Civil-Military Relations in Middle East and South Asia

Professor Saira Yamin of the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Hawaii discusses Civil-Military Relations in South Asia with Kamran Bokhari of the Center for Global Policy. Yamin and Bokhari look at civil-military dynamics in emerging democracies and autocracies, especially those of Pakistan, Egypt and Turkey, Myanmar. They touch upon the ongoing evolution of the military regimes of Syria and Iraq, defining the struggles that have led to a number of coups as the dominance of military rule over disorganized civilian governance structures perpetuates.

The views expressed herein are the guest’s and do not necessarily reflect those of CGP.