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 3|18 pages

Nuclear Issue: Current Developments and Future Challenges for Pakistan

ByPervaiz Iqbal Cheema

chapter 6|25 pages

Pakistan's Relations with Central Asia

ByC. Christine Fair

chapter 7|31 pages

The Spectre of Islamic Fundamentalism over Pakistan (1947-2007)

ByIshtiaq Ahmed

chapter 8|31 pages

Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan

ByMohammad Waseem

chapter 10|27 pages

Pakistan: Political Economy and Post-2000 Developments

ByImran Ali

chapter 12|22 pages

The Puzzle of Pakistan's Social Sector Development: Finally on Track?

ByS. Akbar Zaidi