Afghanistan and Pakistan: Conflict and Resistance to Modernity

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Asia Program
The story of Afghanistan resembles a Greek tragedy, says Riaz Mohammad Khan. There is "no dearth of good intentions," but "overall a history of failures." For decades, the country has been beset by violent conflict, much of it driven by foreign interventions, internecine fighting, and religious militancy. This strife has had a major impact in neighboring Pakistan, a troubled state in its own right. Khan, the Woodrow Wilson Center's current Pakistan Scholar, is writing a book that chronicles the effects of the Afghan conflict on Pakistan, with particular emphasis on the toll it has taken on societal development and progress. He addressed this topic at a July 23 presentation organized by the Asia Program and co-sponsored by the Middle East Program.

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Riaz Mohammad Khan


akhil999in says:

Reason of emotion rousing and counter rational policies of well educated, professional and rational policy makers in Third World is the huge uneducated populations whom they seek to herd together. A leader like Adolf Hitler implementing Holocaust on all the Third World uneducated people would probably change the policies of these countries into modern nearly Western ones.

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