Prateek Joshi is a researcher working on Trans-Himalayan Geopolitics, Pakistani politics and Sino-Indian conflict. Prior to joining VIF, he was working on a project with the Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi. Some of his writings have appeared in CSIS, The National Interest, War on The Rocks and South China Morning Post.

Contributions 
पाकिस्तान में नए आईएसआई प्रमुख की नियुक्ति के मायने सेना के शीर्ष क्रम में बदलाव के तहत हाल ही में ले. जन. आसिम मुनीर की जगह ले. जन. फैज हमीद को इंटर-सर्...

Pakistan Federal Budget 2019-20 - Unrealistic Ambitions Pakistan’s Federal Budget was unveiled on June 11, 2019, under the looming shadow of International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) conditionalities seeking to curb the consistently misused fiscal space as well as the gloomy growth projection of 2.4 percent...

What does recent sentencing of its officials tell about the Pakistan Army redefining the contours of ‘nationalism’? Two former senior army officials and a civilian working for what the army termed as "sensitive organization" were awarded rigorous sentences under the Pakistan Army Act and Official Secrets Act on charges of espionage. While Lt. Gen (Retd) Javed Iqba...

What Explains the Appointment of Pakistan’s New ISI Chief? In a recent reshuffle of the Army top brass, Lt. Gen Asim Munir was replaced by Lt. Gen Faiz Hameed as the new chief the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). The change comes barely eight months after Munir was appointed as the spy chief. The fact that...

Pakistan Government’s Cabinet Reshuffle: Crisis Management and the Role of Deep State Pakistan Government's cabinet recently underwent a reshuffle, and the removal of Asad Umar and Fawad Chaudhary from their respective portfolios (Finance Ministry and Information and Broadcasting Ministry) comes across as a change of course in the civ...

Book Reviews 
Cultural Heritage of Jammu and Kashmir, Edited by K. Warikoo, Pentagon Press, 2009, Pages: 338, Price: Rs. 1750, ISBN: 978-81-8274-376-2 Much has been written about Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) by the virtue of its disputed status. The ever growing literature by leading scholars and legal experts has continued to emphasize either on the legal aspect of the Kashmir dispute or has analysed J...

Outreach 
With Narendra Modi’s BJP back in power, can India and Pakistan achieve peace? Published in South China Morning Post on 26 May 2019....

Talking to the Taliban Challenges for Kabul Published in Lowy Institute on 21st Jan 2019....

Could Hanif Atmar become the next President of Afghanistan? Published in Lowy Institute, Australia on 21st December 2018....

The big churn in Dhaka Published in The Pioneer on 20th December 2018....

Tahir Khan Dawar Murder Case: Divergent narratives and missing dots Published in South Asia Program at the Hudson on 25th November 2018....

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