Pakistan and the War Against Terrorism in Afghanistan: Choices, Pragmatism and the Decision

Ijaz Khan
December 2004
Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations;Winter2004, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p120
Academic Journal
This article focuses on war against terrorism in Pakistan. Terrorist attacks against U.S. on September 11 2001 and the U.S. response to it, suddenly changed the geopolitical situation of South and Central Asia. Pakistan located at the crossroads of these two regions was affected profoundly. Pakistan had to take a fundamental foreign Policy decision. The War against Terrorism, with full Pakistani support including the permission to use its territory, has resulted in a government in Afghanistan, dominated by forces considered not friendly to Pakistan.


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