Pakistan at the Crossroads: Domestic Dynamics and External Pressures


In Pakistan at the Crossroads top international scholars assess Pakistan s politics economics and the challenges faced by its civil and military leaders domestically and diplomatically. Contributors examine the state s handling of internal threats tensions between civilians and the military strategies of political parties police and law enforcement reform trends in judicial activism the rise of border conflicts economic challenges financial entanglements with foreign powers and diplomatic relations with India China Iran Saudi Arabia Afghanistan and the United States.

Author: Christophe Jaffrelot
ISBN: 9788184007824
Binding: Hardback, 368, Pages
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In addition to ethnic strife in Baluchistan and Karachi terrorist violence in Pakistan in response to the American-led military intervention in Afghanistan and in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas by means of drones has reached an unprecedented level. Growing consensus among state leaders predicts that the nation s main security threats may come not from India but from its spiralling internal conflicts though this realization may not sufficiently dissuade the Pakistani Army from targeting the country s largest neighbour. This volume is critical to grasping the sophisticated interplay of internal and external forces complicating the country s recent trajectory. About the AuthorChristophe Jaffrelot is research director at the Centre d Etudes et de Recherches Internationales CERI and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS . He teaches South Asian politics at Sciences Po Paris and King s College London . His books include The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics 1925 to 1990s 1999 Pakistan Nationalism Without a Nation? 2002 A History of Pakistan and Its Origins 2004 and The Pakistan Paradox Instability and Resilience 2015 .

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Weight 0.60 kg
Dimensions 22.4 × 14.3 × 2.9 cm