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Marco Mezzera

Marco Mezzera is a senior adviser at NOREF. He has 15 years of policy research experience in conflict and development issues, with a specific geographical focus on Pakistan and South-east Asia. He holds an MSc in Development Studies and has co-authored four books and written several articles and policy reports.

Research areas:  Asia

Publications

Pakistan - A Hard Country: Book review
Marco Mezzera 23 April 2012
Presenting Pakistan as a weak state but with a strong society, Anatol Lieven tries to build up a convincing case for the inner resilience of the country. At the end, however, the reader is left with a sensation that despite all the arguments and evidence that have been provided (or maybe because of them), the future of Pakistan remains... more  
The nature of a friendship: making sense of Sino-Pakistani relations
Six-star Chinese flag by Sonya under CC License Marco Mezzera 27 September 2011
The May 2nd 2011 Abbottabad raid that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden heightened long-standing tensions between America and Pakistan. What little trust still existed between the establishments of the two countries almost completely disappeared. It is in this context that Pakistan made immediately clear that it was not dependen... more  
Pakistan: the rising dangers
publication Marco Mezzera 24 January 2011
Pakistan’s society and government are under intense pressure from the growing influence of extreme religious movements. In the absence of enlightened and unifying political leadership the prospect of a great regression remains alive, says Marco Mezzera. more  
Challenges of Pakistan’s Governance System
publication Marco Mezzera 18 October 2009
The most urgent need in Pakistan’s security and development is to establish a legitimate, effective and democratic state for the people, and this means listening to those who advocate a genuine reform of Pakistan’s governance system. more  

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