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.

chapter 1|19 pages

Musharraf and Pakistan’s Crisis

ByAmin Saikal

chapter 6|25 pages

Pakistan’s Relations with Central Asia

ByC. Christine Fair

chapter 8|31 pages

Civil–Military Relations in Pakistan

ByMohammad Waseem