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Canberra, 21 January 2011.

23 February 2010

NBR Assessment Paper Series on Muslim Asia


23 Feb 2010

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), Seattle, WA, USA

Supplied note:
"This paper series reaches out to U.S. and international experts to provide new perspectives on issues of key relevance to U.S. relations with Muslim Asia. Drawing on NBR's global network of specialists, the paper series commissions think pieces that examine major political trends and security issues, and are focused on a high level of analysis with a strong emphasis on assessing key implications of emerging trends in Muslim Asia for the United States. Recent publications include the reports 'Who Speaks for Islam?' [http://www.nbr.org/Publications/issue.aspx?id=194], 'Counterterrorism Cooperation in South Asia' [http://www.nbr.org/publications/issue.aspx?id=193] and 'Narco-Jihad: Drug Trafficking and Security in Afghanistan and Pakistan.' [http://www.nbr.org/publications/issue.aspx?id=192] - ttg."

Site contents:
* Who Speaks for Islam? Muslim Grassroots Leaders and Popular Preachers in South Asia - Mumtaz Ahmad, Dietrich Reetz and Thomas H. Johnson [1. Media-Based Preachers and the Creation of New Muslim Publics in Pakistan - Mumtaz Ahmad, 2. Muslim Grassroots Leaders in India: National Issues and Local Leadership - Dietrich Reetz, 3. Religious Figures, Insurgency, and Jihad in Southern Afghanistan - Thomas H. Johnson] (Feb 10);
* Counterterrorism Cooperation in South Asia: History and Prospects - Sumit Ganguly (Dec 09);
* Narco-Jihad: Drug Trafficking and Security in Afghanistan and Pakistan - Ehsan Ahrari, Vanda Felbab-Brown, Louise I. Shelley and Nazia Hussain [1. The Drug Economy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Military Conflict in the Region - Vanda Felbab-Brown, 2. Narco-trafficking in Pakistan-Afghanistan Border Areas and Implications for Security - Louise I. Shelley and Nazia Hussain, 3. The Dynamics of "Narco-Jihad" in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Region - Ehsan Ahrari] (Dec 09);
* Students Islamic Movement of India and the Indian Mujahideen: An Assessment - C. Christine Fair (Jan 10);
* Development and Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Pakistan - Agnieszka Paczynska (Nov 09);
* Related Publications (# Pakistani Partnerships with the United States: An Assessment, # Achieve Counter-insurgency Cooperation in Afghanistan by Resolving the Indo-Pakistani Rivalry, # Afghanistan and Pakistan: Difficult Neighbors, # Introduction: Emerging Trends and Developments in Pakistan's FATA--Implications for the United States, # Challenges Facing Development in Pakistan's FATA, # Challenges Facing a Counter-Militant Campaign in Pakistan's FATA, # Introduction: Islamism and U.S. Policy in South and Southeast Asia, # South Asia: Hotbed of Islamic Terrorism, # The Fluid Terrain of Islamism in Southeast Asia);
* Related Initiatives (# Transnational Islam in South and Southeast Asia: Movements, Networks, and Conflict Dynamics, # Islamic Education in Asia, # Approaches to "Moderate" Islam in Asia--The Dynamics among Islam, Muslim Identity, Politics, and Society in Asia);
* More on this topic (# Introduction: Islamism and U.S. Policy in South and Southeast Asia, # Islamic Finance: Sustainability and Challenges, # Middle East: Confronting Resentment in the Arc of Crisis, # Islam and Asian Security, # Enhancing Interlinkages and Opportunities: The Role of Islamic Finance, # Transnational Islam in South and Southeast Asia: Movements, Networks, and Conflict Dynamics, # Militant Recruitment in Pakistan: A New Look at the Militancy-Madrasah Connection, # Behind the Veil of a Public Health Crisis: HIV/AIDS in the Muslim World, # Islamic Education in Asia, # The Fluid Terrain of Islamism in Southeast Asia).

URL http://www.nbr.org/research/initiative.aspx?id=4060f16e-3f57-4833-9687-2ebf78fd0ac8

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