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About Farah Jan

Farah Jan is a PhD candidate in Political Science, at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, specializing in comparative politics and international relations. 

Articles by Farah Jan

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Quetta’s enduring savagery: ethnic cleansing or sectarian violence?

Ethnic cleansing is a crime under international law. In the case of Pakistan, we see a cold-hearted and detached response by the federal government. Who then should be held accountable for these ruthless killings? 

Tempest in Islamabad

Since the start of the year, civil–military relations have taken a nosedive in Pakistan, with no recovery in sight, and with each side threatening serious consequences. What are the chances of a coup?
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