Pakistan is at currently at the centre of regional and global geo-strategic issues as a frontline state in the global war on terrorism. It is seeking to project itself as a modern Islamic state that can engage both the Islamic bloc and the western world in the post 9/11 era. This book addresses some questions under the broad rubric of International Relations and Security. It focuses on four themes: Pakistan and global security; Pakistan’s international relations; politics and identity in Pakistan; and economic development of Pakistan. Leading international experts have contributed articles within the framework of these themes.
Introduction by Rajshree Jetly 1. Pakistan in Regional and Global Politics by Amin Saikal 2. Global Terrorism: U.S. Policy After 9/11 and its Impact on the Domestic Politics and Foreign Relations of Pakistan by Selig S. Harrison 3. Nuclear Issues, Current Developments and Future Challenges for Pakistan by Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema 4. Managing Ambivalence: Pakistan’s Relations with the United States and China Since 2001 by Kanti Bajpai 5. The Progress of Détente in India-Pakistan Relations: New Chapter or Strategic Charade? by Robert G. Wirsing 6. Pakistan’s Relations with Central Asia by C. Christine Fair 7. The Spectre of Islamic Fundamentalism over Pakistan (1947-2007) by Ishtiaq Ahmed 8. Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan by Mohammad Waseem 9. Resurgence of the Baluch Movement in Pakistan: Emerging Perspectives and Challenges by Rajshree Jetly 10. Pakistan: Political Economy and Post-2000 Developments by Imran Ali 11. Analyzing Pakistan’s Economic Prospects in an Increasingly Integrated World: External Constraints on Sustainable Growth by Arslan Razmi 12. The Puzzle of Pakistan’s Social Sector Development: Finally on Track? by S. Akbar Zaidi Index