Malik, I.H (2016) Pashtun identity and geopolitics in Southwest Asia: Pakistan and Afghanistan since 9/11. Anthem, London. ISBN 9781783084944

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This book brings together Pakistan and Afghanistan as two inseparable entities by investigating areas such as the evolution and persistence of the Taliban, quest for Pashtun identity, the ambivalent status of the tribal region and the state of civic clusters on both sides. In addition to their relations with the United States and the EU, a due attention has been devoted to regional realties while looking at relations with India and China. The study explores vital disciplines of ethnography, history, Islamic studies, and international relations and benefits from a wide variety of source material. The volume takes into account the salient subjects including political Islam, nature and extent of violence since 9/11, failure of Western policies in the region, the Drone warfare, and the emergence of new regimes in Kabul, Islamabad and Delhi offering fresh opportunities as well as new threat perceptions.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Middle East studies, politics, international relations, public policy
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 09:59
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 13:51
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