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 
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...

Kabul’s Muscle-Flexing amidst recent Tensions Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent assertion that Pakistan would play a key role in the Afghan peace settlement has contributed to the latest downswing of ties between these two nations.1 In his address to journalists, Imran Khan not onl...

The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement after one Year: Killing of Arman Luni In yet another instance of the state-directed intimidation, the death of a senior Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) activist Arman Loni on 2nd February has sparked protests across Pakistan's Pashtun belt. Loni was killed after the police attacked a pea...

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 
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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