Muneeb Yousuf

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  • Muneeb Yousuf is a PhD Candidate at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

    The Military Is Still Pulling the Strings in Pakistan’s Elections

    February 05, 2024

    Research Assistants, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr Muneeb Yousuf and Mohammad Usman Bhatti’s article ‘The Military Is Still Pulling the Strings in Pakistan’s Elections’ has been published in the Foreign Policy Magazine on 05 February 2024.

    With opposition leader Imran Khan behind bars, the February 8 vote offers little hope for near-term stability, say the authors.

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    State Repression Is What Fuels the Conflict in Balochistan

    January 24, 2024

    Research Analysts, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr Nazir Ahmad Mir and Mr Muneeb Yousuf’s co-authored article ‘State Repression Is What Fuels the Conflict in Balochistan’, has been published in Jacobin Magazine on 24 January 2024.

    The article analyses the causes of the Baloch conflict in Pakistan.

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    Chill in the warmth

    January 03, 2024

    Research Assistant–PoK Project, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr Muneeb Yousuf and Research Assistant–PoK Digest Project (Urdu Media), MP-IDSA, Mr Mohammad Usman Bhatti’s article ‘Chill in the warmth’ has been published in The Telegraph Online on 3 January 2024. Taliban and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan are ideologically aligned and the latter helped Taliban during its fight against American forces, say Mr Yousuf and Mr Bhatti.

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    Pakistan’s Growing Security Predicament

    December 24, 2023

    Research Assistant–PoK Project, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr Muneeb Yousuf and Research Assistant–PoK Digest Project (Urdu Media), MP-IDSA, Mr Mohammad Usman Bhatti’s commentary ‘Pakistan’s Growing Security Predicament’ has been published by the International Centre for Peace Studies on 24 December 2023.

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    Sovereign Attachments: Masculinity, Muslimness, and Affective Politics in Pakistan, Shenila Khoja-Moolji, Oakland, CA, University of California Press

    Asserting sovereignty across its territories remains the primary purpose of the modern State. There exist two kinds of sovereignties: legal sovereignty and de facto sovereignty. While legal sovereignty encompasses the formal ideologies of rule and legality, de facto sovereignty includes the actual ability to kill, punish, and discipline a specific fragment of society or a section of it. Non-State actors can also perform the latter deeds.

    March-April 2023

    India-Afghanistan Relations in Changing Regional Geopolitics

    September 23, 2023

    Research Assistant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Mr Muneeb Yousuf’s research article ‘India-Afghanistan Relations in Changing Regional Geopolitics’ has been published in South Asia Research Journal (SAGE) on 23 September 2023.

    Despite much distrust and many misgivings, India’s Afghanistan policies have to be robust, focused on defending its geopolitical interests and concerns against China’s expansionist clout, while seeking to promote a multipolar world order, a strategy that appears like a reincarnation of India’s earlier path of non-alignment, says Mr Yousuf.

    A Problem in the Making: Deepening wheat crisis in Gilgit-Baltistan and federal government’s cold response

    July 18, 2023

    Research Assistants, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Mohd Usman Bhatti and Mr Muneeb Yousuf’s article ‘A Problem in the Making: Deepening Wheat Crisis in Gilgit-Baltistan and federal government's cold response’ has been published in Greater Kashmir, on 18 July 2023.

    The Comrades and the Mullahs: China, Afghanistan and the New Asian Geopolitics: Ananth Krishnan and Stanly Johny, HarperCollins, Gurugram

    The conspicuous US withdrawal from Afghanistan has resulted in a political vacuum, garnering immediate attention of regional and great powers alike. In The Comrades and the Mullahs, presenting Afghanistan’s long history of foreign invasions and resistance, journalists Ananth Krishnan and Stanly Johny show how the country was a theatre for the Great Game between the British and Russian Empires, and later got caught in Cold War rivalry between the US and the Soviet Union. The return of the Taliban in Afghanistan has certainly become a diplomatic predicament for India.

    November 2022

    Forgotten Kashmir: The Other Side of the Line of Control

    The political dispute over the territory of Kashmir is an intricate problem confronting the modern South Asian leadership. The intricacies of the conflict have led to voluminous writings on the region and evident from them is a greater focus on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) as compared to the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). The ‘escape’ of Pakistan–occupied Kashmir from the scholarly radar has begun to change only recently.

    March 2022

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