Pakistan Affair

Pakistan Affairs

Pakistan Affair Syllabus

I. Ideology of Pakistan in Pakistan Affair —-definition and elucidation, historical aspects: Muslim rule in the Sub-Continent, its downfall and efforts for Renaissance. Movements for reforms– Shaikh Ahmad Sarhindi, Shah Waliullah, Sayyid Ahmad Shaheed,  Aligarh, Deoband, Nadwah, and other educational institutions——-Sindh  Madrassah and Islamia College Peshawar. Ideology of Pakistan in the light of  Speeches and statements of Allama Iqbal and Quaid- i Azam Muhammad Ali  Jinnah. 

II. Land and people of Pakistan in Pakistan Affair——- Geography, Society, Natural resources,  Agriculture, Industry and education with reference to characteristics, trends and problems. 

III. Pakistan Affair and Changing Regional Apparatus 

IV. Nuclear Program of Pakistan, its Safety and Security; International Concerns V. Regional Cooperation Organizations (SAARC,ECO,SCO) and the Role of Pakistan VI. Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan 

VII. Economic Challenges in Pakistan 

VIII. Non-Traditional Security Threats in Pakistan: Role of Non-State Actors IX. Pakistan’s Role in the Region 

X. The Palestine Issue 

XI. Changing Security Dynamics for Pakistan: Challenges to National Security of  Pakistan 

XII. Political Evolution Since 1971 

XIII. Pakistan and US War on Terror 

XIV. Foreign Policy of Pakistan Post 9/11 

XV. Evolution of Democratic System in Pakistan 

XVI. Ethnic Issues and National Integration 

XVII. Hydro Politics ; Water Issues in Domestic and Regional Context  XVIII. Pakistan’s National Interest 

XIX. Challenges to Sovereignty 

XX. Pakistan’s Energy Problems and their Effects 

XXI. Pakistan’s Relations with Neighbors excluding India 

XXII. Pakistan and India Relations Since 1947 

XXIII. The Kashmir Issue 

XXIV. The war in Afghanistan since 1979 and its impact on, and challenges to Pakistan in the Post 2014 era.  

XXV. Proxy Wars: Role of External Elements

XXVI. Economic Conditions of Pakistan, the Most Recent Economic Survey, the Previous and Current Budgets, and the Problems and Performance of Major Sectors of  Economy. 

XXVII. The Recent Constitutional and Legal Debates, the Latest Constitutional  Amendments and Important Legislations, Legal Cases and the Role of Higher  Courts. 

XXVIII. The Prevailing Social Problems of Pakistan and the Strategies to Deal with Them,  Poverty, Education, Health and Sanitation. 

Suggested Reading For Pakistan Affair

S.No. Title Author 
1. Federalism and Ethnic Conflict  Regulation in India and Pakistan.Adeney, Katharine. , New York: Palgrave  Macmillan, 2007.
2. Labor, Democratization and  Development in India and Pakistan.Candland, Christopher,  New York: Routledge, 2007.
3. Perception, Politics and Security in  South Asia: The Compound Crisis in  1990.Chari, P.R. at al, New York: Routledge,  2003.
4. The Future of Pakistan. Cohen Stephen P. et al. Washington:  Brookings Institute Press, 2011. 
5. Frontline Pakistan: The Struggle with  Militant Islam. Hussian, Zahid. New York: I.B.Tauris,  2007.
6. Modern South Asia: History, Culture,  Political Economy. Jalal, Aisha and Bose, Sugata. New York: Routledge, 1998.
7. Democracy and Authoritarianism in South  Asia. Jalal, Aisha, Cambridge: Cambridge  University Press, 1995.
8. Conflict Between India and Pakistan: an  Encyclopedia. Lyon, Peter. California: ABC-CLIO,  2008.
9. Back to Pakistan: A Fifty Year Journey. Mass, Leslie Noyes. Plymouth: Rowman  & Littlefield Publishers, 2011.
10. Judging the State: Courts and  Constitutional Politics in Pakistan.Newberg, Paula R. Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1995.
11. Pakistan: Manifest Destiny. Qureshi, Atiff. London: Epic Press, 2009.
12. Pakistan, America, and the Future of  Global Jihad.Riedel, Bruce. Deadly Embrace:  Washington: Brookings Institute Press,  2011. 
13. Kashmir in Conflict: India, Pakistan and the Unending War.Schofield, Victoria.  New York: I.B.Tauria, 2003.
14. Islamic Law and the Law of Armed  Conflict: The Armed Conflict in  Pakistan. Shah, Niaz A. New York: Routledge,  2011.
15. Making Sense of Pakistan. Shaikh, Farzana. New York: Colombia  University Press, 2009.
16. A Brief History of Pakistan. Wynbrandt, James.  New York: Infobase Publishing, 2009.
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17. Powering Pakistan: Meetings Pakistan  Energy Needs in 21st CenturyRobert M. Hathaway and Michael  Gugelman
18. Pakistan’s Energy Sector: From Crisis to  Crisis-Breaking the ChainZaid Alahdad
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