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Zoha Waseem

Zoha Waseem is a doctoral researcher at King’s College London.

The Scatter Here is Too Great

Title: The Scatter Here is Too Great Author: Bilal Tanweer I spent many a summer away from college with the works of Kamila Shamsie. It was the essence of Karachi portrayed through her literary techniques and characters that kept me

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Karachi Airport Attack and the Myth of Peace Negotiations

Whoever had denied the presence of the TTP in Karachi, should be reconsidering their opinion now.

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Understanding Negotiation as a Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Are We Ready to Talk to the TTP?

Zoha Waseem Upon initial readings of literature in favour of talking to terrorists, several rather appealing elements stand out conceptually. There is the moral element: might does not make right. There is the humanitarian element: violence breeds grievances that breed

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Sectarianism: Approaching Identity Politics

Zoha Waseem Vali Nasr has explained that ‘[sectarianism] can be better understood as a form of ethnic posturing: mobilisation of a group identity for political ends in lieu of class, ideology or party affiliation’. Sectarianism, like ethnicity, is difficult to

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The Chessboard Goes to Yemen

  Zoha Waseem   Officials from the United States have argued time and again that al Qaeda has been globally weakened. The world rejoiced bin Laden’s death, handing Obama a second presidential term on a platter for fulfilling the one

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Of Holy Months and Unholy Terror

Zoha Waseem   ‘And so, the contention is, Ramadan is "the month of Jihad". Yet, there can be no moral equivalence between a battle fought in self-defence, such as those waged by the Prophet during Ramadan, and brutal militant attacks

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Post-Elections Theatre of Terror in Pakistan

Zoha Waseem Post-elections, Pakistan has offered little respite from terrorist violence and militancy within the country as is evident from the on-going spate of attacks in the summer of 2013. Trends can easily be noted in terrorist activity in comparison

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