Dr. Hassan Abbas is Professor of International Security Studies at the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University in Washington DC. He is also a Senior Advisor at the Asia Society in New York.
Introduction Pakistan, a nuclear-armed country with 180 million people, is struggling against a host of complex problems. It inherited some of these in 1947 — like poor industrial and government infrastructure, inadequate educational facilities1 and insecurity vis-à-vis an entrenched rivalry with India—while many of its other troubles are largely self-inflicted. Among this second category, politicalREAD MORE