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Dear fam and friends who’ve been kind/bored enough to read this blog: This space began at my insistence that Haniya and I document our evolving thoughts on the place(s) we call home. Haniya… Continue reading

Internalized Colonial Narratives in Pakistani Cinema: Liberalism, “Good Muslims,” and the War on Terror

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** this article is available at Ajam Media Collective. Ajam is a wonderful resource for academics, activists, and students of the Persio-Iranian region that provides access to contemporary debates and research in fields… Continue reading

No Elections for Balochistan

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** this article is scheduled for publication in the August 2013 issue of Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Subscription to the digital copy is only $10 a year; print is only $44… Continue reading

Bombing and Drones

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This presentation was delivered on April 20, 2013 at the University of Pennsylvania /West Philadelphia Tabernacle Church, at a drone forum organized by PhillyAgainstWar. It highlights the parallels between the justifications for drones today, and… Continue reading

A Liberal’s Martyr

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** this article is available in Issue III, Solidarity Politics, of Tanqeed.  I highly recommend it as an excellent source of progressive cultural and political commentary on Pakistan! —— Review of Shaheed: The Dream and… Continue reading

Accounting For The Drone Debate

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** this article is available in Issue III, Solidarity Politics, of Tanqeed.  I highly recommend it as an excellent source of progressive cultural and political commentary on Pakistan! —— The new year has brought a… Continue reading

Book Review: “The State of Islam: Culture And Cold War Politics In Pakistan” by Saadia Toor

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** this review is available in Issue 40, Circles of Gender Justice, of Samar Magazine —— The incipient days of 2013 have already dished plenty about Pakistan: murdered minorities, war mongering, massacred civilians,… Continue reading

Celebrating Elections and Forgetting History in Pakistan

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** this article is available in the April 2013 issue of Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Subscription to the digital copy is only $10 a year; print is only $44 a year! I… Continue reading

US Invasion of Iraq Fueling Anti-Shia Violence in Pakistan

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** this article is available in the March 2013 issue of Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Subscription to the digital copy is only $10 a year; print is only $44 a year!… Continue reading

Book Review: “Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror” By Mahmood Mamdani

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** this review was published by Columbia University’s Baraza Ijtihad on February 24th, 2013 —— Written in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, Mahmood  Mamdani’s 2005 Good Muslim, Bad Muslim historicizes the violence… Continue reading

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