Pakistan’s Counter-terrorism strategy and its Implications for domestic, regional and international security

Working paper de Naeem Ahmed

The paper critically examines Pakistan's counterterrorism strategy, which it adopted after the 9/11 incident, by arguing that it has proved ineffective and counter-productive to uproot the terrorist network of Pakistan-based militant Jihadi and extremist groups, which also have links with Al-Qaeda. In this respect, the paper, besides defining and assessing Pakistan's counterterrorism strategy, also analyzes various factors which have contributed to the inefficacy of the country's counterterrorism strategy. Moreover, the paper also analyzes implications of the ineffectiveness of Pakistan's counterterrorism strategy for domestic, regional and international security. In the concluding analysis, the paper emphasizes upon the need of formulating an effective counterterrorism strategy of Pakistan.

The author

Naeem Ahmed is an Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, Pakistan. Ahmed did his Ph.D. in 2007 and his dissertation topic was: “State, Society and Terrorism: A Case Study of Pakistan after September 11”. Ahmed has also been a recipient of Fulbright Pre-Doc scholarship at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, in the year 2003. He has several
research publications on his credit both in national and international research journals. His field of research is religious extremism and terrorism with particular reference to Pakistan. He is the Editor of Pakistan Journal of International Relations (PJIR).

The text

This text was written in october 2013, in the frame of a Fernand Braudel IFER postdoctoral fellowships in Paris.

Reference

Naeem Ahmed. Pakistan’s Counter-terrorism strategy and its Implications for domestic, regional and international security. FMSH-WP-2014-59.2014.<halshs-00937552>

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