Pakistan on the Brink: Politics, Economics, and Society

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Craig Baxter
Lexington Books, 2004 - History - 244 pages
To keep pace with its heavier stake in world affairs, Pakistan has had to significantly reform its foreign and domestic policy. On September 11th, 2001, Pakistan's entire world picture changed irrevocably. Suddenly a strong ally of the United States, Pakistan quickly dismantled the Taliban position within its own borders and aided the United States in attacking the Taliban government in Afghanistan. In Pakistan on the Brink, historian Craig Baxter and a team of specialists explore this U.S.-Pakistani relationship with great dexterity. This collection of essays scrutinizes many aspects of Pakistan's foreign policy, including its evolving relations with the United States, India, and Afghanistan. Essential to understanding Pakistan's foreign relations is a focus on Pakistan's domestic policies. The contributing scholars deftly analyze the following domestic aspects: Pakistan's developing economy, controversial election process, education system, and local government. Pakistan on the Brink is an imperative source for scholars of South Asia, Pakistan, and political science.

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Craig Baxter is Professor Emeritus of Politics and History at Juniata College. He was a Foreign Service officer with assignments in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh and Visiting Professor of Social Sciences at West Point. He served as president of the American Institute of Pakistan Studies, 1993-1999.

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