Strategic Competition: Why Pakistan Matters

By |2020-07-15T10:55:19-10:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Yamin, Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

“Strategic Competition: Why Pakistan Matters,” is the title of an OpEd written by Dr. Saira Yamin for Security Nexus. This paper emphasizes the importance of the U.S. maintaining a strong relationship with Pakistan as strategic competition with China intensifies. Excerpt: It is worth noting that Pakistan remains vitally important to U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific, not least because of its all-weather strategic cooperative partnership with China who regards it as an “element of its strategic competition with the United States and India.” The current state of U.S.-Pakistan relations is symptomatic of an increasing ambiguity that is counterproductive to advancing U.S. [...]

US-Pakistan Relations: The Search for a Middle Ground

By |2019-10-24T10:08:13-10:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Yamin, Opinions/Editorials, External Publications, news|Tags: |

By Dr. Saira Yamin December 17, 2018, Pakistan Politico "US-Pakistan Relations: The Search for a Middle Ground" (link is external) published by Pakistan Politico is the latest article by Dr. Saira Yamin. According to Yamin, "Relations between the United States and Pakistan have soured considerably in 2018.  A recurring exchange of flustered tweets by statesmen on both sides suggests that they may be ready to move on.  However, it may be worthwhile taking a pause to consider what may be at stake.  Disengagement and  estrangement would not be new words in the U.S.- Pakistan lexicon." In the article, she discussed the [...]

DKI APCSS hosts second Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshop

By |2019-10-24T10:09:30-10:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Conference, Workshop, Yamin, news|

By Dr. Saira Yamin DKI APCSS recently conducted its second in-resident workshop on the United States’ Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy.  The strategy was announced by President Trump nearly a year ago and signals the United States’ strong commitment to the Indo-Pacific region through defense, diplomacy, trade and economic initiatives. Mr. Ajai Shukla, Consulting Editor on Strategic Affairs, Business Standard, provides a presentation on “The Evolution of India’s Policies in the Indo-Pacific” during a working lunch Oct. 26. Working in concert with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, DKI APCSS [...]

Advancing Security through a Gender Lens: Building Capacity of International Security Practitioners

By |2019-10-24T10:09:33-10:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Faculty, College, Yamin, Opinions/Editorials, Women Peace and Security, Burgoyne, news|Tags: |

It’s not uncommon for a faculty member at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies to write a paper about issues in the region.  However, Dr. Saira Yamin and Lt. Col. Michael C. Burgoyne have now written about the Center, specifically, how it is implementing the Women, Peace, and Security program. The paper, “Advancing security through a gender lens: building capacity of international security practitioners,” was originally presented by Dr. Yamin at a WPS conference recently held at Brown University. It brings into focus the importance of collaborative practitioner-centered discussions  on the links between gender and security to foster [...]

Dr. Yamin selected as Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy

By |2017-07-17T13:36:51-10:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: College, Yamin|

Congratulations to Dr. Saira Yamin who was recently selected to be a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy (CGP).  CGP is a US-based think tank working on policy issues pertaining to Political Islam, Violent Extremism and American Muslims. Dr. Yamin continues her role as a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and recently participated in a podcast with CGP’s Kamran Bokhari discussing ”civil-military dynamics in emerging democracies and autocracies, especially those of Pakistan, Egypt and Turkey, Myanmar.” According to the podcast description: “They touch upon the ongoing evolution of the military regimes of Syria and [...]

Egyptian Women as Catalysts of Change in the Arab Spring – Dr. Saira Yamin

By |2020-03-05T14:05:46-10:00November 5th, 2015|Categories: Faculty, College, Faculty Articles, Yamin, External Publications, Women Peace and Security|Tags: |

DKI APCSS' Dr. Saira Yamin has contributed to a chapter to a new book entitled: "Deconstructing Women, Peace and Security." The book, edited by Sandra Cheldelin and Martha Mutisi and published by HSRC Press. "Deconstructing Women, Peace and Security" offers a critical review and analysis of many gender-based efforts implemented since 2000, including empowerment policies, strategies, and an in-depth study of four particular cases. It calls out the need for conceptualising gender as a social structure in policy construction. It assesses the "good intentions" of policies designed and implemented with core beliefs they will be good for women. It provides an [...]

Pakistan: National Security Dilemmas and Transition to Democracy – Dr. Saira Yamin

By |2017-03-09T13:15:22-10:00April 21st, 2015|Categories: Faculty, College, Yamin, External Publications|

Dr. Saira Yamin's paper on "Pakistan: National Security Dilemmas and Transition to Democracy" was recently published by the Journal of Asia Security and International Affairs.   The following is an abstract: "Empirical evidence supports the notion that emergent and hybrid democratic regimes are often unstable and conflict-ridden. While these are important findings, the implication that instability is induced by democratic transitions provides a partial understanding of the dynamic. Pakistan’s recent return to a democratic system of government provides an opportunity to test this thesis and draw inferences about prospects for democratic consolidation. Using Pakistan as a case study, the research raises three important considerations [...]

Mapping Conflict Trends in Pakistan

By |2014-02-13T08:25:55-10:00February 13th, 2014|Categories: Research, Faculty Articles, Yamin|

Dr. Saira Yamin's research paper on "Mapping Conflict Trends in Pakistan" was recently published by the United States Institute of Peace. It is coauthored with APCSS alumna, Salma Malik (EC03-1). A copy of the document is attached and is available online at:

APCSS professor publishes a paper on the U.S. role in Afghanistan

By |2013-09-18T14:21:13-10:00September 18th, 2013|Categories: Courses, Faculty, College, Yamin|

"Global Governance: Rethinking the US Role in Afghanistan Post 2014" is a paper by APCSS' Dr. Saira Yamin published in the latest Journal for South Asian Development. ABSTRACT: The research evaluates the progress towards security and stabilization in Afghanistan as the country transitions towards a complete US–NATO drawdown in December 2014. It argues that the country’s propensity for civil war is high given the weak state institutions, deep-seated ethnic fissures and bleak prospects for political reconciliation in the near future. Building on this premise, the article prescribes a rethink of US strategy as it hands over the responsibilities for security and stabilization [...]

Women’s Contributions to Economic Growth and Development: The Bangladesh Model

By |2020-03-10T12:58:13-10:00February 8th, 2013|Categories: Faculty Articles, Yamin, Women Peace and Security|

Dr. Saira Yamin has added a blog entitled "Women's Contributions to Economic Growth and Development: The Bangladesh Model"  to our Women, Peace and Security Community of Interest page on APCSSLink.  She wrote this blog in preparation for our "Building an Effective Security Sector Through Inclusion" workshop to be held next month in Vietnam. Note: To view the blog, you must be an APCSSLink member. The views expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of APCSS, the U.S. Pacific Command, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government. -END-

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