Pakistan Jihat

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IPRI Journal IX, no.2 (Summer 2009): 17-31


Dr Eamon Murphy is Professor of History and International Relations, Division of Humanities, at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, Australia. Dr Ahmad Rashid Malik is Research Fellow, Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), Islamabad, Pakistan.

The article written by Dr Eamon Murphy & Dr Ahmad Rashid Malik is focusing on the widespread speculation that religious extremists due to which Pakistan has also become an epicenter of radical Islamic ideology and its terrorist adherents. Elements of Al-Qaeda and militant Islamic Organizations across the globe are thought to be attracted to it, so combating religious Terrorism, therefore, is a central issue in Pakistan’s relations with the United States of America and other leading players. This issue is a recent one which had gained a lot of popularity. The jargon used in this article is pretty understandable and it is quite interesting to know different aspects relating to the widespread extremism in the name of jihad.

Author has focused on a remarkable new development in global nuclear affairs took place when the United States Congress ratified unprecedented Indo-US nuclear deal and President Bush signed it on 8th October. This deal will have serious national, regional, and international consequences. It will give a tremendous boost to India’s existing nuclear infrastructure through direct foreign investment which will increase India’s capacity for power generation and will also improve, qualitatively and quantitatively, its nuclear arsenal. In Washington’s view, this deal is favorable to America’s commercial interests within the nuclear industry.

In the South Asia context Author goes on saying...
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