Conversations at Takshashila: The Pakistani Military-Jihadi Complex

In this episode, Nitin Pai, Pranay Kotasthane, and Yazad Jal discuss the meta-structure of political Pakistan.

The central argument is that Pakistan is not one geopolitical entity, but two: the putative state (represented currently by a civilian government), and the military—jihadi complex (MJC) that has captured the commanding heights of power.

In this episode, they explain what the MJC comprises of, the forces of cohesion & repulsion that affect the dynamics of this complex, and finally the operational processes deployed by the MJC to keep itself afloat.

For more, read this draft book chapter:…07-PK-GA-NP.pdf

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