Pakistan

Pakistan, the world’s second-largest Muslim nation, borders Afghanistan, Iran, India, and China and is a key player in Middle East and Asian relations due to its geography and complex history. RAND research has explored the forces shaping the development of Pakistan’s economic and political systems, its nuclear imperative, the role of local Islamic fundamentalist groups in global terrorism, and the effect of U.S. military policy and foreign aid to Pakistan on regional counterterrorism efforts.

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    Review of [Pakistan's] [Development : Social Goals and] [Private Incentives].

    Gustav Papanek, in his vigorous chronicle of Pakistan's economic development, uses Pakistan's experience to question many concepts in the development literature and to find ample evidence that destroys some of the shibboleths about traditional societ...

    Jan 1, 1968

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    Review of ''Changing Patterns of Administration in Rural East Pakistan''

    This book, written by Elliot Tepper and published by the Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University, is a clear and sensitive study in historical perspective of those eastern and northern districts of Bengal that became Pakistan in 1947.

    Jan 1, 1967

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    Review of [Friends Not Masters:] [A Political Autobiography.]

    In the reviewer's opinion, this autobiography of Mohammed Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan, is an engaging, exhortative, and passionate statement of the way he sees himself, his enemies, and Pakistan's future. The central thesis is that the coup d'e...

    Jan 1, 1967

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    Review of The Emergence of Pakistan.

    This is the most important memoir yet written by a member of the generation of Indian Muslims who created Pakistan. Though mainly about the years 1946-48, the last two chapters deal with economics, financial, administrative, and political problems. ...

    Jan 1, 1967

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    Review of The Indus Rivers : A Study of the Effects of Partition.

    In his book, [The Indus Rivers], Aloys Arthur Michel has presented a comprehensive and definitive study of the problems of the Indus rivers basin. Particularly noteworthy are Michel's documentation of Pakistan's intractable bargaining position on the...

    Jan 1, 1967

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    Review of [The Political System of Pakistan].

    This is a thorough, well-argued, and thoughtful portrayal of Pakistan's political history and evolution, a balanced narrative full of original data. The selected bibliography is one of the best in the field. Khalid Bin Sayeed, Professor of Governmen...

    Jan 1, 1967

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    Michelle Grisé

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in history, Yale University; J.D. in law, University of Michigan; B.A. in history, University of Chicago