Global Security Watch—Pakistan

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ABC-CLIO, May 26, 2011 - Political Science - 211 pages

In recent years Pakistan has emerged as a major security concern for the United States. The acts of terrorism that originate in Pakistan and its culture of extremism cause serious apprehension for the international community as well. Pakistan's ability to combat extremism within its borders and its policy towards Afghanistan will also play a large role in determining the success of U.S. military actions in Afghanistan. This volume will be the first to deal with a variety of emerging security issues of the country and their regional and international implications.

This volume examines the issues of utmost importance for Pakistan's stability and strategic balance, and explains their significance from the global perspective. Each chapter in this book addresses specific security challenges of Pakistan, both domestic and international.

 

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Contents

Strategic Concerns of Pakistan An Overview
1
Pakistans Strategic Location
23
Domestic Security Issues Challenges of Building Stable Institutions
49
Balochistan Tribes Issues and Discontentment
81
Pakistan under Siege Extremism Militancy and the Emergence of Terror Groups
119
War for South Waziristan
143
A Triangle of Security Concerns Pakistan the United States and Afghanistan
169
Chronology
193
Bibliography
197
Index
203
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Syed Farooq Hasnat is adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC.

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