Pakistan

#251      27 min 46 sec
Rhythm of the beat: The culture, meaning and meter of the tabla

Dr Nadeem Malik

Dr Nadeem Malik takes us on a musical and historical journey with the South Asian percussion instrument, the tabla. Presented by Jennifer Martin.

#233      24 min 39 sec
Vested interests: What conditions create suicide bombers?

Prof Riaz Hassan

Sociologist Professor Riaz Hassan discusses the social and political environment that motivates some people to become suicide bombers. Riaz also explores whether there is a relationship between Islamism and terrorism. Presented by Jacky Angus.

Episode 146      31 min 25 sec
Kashmir revisited: Untold stories and hard realities

Dr Christopher Snedden

Politico-strategy analyst Dr Christopher Snedden examines the decades-long Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan in light of new understanding of the conflict's origins. With host Elisabeth Lopez.

Episode 145      24 min 18 sec
Neighbours with a difference: The India-China relationship in context

Dr Pradeep Taneja

Political scientist Dr Pradeep Taneja discusses how India and China view each other’s geo-political ambitions. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 136      30 min 51 sec
India's ambitions: Pathways and pitfalls to greatness

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri

Veteran Indian journalist and commentator Pramit Pal Chaudhuri discusses what India needs to do -- and to overcome -- if it's to rise to the status of a great global power. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.

Episode 78      35 min 31 sec
Accounting for Imams

Dr Eeqbal Hassim
Irfan Yusuf
Anisa Buckley

In this episode, three conversations on imams and educators in Muslim communities. Host Jacky Angus speaks to author and lawyer Irfan Yusuf about the roles and predicaments of imams in Australia and elsewhere; to researcher Anisa Buckley on imams and their role in marriage and divorce; and to educator Dr Eeqbal Hassim on getting school teachers up to speed on Muslim issues.

Episode 68      18 min 57 sec
Pakistan: A State for Devolution

Dr Nadeem Malik

Dr Nadeem Malik ponders the question of why stable and robust democratic institutions have eluded Pakistan. Since its formation in 1947, military rule has been a recurrent theme for Pakistan, and true devolution of power to the local level is still a quest. With host Jacky Angus.