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15 February 2008

The Geopolitical Importance of Pakistan

A Country Caught between the Threat of "Talibanisation" and the Return to Democracy

This paper discusses Pakistan's geopolitical importance for South and Central Asia. The author analyzes several threats in the region that involve the country such as the Kashimr conflict, the insurgency in Afghanistan and examines the risk of internal state collapse and the subsequent dangers of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal. The paper concludes that the country is at a crossroad between a return to democracy and "Talibanization."

© 2008 Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW), Heinrich Kreft

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