Change of Guards, Change of politics? A look at Pakistan’s latest reshuffle of its top brass

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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Abstract

A couple of weeks after Pakistan’s new Chief of Army Staff (COAS)General Oamar Bajwa took over the reins from General Raheel Sharif,Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar was appointed Director General (DG) of the country’s powerful spy agency Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) on December 12th. According to some analysts, these two new appointments could be part of a major reshuffle in the military’s top brass, which might initiate political changes, especially in its foreign policy or in the country’s unhealthy civil-military relations.

Document type: Working paper
Publisher: SADF - South Asia Democratic Forum
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2016
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 20 April 2017
Number of Pages: 4
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Subjects: Terrorismus, Militär, Armee
Uncontrolled Keywords: Armeechef, zivil- militärische Beziehung, Pakistan, Indien, Afghanistan, Terrorismus, Demokratie, zivile Kontrolle,General Oamar Bajwa, Nawaz Sharif, General Naveed Mukhtar / Chief of Army Staff, Civil-Military Relations, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, terrorism, democracy, civilian control,General Oamar Bajwa, Nawaz Sharif, General Naveed Mukhtar
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: India
Pakistan
Series: Themen > SADF Comment
Volume: 61
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