Pakistan's Enduring Challenges

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C. Christine Fair, Sarah J. Watson
University of Pennsylvania Press, Feb 18, 2015 - History - 310 pages
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'Pakistan's Enduring Challenges' surveys the political and economic landscape of Pakistan in the wake of U.S. military withdrawal. Experts in the domestic and international affairs of the region consider the country's prospects from a variety of angles, including security issues and nuclear posture, relations with Afghanistan, India and the United States, Pakistan's Islamist movements, and the CIA's use of drone warfare in Pakistan's tribal areas. This timely volume offers a concise, accessible and expert guide to the currents that will shape the country's future.
 

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Contents

Pakistans Enduring Challenges
1
Pakistani Militancy in the Shadow of the U S Withdrawal
27
A Cooperative Jihad? The Religious Logic of Hafiz Muhammad
55
The Future of the American Drone Program in Pakistan
72
The Safety and Security of the Pakistani Nuclear Arsenal
98
Democracy on the Leash in Pakistan
131
Technologies
156
Pakistans SelfInflicted Economic Crises
178
Toward Strategic
205
Partner or Enemy? The Sources of Attitudes
227
Pakistans Relations
256
Violent Nonstate Actors in the AfghanistanPakistan
278
List of Contributors
297
Index
303
Acknowledgments
311
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C. Christine Fair teaches in the Department of Peace and Security Studies in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is author of several books, including The Madrassah Challenge: Militancy and Religious Education in Pakistan. Sarah J. Watson is Intelligence Research Specialist for the Counterterrorism Bureau of the New York City Police Department.

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