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Title Pakistan's enduring challenges / edited by C. Christine Fair and Sarah J. Watson
Edition First edition
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (344 pages)
Contents Introduction: Pakistan's enduring challenges / C. Christine Fair and Sarah J. Watson -- Part I. Security Challenges -- Pakistani militancy in the shadow of the U.S. withdrawal / Stephen Tankel -- A cooperative jihad? The religious logic of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and the limits of pan-Sunni cooperation in Pakistan / Joshua T. White -- The future of the American drone program in Pakistan / Sarah J. Watson and C. Christine Fair -- The safety and security of the Pakistani nuclear arsenal / Christopher Clary -- Part II. Domestic Political and Economic Issues -- Democracy on the leash in Pakistan / C. Christine Fair -- New media in Naya Pakistan: technologies of transformation or control? / Huma Yusuf -- Pakistan's self-inflicted economic crises / Feisal Khan -- Part III. Foreign Relations -- America and Pakistan after 2014: toward strategic breathing space / Paul Staniland -- Partner or enemy? The sources of attitudes toward the United States in Pakistan / Karl Kaltenthaler and William J. Miller -- Friends of last resort: Pakistan's relations with China and Saudi Arabia / Aparna Pande -- Violent nonstate actors in the Afghanistan-Pakistan relationship: historical context and future prospects / Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Tara Vassefi
Summary From the start of the U.S. war in Afghanistan in 2001 to the withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2014, Pakistan's military cooperation was critical to the United States. Yet Pakistani politics remain a source of anxiety for American policymakers. Despite some progress toward democratic consolidation over the last ten years, Pakistan's military still asserts power over the country's elected government. Pakistan's western regions remain largely ungoverned and home to the last remnants of al-Qaeda's original leadership as well as multiple militant groups that have declared war on the Pakistani state. The country's economy is in shambles, and continuing tensions with India endanger efforts to bring a durable peace to a region haunted by the distant threat of nuclear war. 'Pakistan's enduring challenges' surveys the political and economic landscape of Pakistan in the wake of U.S. military withdrawal
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Democracy -- Pakistan -- 21st century.
Internal security -- Pakistan -- 21st century.
Military assistance, American -- Pakistan -- 21st century.
Political stability -- Pakistan -- 21st century.
Religious militants -- Pakistan -- 21st century.
Pakistan -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Pakistan -- Foreign relations -- 21st century.
Pakistan -- Military relations -- United States.
Pakistan -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
United States -- Military relations -- Pakistan.
Form Electronic book
Author Fair, C. Christine.
Watson, Sarah J.
ISBN 0812290968 (electronic bk.)
9780812290967 (electronic bk.)