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  • Nazir Ahmad Mir

    Research Analyst
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Nazir Ahmad Mir joined MP-IDSA in September 2016. He is with the South Asia Centre. Nazir has a PhD in “Peace and Conflict Resolution” from the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. His PhD thesis, titled “Recognition and National Identity Formation in India”, took a theoretical approach to explain the nature of Indian national identity and explored the causes of the rise of nationalist/ethnic conflicts in general. His current research focus is internal politics and foreign policy of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    With an interest in ethnic conflicts and recognition theory, nationalism and international conflict, democracy and state making in South Asia, nuclear policies and international relations theory, Nazir has written papers on civil-military relations in India, the State and ethnic conflicts in South Asia in Journal of Civil Wars, Strategic Analysis and India Quarterly. He has presented papers on diverse issues/themes including cultural violence and electoral democracy, the state and secular and religious nationalism, strategic culture and the state, among others. Currently, Nazir is working on two themes: one deals with the national identity formation in India and the other tries to contextualize the securitization theory to the Indian electoral system. He also contributes to some daily newspapers in Jammu and Kashmir such as Rising Kashmir and Greater Kashmir as well as to online magazines on global issues and local social, political, economic, and security issues. Nazir has a Post Graduate Diploma in print journalism from YMCA, New Delhi.

    Select Publications

    • Research Associate, Manohar Parrikar IDSA Dr Nazir Ahmad Mir’s article ‘Pakistan’s May 9 Protests: Army Crackdown and a State of Exception’ has been published in South Asian Voices on 14 July 2023.

      While the Army cites national security concerns to justify these tactics, the systematic dismantling of Imran Khan and his party points towards a broader scheme to crackdown on any threat to the establishment and the ruling alliance, says Dr Mir.

      July 14, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Research Assistant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Nazir Ahmad Mir’s article ‘World faces tough choices in dealing with Taliban-ruled Afghanistan’ has been published in Frontline on 22 March 2023.

      March 22, 2023
      IDSA News
    • The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claims that the Pakistani state does not practice true Islam and therefore it can wage a legitimate Jihad against it.

      February 14, 2023
      IDSA Comments
    • Research Assistant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr Nazir Ahmad Mir’s article ‘CPEC made Gwadar look attractive to Pakistan. But ‘development’ ringing hollow to local people’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 10 January 2023.

      Rather than ensuring people’s welfare and the survival of their professions, the Baloch government is making them dependent on foreign projects, says Mr Mir.

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      January 10, 2023
      IDSA News
    • Given the ideological convergence the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has with the Taliban, the latter may not be able or willing to fulfil Pakistan’s demand that its activities be curbed.

      December 09, 2022
      IDSA Comments
    • Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr Nazir Ahmad Mir’s commentary ‘Imran Khan’s ‘tactical praise’ for India’ has been published by the International Center for Peace Studies (ICPS), New Delhi, on 22 November 2022.

      November 22, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Constructivism argues that the behaviour of actors in international politics is shaped by factors like identity, norms, rules, etc. Though it has been well argued that these factors shape and sometimes regulate the behaviours of political actors, not much has been written about the formation of such norms and how the identity of a political actor becomes operational through them.

      Journal of Defence Studies
    • Taking positive measures to address the core issues of misgovernance and corruption and ensuring fair and rightful distribution of resources will help in the revival of the political process in Jammu and Kashmir.

      July 22, 2021
      IDSA Comments
    • While Imran Khan’s efforts to build legitimacy around his ‘personality’ as a religious person and a crusader against corruption do not seem to have convinced many people, his government’s inability to bring the much-promised tabdeeli (‘change’) to Pakistan is beginning to hurt him politically.

      January 04, 2021
      IDSA Comments
    • The movement of the Baloch people is likely to continue because of the strong undercurrent of popular disaffection in the province against the Pakistan state, and the sustained enthusiasm of the people to fight for their freedom, autonomy and rights

      May 30, 2020
      IDSA Comments