Salman Rafi Sheikh

Salman Rafi Sheikh is a PhD researcher based at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He is also the author of ‘The Genesis of Baloch Nationalism: Politics and Ethnicity in Pakistan, 1947-1977’. Salman covers Pakistan as a regular contributor to Himal Briefs. He can be reached at:

Talking to Tehreek-i-Taliban

Pakistan’s negotiations with the banned group may lead to more violence and instability.

Sep 13, 2022

No neutrality

The military’s neutral stance around Imran Khan’s ouster may be damage control.

Jun 23, 2022

Devolution doldrums

In Pakistan, devolution is stalled at the provincial level.

Apr 15, 2022

Bypassing Parliament

Governing by ordinance in PTI’s Pakistan.

Feb 01, 2022

Military creep

Pakistan’s federal system is being undermined by militarisation.

Aug 04, 2021

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