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University of Texas at Austin
Pakistan, South Asia, Central Asia, Crisis and transition states, Governance, Governance and climate change,
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About Me

Crisis and transition states; international law and politics; Asian domestic and foreign policies; humanitarian action and complex emergencies; climate change and governance; elections and governance.

Recent Publications

The role of international development in reimagining the Indus Basin. With Zafar Adeel, in Robert Wirsing and Zafar Adeel, eds. Imagining Industan: Overcoming Water Insecurity in the Indus Basin. 2016. (Springer 2016)

Pakistan’s constitutionalism in an age of terror. Asian Affairs 43:1 (2016), 1-15.

Governing Pakistan.Asian Affairs 41:4 (2014), 159-171:

Neither War Nor Peace: Afghanistan from 2016,” in Srinjoy Bose, Nishank Motwani and William Maley, eds., Afghanistan in South-west Asia: Influences and Challenges. Forthcoming, Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series (2015).

Displaced Diplomacies: Reframing Development and Humanitarianism in Taliban-era Afghanistan,” in Robert Hutchings and Jeremi Suri, eds, Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy. Oxford University Press (2015).

Why Pakistan is Friends with Everyone – and No-one. ThomseReuters Opinion, May 26, 2015.

Risky Business: Talking to the Taliban, ThomsonReuters Opinion, November 8, 2013:

Media Coverage

All major US commercial and public radio and television networks; BBC; most south Asia outlets.  Former columnist, Los Angeles Times, and The Globe and Mail; occasional contributor, Yale Global Online and Thomsen Reuters; former book reviewer, The Globe and Mail and San Francisco Chronicle.

Country Focus
Pakistan, south Asia, central Asia, crisis and transition states, conflict

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