By Seth G. Jones

Pakistan has undertaken a couple of operations opposed to militant teams when you consider that 2001. there were a few successes, yet such teams as al Qa1ida proceed to offer an important risk to Pakistan, the USA, and different nations. Pakistan must determine a population-centric counterinsurgency that larger protects the neighborhood inhabitants and addresses grievances. It should also abandon militancy as a device of overseas and family coverage.

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64 Mariam Abou Zahab and Olivier Roy, Islamist Networks: The Afghan-Pakistan Connection, London: C. ” 65 Since the onset of sanguinary sectarian violence in Iraq and Iran’s 2006 victory in Lebanon, it is possible that Iran may once again have become involved in inciting anti-Sunni violence in Pakistan. Indeed, sectarian violence increased sharply in Pakistan in 2007 from 2006 and previous years. However, anti-Shia militias perpetrated the overwhelming majority of these attacks. Thus, allegations about Iran’s involvement so far lack empirical support.

Kapur, Dangerous Deterrent: Nuclear Weapons Proliferation and Conflict in South Asia, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007; C. : Cambridge University Press, December 2009. 51 For a discussion of proponents of this view, see Neil Joeck, Maintaining Nuclear Stability, New York: Oxford University Press for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Adelphi Paper, 0567-932X, 1997. : Cornell University Press, 1989. 53 Kargil underscored the importance of nuclear weapons for Pakistan’s strategy in Kashmir and India and illustrated the destabilizing aspects of nuclearization of the subcontinent.

The remainder of this chapter is divided into four sections, followed by our conclusions. The first examines Pakistan’s historical use of militant groups. The second section explains the ways in which nuclearization enabled Pakistan to expand the jihad deeper into India and other countries, including Afghanistan. S. policy that aims to curb Pakistan’s use of militant groups will likely contend with the nuclear umbrella. The fourth describes the militant landscape in Pakistan and the connections that exist among different groups.

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