Partner: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (USA)
This paper was prepared for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (USA). The paper, while exploring the hunger-militancy nexus, builds the case that steady increases in the number of food-insecure individuals have led to class conflict (between haves and have- nots) and violence that ultimately weakens the state. Individual (food) insecurity threatens national, regional and global security by intensifying ?extraordinary behavior, giving rise to suicides, militancy, the selling of children, and hastening the loss of dignity. In order to win the ?war against terrorism?, international community should not rely on guns only, but also ensure food security in Pakistan to ensure security at the individual level.
As part of the campaign to increase awareness about food insecurity and associated issues, SDPI representatives delivered lectures in Lahore, Islamabad and Washington DC.