From Autonomy in GB to Rights Movement in AJK: The State vs The People in PoK

Zainab Akhter

In Pakistan, it has been the norm to address issues only when they have ballooned into a full-blown crisis; be it the GB protests or the rights movement in AJK. Only few month have passed since the local population of GB had staged protests along similar lines. It remains to be seen whether the government’s steps satisfy the people in both regions in the long term.

Jaish al-Adl and Pak-Iran Exchange of Fire: The Underlying Condition

Syed Eesar Mehdi

The militant ethnic assertion in the Baloch majority region straddling Iran and Pakistan is a function of the apathy shown by the states towards the people inhabiting the area which has pushed them towards violence. Rather than addressing the underlying causes of ethnic unrest, the two states have episodically exchanged missiles and diplomatic barbs against each other, which is certain to keep the Pak-Iran border region disturbed in future.

Myanmar in Trouble: Urgent Need for Reconciliation

Kirti Advani

Myanmar is badly in need of a process of reconciliation that would involve all the stakeholders including the powerful military and all the ethnic groups and evolve a new social contract enabling and empowering them all. This would also ensure the upliftment of sanctions and facilitate the flow of funds and humanitarian aid to the country and offer Myanmar an opportunity to reinvent itself.

Understanding BLA's Operation ZirPahazag in Balochistan

Syed Eesar Mehdi

BLA's continued resilience and determination underscore the complexity of the Balochistan conflict and the challenges facing efforts to resolve it peacefully.

Issue Briefs

National Report by China in the 45th UPR Session: Hiding More than it Reveals

Ankita Sanyal

China’s report on human rights in the 45th session of the UPR on 23 January 2024 has drawn the attention of human rights activists worldwide. It has painted a rosy picture of the human rights situation within China.


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