South Asia Regional Dynamics with Dr. Arshi Saleem Hashmi


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18 October 2020 – In the fourth edition of the NESA Alumni Virtual Interview Series, Fahad Malaikah hosts Dr. Arshi Saleem Hashmi for a discussion on regional dynamics in South Asia, with a focus on Pakistan. Dr. Hashmi answered a broad range of questions, including how current regional dynamics in South Asia should be viewed; how the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan might impact (if at all) the role and influence of religious political parties in Pakistan; the progress of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC); the prospects for resumption of normal relations between India and Pakistan; and how Pakistan is preparing for a potential Biden presidential administration or a Trump second term.

Dr. Arshi Saleem Hashmi is a Professor and Head of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the National Defence University, Islamabad.

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