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Afghanistan and Pakistan: Conflict, Extremism, and Resistance to Modernity

by Riaz Mohammad Khan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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This book surveys the conflict in Afghanistan from Pakistan’s point of view and analyses the roots of that country’s ambiguous policy—supporting the United States on one hand, and showing empathy for the Afghan Taliban on the other. The author, a former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, considers a broad range of events and interweaves his own experiences and perspectives into the larger narrative of the Afghanistan–Pakistan relationship. Beginning with the departure of Soviet troops in 1989—and especially since the NATO invasion—Riaz Mohammad Khan examines the developments in Afghanistan and surveys the interests of external powers both there and in Pakistan. He discusses the rise of extremism and religious militancy in Pakistan and its links with ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan. Ultimately, Khan argues, Pakistan reveals a deep confusion in its public discourse on issues of modernity and the challenges the country faces, an intellectual crisis that Pakistan must address to secure the country’s survival, progress, and constructive role in the region.

Details of the book

Book :
Afghanistan and Pakistan: Conflict, Extremism, and Resistance to Modernity
Book ID :
27153
Author :
Riaz Mohammad Khan
ISBN 13 :
9780198073840
Year of Publication :
2011
Publisher :
Oxford University Press
Binding :
Hardcover
Pages :
386
Weight :
1 kg

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