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2015: Pakistan’s year of mixed fortunes

Mahmud Ali, S. (2016) 2015: Pakistan’s year of mixed fortunes. South Asia @ LSE (18 Jan 2016). Website.

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S. Mahmud Ali looks back on what proved to be a turbulent and often difficult year for Pakistan. Renewed Islamist violence shook the civilian government’s authority, tensions with India rumbled on, and Islamabad’s Afghan policy was coloured by profound insecurity. The year was not without its positives, most notably Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit which was coupled with promises of substantial investment. However, as 2016 gets under way it remains to be seen whether Pakistan can prevent the multiple threats it faces from escalating.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 13:40
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:43

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