Pakistan’s twin interrelated challenges : economic development and security

Rakisits, Claude Georges Pierre 2012, Pakistan’s twin interrelated challenges : economic development and security, Australian journal of international affairs, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 139-154.

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Title Pakistan’s twin interrelated challenges : economic development and security
Author(s) Rakisits, Claude Georges Pierre
Journal name Australian journal of international affairs
Volume number 66
Issue number 2
Start page 139
End page 154
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2012-04
ISSN 1035-7718
1465-332X
Keyword(s) Pakistan
security
Taliban
Summary The 2010 devastating floods in Pakistan have starkly reminded the world of the two critical, interrelated challenges confronting Pakistan: economic development and security. And whilst the Pakistan government's capacity to deal with these two issues before the flood was already shaky at best, its position now is even more precarious given the enormity of the task of rebuilding the infrastructure that has been destroyed in this latest natural disaster. Nuclear-armed Pakistan is a large and strategically important country, critically located on one of the world's most important geopolitical crossroads. It is a pivotal player in a region—covering the Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia—which has much potential, but which also has unresolved conflicts and various degrees of instability. Accordingly, because Pakistan is so important to the stability of the region and the world at large, it is vital that it be able to address successfully these twin challenges.
Language eng
Field of Research 160607 International Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940399 International Relations not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Australian Institute of International Affairs
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30043856

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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