Dr. Dorothée Vandamme (University of Louvain) speaking during EFSAS Side-event at the 42nd Session of UNHRC
Dr. Dorothée Vandamme, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Louvain, Centre for the Study of Crises and International Conflicts, the Genesys Network and EFSAS Research Fellow, discussed Pakistan’s terrorist financing apparatus and its implications for South Asia. She highlighted the strong connection between Pakistan’s military establishment and terrorist activity worldwide, arguing that the Pakistani Army often benefits from supporting violent insurgencies while it expresses sympathy for their cause, ultimately perpetuating a vicious cycle where the two parties feed off each other. The presence of extremist elements in the military was one prominent example, which illustrated this perilous confluence.
Dr. Dorothée Vandamme (University of Louvain) speaking during EFSAS Side-event at the 42nd Session of the UNHRC