Fighting Militants in Pakistan: Who Is In Charge?
James, Michael Dorsey
Date of Issue2016
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
A lethal attack on a Pakistani police academy in Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan, highlights the country’s power struggle over policy towards militant Saudi-backed Islamist groups nurtured by the Pakistan military and intelligence service. It also spotlights China’s willingness to accommodate Pakistani ambivalence towards militants.
Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
RSIS Commentaries, 268-16
Nanyang Technological University