Saira Yamin

Saira Yamin

Ph.D. Conflict Analysis and Resolution , George Mason University, 2011
Dissertation title: "Revisiting the Discourse on State Failure: Towards a Conflict Resolution Trajectory."
M.Sc., Conflict Analysis and Resolution , George Mason University, 1992
B.A., Political Science, English Literature and French, University of the Punjab, Pakistan

Biography

Dr. Saira Yamin is a conflict resolution analyst and practitioner, an academic and a development worker with nineteen years of experience. Her dissertation research, a comparative case-study of eight states in Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East contributes to a better understanding of failed and fragile contexts and proposes an enhanced theoretical and strategic framework to guide research, policy, and practice. Her prior research examines a range of issues related to peace and conflict in different world regions and has been published widely.

Saira has worked extensively in the development sector, advocating human rights for women and children in Pakistan. She has held senior management positions with local as well as international NGOs such as ActionAid. Currently, she teaches at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, HI. Previously she has taught graduate and undergraduate students at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, VA, and at Quaid-e-Azam University - Pakistan's premier academic institution. Additionally, she has delivered guest lectures at the University of Peshawar, University of Karachi, and at the American University, Washington D.C. Saira has been involved with Women in Security Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP), New Delhi, as a resource person at its annual Conflict Transformation workshops.

Saira has made appearances as a security analyst on Al-Jazeera, BBC, Canada TV, Pakistan Television and Voice of America. Her media experience includes French and English news reading for Radio Pakistan and as a DJ on FM 100, a popular radio station in Islamabad. She has been p



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Stability Through Economic Cooperation in a Nuclear Environment
 The study was awarded a research grant from the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington D.C. and the Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Colombo.  It examines the potential for...
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2008
Afghanistan is a landlocked and mountainous land that has been beset by turbulence and instability for nearly a century. Littered with landmines and plagued by internecine fighting, the country came close to ruination during its US backed proxy war against the...
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2011
The chapter highlights various forms of cultural and systemic injustices towards women – female genital mutilation (FGM), rape, and honor killings— and examines ways women cope and contribute to social change in Egypt, Pakistan and Turkey....
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August 01, 2013
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...
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February 03, 2014
Over the past decade, Pakistan’s domestic security landscape has become increasingly volatile and complex. An examination of the incidence of violence during this period reveals a multiplicity of conflict actors, varying patterns of violence in different...
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January 26, 2009
Obama, South Asia Change PolicyYour lead editorial "After Mumbai" [Dec. 22] offers the right policy
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December 08, 2008
The article "U.S. plans a stealthy expansion in Pakistan" (Feb 27) outlines a new U.S. policy that is finally
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December 04, 2008
Regarding the Dec. 1 editorial, "Best way to react to India's '9/11'": I applaud this commentary. It offers
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November 06, 2008
Saira Yamin, PhD student at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, appearing on
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November 04, 2008
Thomas Friedman ("Calling All Pakistanis," Views, Dec. 3) suggests that reactions from Pakistanis to the
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March 27, 2008
Asif Zardari may have been the late Benazir's better half but does that qualify him to be at the country's helm of
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February 11, 2008
The Feb. 6 article, "Bhutto's party releases her will to bolster PPP support" brings into sharp focus Benazir
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February 11, 2008
Saira Yamin, PhD candidate at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, interviewed on CTV regarding the
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January 16, 2008
As the race for the White House heats up, Presidential candidates are using the turmoil in Pakistan to show off their
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December 26, 2007
The news report "Pakistan diverted anti-terror aid" (Dec. 24) does not come as a surprise. However, the
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This research is a comparative case study of eight states in Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East assessing the impact of external military interventions in response to the perceived threat of state failure in the post Cold War, post 9/11 landscape. The study is guided by the concern that
July 21, 2011
Join the ICAR community in celebrating Professor Dennis Sandole's newest publication:Peacebuilding: Preventing War in a Complex World 
March 03, 2011
Panelists: Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, President, Kashmir American Council Dr. Vijay K. Sazawal, International Coordinator, Indo-American Kashmir Forum Mr. Muhammad Aslam Khan, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Pakistan Ambassador John McDonald, Chairman, Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy Mr.
November 08, 2007
South & Southeast Asia Working Group Presents: Burma: Analyzing & Understanding the Conflict The recent mass protests and the crackdown by the military regime in Burma have generated widespread international concerns on the plight of the Burmese people. This panel attempts to foster a
October 11, 2007
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Terrorism is a significant factor in conflict worldwide, yet the underlying causes and conditions that give rise to terrorist activity are often...
Covers conflict at macro level, introducing theories of international and global violence and conflict, drawing from...
Explores the meanings of globalization: economic, political, social, cultural: and examine how it affects conflict...
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