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Pakistan Security Report 2013
Synopsis

Pak Institute for Peace Studies brings out an annual security report at the end of each year, which is widely disseminated in Pakistan and abroad. Pakistan Security Report 2013 includes not only casualty figures in terrorist/militant attacks, but also analyses the perpetrators' tactics and the security forces' response. The report highlights the challenges thrown up by internal insecurity and their implications for Pakistan, and the ways and means to achieve security not just for Pakistan, but also for the wider region..

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Dynamics of Taliban Insurgency in FATA
 
Authors
Muhammad Amir Rana, Safdar Sial, Abdul Basit

Publisher

PIPS

Date of Publication

March 2010

Price

Rs. 850/- (In Pakistan), US$ 30.00

Pages

275

Status

Available
Edition 2nd
Related Research Focus
Terrorism, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan, Afghanistan.
Synopsis

Contextualizing the militancy in FATA and the region at large is imperative not only to demystify recent developments but also to plan a long-term strategy to counter the threat of terrorism emerging from FATA. This publication is an attempt to explore the dynamics of insurgency in a complex region at a crucial juncture. It discusses at length the factors behind the evolution of militancy in FATA and chronicles the role of Arab militants during the Afghan-Soviet war and their ideological influence over Afghan and Pakistani militant groups. This narrative also explores the militant networks in FATA, patterns of Talibanization and other developments after the launch of the war on terror, the counterinsurgency perspectives and the security implications for the region.

CONTENTS
Preface

I.  Militant Landscape of FATA: Backgrounders
             Maps
1.         Role of Arab Militants and Charities during and after Soviet-Afghan War              (Muhammad Amir Rana)        
2.         Evolution of Militant Groups in FATA and Adjacent Areas
             (Muhammad Amir Rana)       
3.         Post-9/11 Developments and Emergence of Local Taliban Groups
             (Muhammad Amir Rana)         
4.         Militant Landscape after Miranshah Agreement (Abdul Basit)       
5.         Patterns of Talibanization in FATA (Safdar Sial)     

II. Dynamics of Insurgency: Implications and Counter-Strategies
1.         Threat Assessment and Security Implications for the Region (Safdar Sial)
2.         Life in FATA amid Ongoing Conflict (Abdul Basit)
3.         Taliban Insurgency in Pakistan: A Counterinsurgency Perspective              (Muhammad Amir Rana)   

III. Fact Files
1.         Frontier Crimes Regulations Reforms
2.         Peace Agreements between State and Militants
3.         Military Operations
4.         Terrorist Attacks
5.         Suicide Attacks (Chronology)
6.         Important Al-Qaeda Operatives / Foreigners Killed in FATA

Understanding the Militants’ Media in Pakistan: Outreach and Impact
 

Publisher

PIPS

Date of Publication

January 2010

Price

Rs. 750/- (In Pakistan), US$ 25

Pages

225

Status

Available
Edition 2nd
Related Research Focus
Media, Radicalization, Terrorism, Pakistan, Afghanistan.
Synopsis

The book aims to map militant media, its genesis and evolution in Pakistan. Content Analysis of militant print media reveals that the use of diction, terminologies style and tone of militant media is totally different from the mainstream media. The book also discusses the impact of militants’ media on the society at large. According to the findings of this research Jihadi print media has been promoting global Jihad in one way or the other. The study illustrates that Jihadi publications focused particularly on Iraq, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bosnia, Arakan (Myanmar), Eritrea, Palestine, Sistan (Iran), China and Central Asia. Criticism of the United States, Russia and the West, calling them infidels, anti-Muslim and anti-Islam has been a regular feature of such publications. The book concludes that the militant media is gradually expanding its influence and outreach.  The book outlines a series of recommendations that can support efforts to contain militants’ media in Pakistan.  The book’s contents are as follow;

Introduction

Chapter 1:      Genesis and Evolution of Militants’ Publications

1.1       Use of Militant Literature in the Soviet-Afghan War (1980-88)
•           Themes of Militant Publications during the Soviet-Afghan War
•           The Impact and Composition
•           The Evolution
1.2       Period of Growth and Modernization (1989-2000)
•           Kashmir
•           Global Jihad
1.3       Impact of the War on Terrorism on Militants’ Media in Pakistan
•           Key Messages of Post 9/11

Chapter 2:      Militants’ Media Landscape (2009)
2.1       Militants’ Publications
•           Jamaatud Daawa
•           Al Amin Trust
•           Jiash-e-Muhammad
•           Other Deobandi Militant Groups’ Publications
•           Militant Groups’ Publications Affiliated or Influenced by Jamaat-e-Islami              Ideology
•           Tehrikul Mujahideen
•           Nawa-i-Afghan Jihad
2.2      Publications by Sectarian Groups 
2.3      Madrassa Publications
2.4      Pro-Militancy Media Publications
2.5      Parallel Propaganda Campaign: Leaflets
              and Shabnamas (Night Letters)
2.6       Circulation, Distribution and Outreach

Chapter 3:      Contents
3.1       Space Devoted to Issues: An Analysis of
Categories
3.2       Adverstising
3.3       Quality and Authenticity of Reporting
3.4       Diction, Style and Tone
3.5       Rhetoric: Emotionalism and Sensationalization
3.6       Disparagement and Glorification
3.7       Criticism: Satire and Irony

Chapter 4:      Themes
4.1       The Question of Palestine
4.2       Coverage on Afghanistan
4.3       Coverage on Iraq
4.4       Coverage on Jammu and Kashmir
4.5       Targeting Female Audience

Chapter 5:      Impact
5.1       On Society
•           Survey Findings
5.2       On Mainstream Media
•           A Case Study

Conclusion
Recommendations

Annexures 
Glossary

Northern Areas: Crisis and Prospects
 

Author (s)

Muhammad Amir Rana, Mujtaba Rathore

Publisher

PIPS

Date of Publication

September 2007

Price

Rs. 200/-

Pages

80

Status

Available
Edition 2nd
Related Research Focus
Conflict, Terrorism, Politics, Economy, Strategic importance of the area
Synopsis

This book is a preliminary work on ‘Northern Areas’ of Pakistan which focuses on geo-strategic significance of the area, and feelings of resentment among local people who have been living with many constitutional, legal, administrative and political constraints and are, nonetheless, lagging far behind the mainstream society of Pakistan. In this mostly ‘primarily-sourced’ research work the authors have endeavored to identify the crisis in the Northern Areas (if any) and gauge its gravity, and have undertook a prospective study of the crisis in the regional and global context. 

Northern Areas of Pakistan, which border India, China and Afghanistan, are of strategic concern and interest to Pakistan, China, India and the US. The river waters which sustain agriculture in Pakistan flow from this area. The Korakaram Highway from the Xinjiang province of China constructed with Chinese help in the 1960s and the 1970s and inaugurated in 1978 is of tremendous strategic significance for regional trade. At the same time America is also interested in the oil and gas resources of Central Asian States and analysts believe that America can try to block possible energy flow towards China and South Asia.

Constitutionally, under a Legal Framework Order, Northern Areas are directly ruled from Islamabad through the Northern Areas Legislative Council. The story of the Northern Areas is a story of deprived people who are struggling for their rights. To declare the Northern Areas as fifth province of the Pakistan is the long standing demand of the people. Political parties are also demanding that if not possible to make it the fifth province under the United Nations Resolutions on Kashmir then government, at least, should give Northern Areas the same constitutional status as being enjoyed by Pakistani Kashmir.  Some nationalist parties, nonetheless, are struggling for an independent state and they are also catching attraction of the people because of complex legal and constitutional situation of the Northern Areas.

We are thankful to Ethnic Minority Groups Development Research Institute of Research Development Center (EMGDRI) of the Development Research Center of State Council, China for their special assistance for this research work. We are also grateful to all those political leaders and activists, journalists and scholars of the Northern Areas, and government and private organizations, without whose help we would not have accomplished this task.

Conflict and Insecurity in Balochistan
Available
Synopsis

Pak Institute for Peace Studies’ (PIPS) new publication ‘Conflict and Insecurity in Balochistan’ is now available for pre-order. The publication offers a comprehensive strategic assessment of conflict and insecurity in insurgency-hit province of Pakistan. The first three chapters exclusively focus on conflict analyses, the fourth chapter examines state responses and capacities, and last chapter enlists some strategic policy options for peace and security in Balochistan. Conflict analysis takes into account: (i) conflict lines, or factors of conflict; (ii) actors involved; and (iii) dynamics of conflict.

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Balochistan: Conflicts and Players
 

Publisher

PIPS

Date of Publication

March, 2008

Price

Rs. 400/- (Pakistan), US$ 30

Pages

200

Status

Available

Related Research Focus

Conflicts, Nationalist insurgency, Taliban, Politics, Religion, Economy, Role of international powers & future scenario
Synopsis

This research study is an attempt to cover various aspects of the conflict in Balochistan and introduce the province to the world outside as well as to other people in Pakistan. An effort has been made to document and compile information on the key issues, events, personalities and society of Balochistan. An effort has been made to explore the causes of alienation of the province from the rest of the country. Getting to know more about the country’s largest province, its people, politics, land and history is a prerequisite for addressing the grievances of the Baloch people and introducing policies and programmes for political and economic development.

This study of Balochistan, though focused on profiling a province mired in political conflicts and violence, also identifies and analyses religious militant movements. In addition, the inter-tribe and intra-tribe feuds, which have caused sporadic violence and human suffering, are also a part of this study. Last but not the least, criminal gangs of smugglers and traffickers who operate out of this province have also contributed to the deterioration of law and order.

The key sections of this study are as under:

  1. Baloch Land, People and History
  2. Tribes, Culture and Insurgencies
  3. Constitutional and Administrative System
  4. A Political Profile: Parties and Leaders
  5. Geo-Strategic and Economic Significance
  6. 2007: Year of Terrorism and Insurgency
  7. Conflict Resolution and Management

Al-Qaeda Fights Back: Inside Pakistani Tribal Areas
 

Author (s)

Muhammad Amir Rana, Rohan Gunaratna

Publisher

PIPS

Date of Publication

March, 2008

Price

Rs. 350 (Pakistan), US$ 30

Pages

200

Status

Out of Stock
Related Research Focus
Conflicts, Nationalist insurgency, Taliban, Politics, Religion, Economy, Role of international powers & future scenario
Synopsis

“Al-Qaeda Fights Back” reveals several hidden aspects of hunt for Osama bin Laden. The book carries details about Osama’s hideout when the US attacked Afghanistan, his escape from Kandooz and his next destination. It narrates the status bin Laden enjoyed under Taliban rule and activities of al-Qaeda’s operatives during that particular period.

The book also discloses details about Al-Qaeda’s planning to carry out 9/11 attacks.

In a chapter, it highlights role of Pakistani militant outfits in laying network of Arab warriors in tribal areas.

The book also discusses status of al-Qaeda and Taliban and their activities in Pakistani tribal areas. It also comprehends differences within al-Qaeda ranks.

A chapter unearths the ways through which al-Qaeda is financing and using Pakistani Taliban.

A detailed chapter of the book tells about characteristics and mindset of different tribes and the circumstances under which they betrayed al-Qaeda for money. It tells about Pakistan’s response to the situation and strategy to control it.

The book also mentions the key players of militancy in tribal areas and important incidents that took place during military operations against them. The book discusses different theories about bin Laden’s hideout and replies the questions about possibilities of his presence in Balochistan or Chitral or tribal areas or Afghanistan.

The book is based on the primary sources and answers all those questions, which have never been replied before.


Arabs in Afghan Jihad
 

Author (s)

Muhammad Amir Rana,Mubashir Bukhari

Publisher

PIPS

Date of Publication

August 2007

Price

Rs/-200

Pages

200

Status

Out of Stock
Related Research Focus
Terrorism, Al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, Jihad
Synopsis

This is a first-ever research effort to outline and comprehend the role of Arab Mujahedeen and Arab charities during anti-Soviet jihad in Afghanistan. The entire research work is based primary sources. Besides identifying and elaborating the interaction of Arab Mujahedeen with the Pakistani and Afghan jihadi forces and groups, this book also discusses in length the training operatives, camps, geo-strategic locations and fronts where they got training and joined fighting later. This work is believed to serve as a primary database with diversified profiles of Arab nationals, Arab charities and training camps. An extended chapter also gives information about the al-Qaeda suspects arrested from Pakistan during the period from January 2002 to May 2006.


 
 

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