accounts Leveraged Mass Reporting to Silence Critics (TAKEDOWN)

August 2020

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Why We Need Persistent Questioning About Civilian Deaths by Drones

April 2015

After an American hostage was mistakenly killed in a CIA drone strike, Stanford historian Priya Satia argues that oversight of and attitudes toward the drone program should be examined in light of...

Impressions of a Pakistan election monitor

May 2013

CISAC Affiliate and South Asia expert Anja Manuel gives an eyewitness account of Pakistan's historic May 2013 election.

News

Not much happened after India’s accidental cruise missile launch into Pakistan—this time.

March 2022

India accidentally fired a cruise missile into Pakistan on March 9, 2022. The missile was not armed and no lives were lost. Both sides projected calm in the incident’s aftermath. Still, the incident...

Community Policing: A Better Way to Improve Policing or a Bust?

November 2021

A first-of-its-kind study from Jeremy M. Weinstein, Graeme Blair and Fotini Christia shows that the celebrated practice of community policing may have few, if any, positive impacts on communities in...

Global Democracy Leaders Gather Virtually for the 2021 Draper Hills Summer Fellowship

August 2021

For the next two weeks, Fellows will participate in workshops led by an interdisciplinary team of faculty to study new theories and approaches to democratic development.

Old Events

Social Media and the Pursuit of Power in a Hybrid Regime: Evidence from Pakistan’s 2018 Election

October 12, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

Navigating Foreign Policy in South Asia

February 3, 2020

Open to Stanford affiliates only.Stanford identification will be checked at doors.  This event is co-sponsored with Stanford’s Center for South Asia Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/Wc3mFRw9an8...

Is India Shifting to a Nuclear Counterforce Strategy?

October 18, 2018

Abstract: Is India considering developing nuclear counterforce options against Pakistan?

Projects

Empirical Studies of Conflict

The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) addresses critical challenges to international security through methodologically rigorous, evidence-based analyses of insurgency, civil war and...
English

American Public Diplomacy towards the Arab World in the Digital Age

Discourse on American public diplomacy has been traditionally focused on use of the broadcast media by the US government, such as Voice of America, to reach out to audiences in the Middle East and...
English

Mapping Militant Organizations

This research project launched in 2009 traces the evolution of militant organizations and the interactions that develop among them over time.
English

Multimedia

South Asia's Vulnerable Side: Where Economic Growth Outpaces Human Progress - 2010 Shorenstein Journalism Award

May 2010

While most Asian economies rode out the recession fairly well, disturbing human development statistics across the region persist.

People

jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health (by courtesy)
Fafchamps Photo Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
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