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.

What do past nonproliferation failures say about the Iran nuclear agreement?

September 2015

The history of nonproliferation failures in Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea are reviewed in the light of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

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

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.

Experts Gather to Share Findings, Brainstorm Approaches, and Spur Further Research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

March 2020

The Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU), the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), and the APARC China Program jointly hosted a workshop on China’s Belt and Road...

Pakistani, Indian leaders ‘have different incentives' - Asfandyar Mir

March 2019

Political scientist Asfandyar Mir has studied security affairs in South Asia for years.

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...
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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

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