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Pakistan in Crisis: A Report from the North West Frontier Province


On 6 November Prof. Anatol Lieven, Chair of International Relations and Terrorism Studies at King’s College London, spoke at ICSR. Having recently returned from a six week visit to Pakistan in order to conduct research for his upcoming book, Lieven talked about his experiences and observations concerning the current situation in the North West Frontier Province and the Federally Administered Tribal Area. Lieven explained that the Taliban and other radical Islamists play a growing role in providing social services to the poor which, despite government crackdowns, has further increased their support and successful recruitment in Pakistan.