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Prospects for Pakistan
Jonathan Paris

January 2010

Prospects for Pakistan
Jonathan Paris Legatum Institute

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Preface executive Summary Introduction Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Conclusion economy Civil-Military Issues Trends In Islamism The Future of Pashtun Nationalism The Future of The Pakistan Taliban The India-Pakistan Relationship China-Pakistan Relations US-Pakistan Relations 4 5 11 13 21 27 34 39 45 52 54 60


The author wishes to thank Stephen P. Cohen (Brookings Institute), Shuja Nawaz (Atlantic Council), Stephen Tankel (King’s College London) and Joshua White (SAIS) in Washington, Nigel Inkster (IISS), eric Kaufmann (Birkbeck) and Anatol Lieven (King’s College London and New America Foundation) in London, and David Washbrook at Trinity College, Cambridge, for their comments and for providing a helpful framework for understanding the coming challenges and opportunities for Pakistan. The author would especially like to extend his gratitude to William Inboden, Senior Vice President of Legatum Institute, who asked the author to prepare this Report, for patiently mentoring the author with supportive and critical feedback throughout these past 16 months, and to Claudia Schwartz, Research Assistant at Legatum, for helping turn the manuscript into a printed Report. Jonathan Paris1


Jonathan S. Paris is a London-based political analyst and Non-resident Senior Fellow with...
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