Islamic Fundamentalism in Pakistan. Its Characters and Prospects
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This report is one of a series of four analyzing Islamic fundamentalism in the Northern Tier countries-Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. These will be followed by an integrative study seeking to establish common patterns and characteristics in the experience of all those states with fundamentalism. The purpose of the studies is to examine the phenomenon of Islamic fundamentalism its origins, historical basis, and its relationship to the political, economic, and social institutions of each country. The studies attempt to answer a series of specific operational and policy questions regarding the likely character of fundamentalist policies in those countries- excluding Iran, which is already a fundamentalist regime-if Islamic radicals were to come to power. The role of Iranian influence is also examined in each of the countries. The studies lastly examine the implications for U.S. policy and the possible options the United States has in shaping its relations with those countries in the future.
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