Haneen Rafi, Dawn, March 13, 2019

Refusal by regional countries to toe its line irks India, says scholar

Dr Moeed Yusuf introduced the hub and spoke model which he used to justify how and why India considers itself the hegemonic power in the region with regard to size and economic strength.

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—Business Recorder, March 12, 2019

Where is the wave?

Dr. Moeed Yusuf, Associate Vice President, US Institute for Peace, suggested that the “blip” was gone but the Indo-Pak crisis was not over.

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—Moeed Yusuf, Dawn, March 12, 2019

Not isolated

Crisis behaviour in one episode will influence cho­ices in every future iteration. This is because reputation matters to states.

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— Denis Bedoya, Infosurhoy, March 11, 2019

Evaluation: India, Pakistan de-escalate however triggers stay

Their continued presence is bound to trigger renewed tensions, said Moeed Yusuf of the Washington-based United States Institute of Peace. “The bottom line is that Pakistan’s international image and standing cannot be fixed (as long as) these groups remain alive on Pakistani soil,” he said.

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— Ejaz Haider, Dawn, March 10, 2019

Lessons from the brink

Dr Moeed Yusuf has a brilliant book on third party brokering (2018), which studies US diplomacy during three crises — Kargil (1999), Twin Peaks (2001-02) and Mumbai (2008).

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— The Newspaper's Staff Reporter, Dawn, March 8, 2019

‘Endgame in Afghanistan holds promise for Pakistan’

Dr Moeed Yusuf, author of Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments, a book that studies India-Pakistan crises, argued that Indian and Pakistani behaviour in the latest crisis was influenced by the Uri incident of 2016.

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— Recorder Reporter, Business Recorder, March 8, 2019

Institute for Policy Reform, IPR chief for restructuring of country’s economy

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Moeed Yusuf said that Indian and Pakistani behaviour in the recent border tensions was influenced by the Uri incident of 2016, as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi dared pressure Pakistan through violation of airspace.

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— Institute for Policy Reform, March 7, 2019

Crisis or Peace: Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan

Whatever you do in a particular crisis, is going to influence what you can and cannot do in the next crisis and my analysis of the Pulwama so far is that the Uri crisis of 2016 played heavily on the minds of India and in turn Pakistan.

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— Global Village Space, March 7, 2019

Pakistan and India in post-Pulwama scenario: Is the threat of War over?

Dr. Moeed Yusuf, Associate Vice President of the Asia Center at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in his recent book Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia warned both India and Pakistan not to take crisis as ‘isolated episodes’.

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— Adil Najam, The Hill, March 6, 2019

Be worried, very worried, about what just happened in India and Pakistan

Moeed Yusuf, in his excellent book “Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments,” has argued that deterrence in South Asia has required third-party intervention and a united stand from the major powers pushing the two countries to exercise restraint. This time there were no visible signs of brokering: no shuttle diplomacy, no high-powered arm-twisting; neither word of carrots, or sticks. Rightly or wrongly, this seems to have left India thinking it could push harder, and Pakistan believing it was on its own. The result was both sides climbing a further notch on the escalation ladder.

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— Arifa Noor,, Dawn, March 4, 2019

How to talk peace

Moeed Yusuf, who has studied Pakistan-India relations, feels that the international community miscalculated by assuming that Pakistan would not react as it hadn’t after India claimed to carry out a ‘surgical strike’ in the aftermath of the Uri attack.

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— Knit, February 28, 2019

Nuclear showdown?: Deescalating India & Pakistan’s military face-off in Kashmir

The fog of war can take over very easily. Remember these are two geographically contiguous nuclear powers.

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— Joanna Slater and Pamela Constable, Washington Post, February 27, 2019

Pakistan captures Indian pilot after shooting down aircraft, escalating hostilities

Moeed Yusuf, a Pakistan expert at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, said he feared the conflict could escalate dangerously, in large part because neither Khan, who has been in office only a few months, nor Modi, who is seeking reelection this spring, may be able to back down without losing domestic political stature.

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— Madiha Shakeel, Business Recorder, February 27, 2019

India says it doesn’t want ‘escalation’ after Pakistan air strike

“If I were Washington, I’d be in overdrive making phone calls and signalling that it wants tensions to be de-escalated now,” said Moeed Yusuf, an expert at the US Institute of Peace in Washington.

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— Saheli Roy Choudhury, CNBC, February 27, 2019

India and Pakistan say they've launched airstrikes against each other. Here's what you need to know

The way he handles this week's situation will be a big test of his leadership, according to Moeed Yusuf, associate vice president for the Asia Center at the United States Institute of Peace.

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— Sarah Titterton with Jalees Andrabi, Spacewar, February 27, 2019

Pakistan says shoots down Indian jets, sending tensions soaring

"If I were Washington, I'd be in overdrive making phone calls and signalling that it wants tensions to be de-escalated now," said Moeed Yusuf, an expert at the US Institute of Peace in Washington.

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—  Moeed Yusuf, USIP, February 27, 2019

What Can be Done to Calm the India-Pakistan Crisis?

First, I think we have got to understand that this is serious. I’m not exaggerating when I’m saying that since Cuba in 1962, this is the closest we’ve gotten to a real nuclear crisis. This could escalate very quickly. 

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—  Ayesha Tanzeem, VOA, February 19, 2019

Pakistan Launches Diplomatic Push to Counter India After Attack

“The current situation has all the making of an India-Pakistan crisis. It's election year and Prime Minister Modi is going to use this attack to the hilt for domestic political gains,” according to Moeed Yusuf, the Associate Vice President for Asia in the Washington based U.S. Institute of Peace.

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—  Happymon Jacob, The Wire, February 16, 2019

National Security Conversations: Understanding And Responding to Pulwama

“Do not let terrorism derail any conversation, any positive movement between the two sides (Pakistan and India…”

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— Sasha Ingber, NPR, February 15, 2019

India vows ‘befitting reply’ after attack on security forces in Kashmir

But Moeed Yusuf, associate vice president at the United States Institute of Peace's Asia Center, tells NPR from Islamabad that India will "most likely end up frustrated" with the United States.

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— Aljazeera, February 15, 2015

India warns Pakistan of ‘strong response’ to Kashmir attack

Moeed Yusuf from the US Institute of Peace said the "current situation has all the making of an India-Pakistan crisis".

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—  Yasir Kaneria, Aaj Tv, February 15, 2019

India vows ‘heavy price’ after Kashmir attack kills dozens

“The current situation has all the making of an India-Pakistan crisis,” said Moeed Yusuf from the US Institute of Peace. “The next 24-48 hours are crucial. This could get bad.”

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—  Nyshka Chandran, CNBC, February 15, 2019

Fears abound that another India-Pakistan crisis could erupt after Kashmir attack

"If [Modi] moves to threatening Pakistan, the tit-for-tat mudslinging will begin and temperatures on both sides would force an escalation."

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—  Vanessa Romo, NPR, February 14, 2019

Car Bomber Kills 44 Police Troops In Indian-Controlled Kashmir

The fatal attack has forced Modi, who faces a general election in May, into the center of what could become a dangerous crisis, Moeed Yusuf, associate vice president of the Asia Center at the United States Institute of Peace told NPR.

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