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The new chapter in Afghanistan-Pakistan relations that will be written now will not be without its history, without national and regional frameworks, without continuities and discontinuities. Therefore, it is important and even urgent to rethink the past, current, and future relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan, if we want this new chapter to be less confrontational and harmful than some of the preceding ones. And in this regard the book in your hand, “Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations: Pitfalls and the Way Forward”, is highly relevant, and a very important contribution. This book has been edited by two eminent Pakistani academics, Dr. Huma Baqai from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi and Dr. Nausheen Wais from the University of Karachi. They have brought together experts from Pakistan and Afghanistan in this field, for this important publication.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface: Rethinking Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations- Jochen Hippler
  2. Introduction- Huma Baqai and Nausheen Wasi
  3. Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations: Emergence of New Nation States and the Search for Identity- Hameed Hakimi and Zalmai Nishat
  4. Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations: Towards a New Horizon- Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry
  5. Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations- Bettina Robotka
  6. Governance, Nation-ness and Nationality in Afghanistan- Omar Sharifi
  7. Cultural, Religious and Economic Integration: Future of Afghanistan-Pakistan Relations- Ali Maisam Nazari
  8. Pakistan-Afghanistan Economic Relations: Basis for Cooperation- Vaqar Ahmed
  9. Proxy Politics – Working Towards Dead End- Mushtaq Muhammad Rahim
  10. Politics of Proxy Wars and Terrorism- Rahimullah Yusufza
  11. Afghanistan Peace Process: Missed Opportunities- Maleeha Lodhi
  12. Afghanistan Peace Talks: Envisioning a Political Settlement- Shabnum Nasimi
  13. Afghanistan Peace Process and Involvement of Outside Powers- Zahid Hussain
  14. Conflict Management Mechanisms in Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations- Moonis Ahmar
  15. Chronology of Afghanistan Conflict & Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations 2001 to 2021- Wajahat Rehan

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School of Economics and Social Sciences (SESS)


Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts

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Author Affiliation

  • Dr. Huma Baqai is Associate Professor at School of Economics and Social Sciences, IBA, Karachi
  • Dr. Nausheen Wasi is Visiting Faculty at School of Economics and Social Sciences, IBA, Karachi

Pakistan-Afghanistan relations: pitfalls and the way forward