Category: Adil Najam

Analysis: New focus on how Pakistan will address militancy

December 18th, 2014 in 2014, Adil Najam, Associated Press, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Many wonder if the attack that killed 148 people at a Pakistani school will be a watershed in the country’s long, conflicted history with Islamic militancy…

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“If you look back I cannot even remember how many times one has held one’s head in disgust and said, ‘This can’t happen again.’”

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A Deadly Taliban Attack On A Pakistani School

December 18th, 2014 in 2014, Adil Najam, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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The Taliban take responsibility for killing more than 100 Pakistani schoolchildren.  We ask why there, why now…

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Nobel Peace Prize Awards Honor ‘Dignity Of The Child’

October 10th, 2014 in 2014, Adil Najam, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, NPR 0 comments

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Pakistan needs political will in face of climate threats – experts

September 5th, 2014 in 2014, Adil Najam, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Pakistan’s vulnerability to climate change is being made worse by poor governance and the degradation of its natural resources, jeopardising the food security, health and livelihoods of its poorest citizens, climate change experts claim…

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“Poverty is a crucial factor in assessing vulnerability … to climate change and extreme events.”

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Adil Najam: Pakistan’s Security Problems Distract From Climate Vulnerabilities

June 18th, 2014 in 2014, Adil Najam, Blogs, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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When Pakistan makes the news, more often than not it’s for one of two things: violent extremism or drone strikes. Adil Najam, a Pakistan expert and a lead author for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says those headlines distract from a far more pressing security concern for the country: climate change…

Expert quote:

“Climate change has very real implications on Pakistan in terms of its economics, its agriculture, and really its security. Unfortunately, right now Pakistan has a lot of foreign policy distractions if you will – issues in Afghanistan, issues of extremism within Pakistan, extreme issues of violence – and in many ways they are distracting from the very real problems, regional problems, of climate.”

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Karachi airport attack signals alarming tactical shift by Taliban

June 12th, 2014 in 2014, Adil Najam, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Reuters 0 comments

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It was the shoes that betrayed Corporal Faiz Mohammad’s would-be killers. When 10 Taliban militants attacked Pakistan’s busiest airport on Sunday night, sparking a five-hour gun battle that killed at least 34 people, Mohammad and his fellow officers from the Airports Security Force (ASF) were the first line of defense…

Expert quote:

“It is among the latest skirmishes in what is now an actual war between the Pakistan Army and the Taliban. The war is on – and expect escalation.”

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A Bold Counterpunch Shows Taliban’s Lasting Strength

June 9th, 2014 in 2014, Adil Najam, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Only weeks ago, the Pakistani Taliban appeared to be on the ropes. Violent rivalries split the insurgency in two. Peace talks with the government collapsed. Military jets pounded militant hide-outs in the tribal belt…

Expert quote:

“This marks an escalation of the war. And it shows that this is going to be a long war.”

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Gunfire in Karachi, Stocks Drop on Report of Politician’s Arrest

June 4th, 2014 in 2014, Adil Najam, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Shops closed and public buses stopped operating in Pakistan’s biggest city a day after U.K. police questioned Karachi’s most powerful political figure as part of a money-laundering investigation…

Expert quote:

“I would expect massive unrest, violence and protests and the city coming to a standstill. A Karachi out of control will not only destabilize the already unstable Pakistan but can have global ripples.”

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Conference on climate change

May 31st, 2014 in 2014, Adil Najam, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, Twitter 0 comments

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Education innovation

April 12th, 2014 in 2014, Adil Najam, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Adil Najam, College of Arts & Sciences

First, the good news about education in Pakistan. It is no longer necessary to convince parents that education is important. There is real demand – mostly unmet – for education in Pakistan. Especially for good education. Including by households that have been denied access to education…

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