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Member's Event: FRONTLINE PAKISTAN: The Struggle with Militant Islam
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FRONTLINE PAKISTAN: The Struggle with Militant Islam
Zahid Hussain, Pakistan Correspondent for The Times (London), The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek
The Institute is pleased to announce that Zahid Hussain will lecture at the Institute to mark the forthcoming release of his forthcoming book, Frontline Pakistan (I.B. Tauris, 2007). Based on exclusive interviews with key players and grassroots radicals, Zahid Hussain exposes the threads of Pakistan's complex political power web and the consequences of President Musharraf's decision to support the US-led ‘War on Terror’. He recounts the origins and nature of the Jihadi movement in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the long-standing and often denied links between militants and Pakistani authorities, the weaknesses of successive elected governments, and the challenges to President Musharraf's authority posed by politico-religious, sectarian, and civil society elements within the country.
Zahid Hussain was born in Pakistan and has lived there all his life. He is on familiar terms with President Musharraf, Jihadist groups and key personnel at the Pakistan’s intelligence services, ISI. Ultimately, he is best placed to answer questions thrown up by the US National Intelligence Director John Negroponte's report identifying Pakistan as the new "haven" of Al Qaeda.
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