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    Notes internacionals CIDOB, núm. 2

    Notes internacionals CIDOB, núm. 2

    Pakistan: A Defining Moment?

    • Publisher:
    • CIDOB
    • Ejournal: Notes Internacionals CIDOB
    • Place of publication:  Barcelona , Spain
    • ISSN: 2013-4428
    • Place of publication:  Barcelona , Spain
    • Year: 2009
    • Month: April
    • Nº: 2

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    The Indian subcontinent is the focus of much international attention at present. While India goes to the polls in a massive polling effort spread over several weeks, Pakistan is confronting what maybe the worse crisis since the state was created 62 years ago. Recent developments in Pakistan’s northern Swat valley district may be key for the future of the region, and of the world’s stability as a whole. The worrying question is today: is Pakistan on the brink of a defining moment in its history, or will it once more re-emerge, phoenix-like, from the present political, economic and social crisis, as it has done countless times before?