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Afghanistan and Pakistan: The Question of Pashtun Nationalism?

Saikal, Amin


The Pashtun people that straddle Afghanistan and Pakistan are divided along family, clan and tribal lines, but constitute an ethnic-based nation in the classic sense of the term. Since the end of 2001, many of them find themselves subjected to intense efforts by the Afghan and Pakistani governments, backed by the US and many of its allies, to expunge the Pashtun-dominated radical Taliban Islamic movement from their midst. However, many Pashtuns now see themselves as squeezed in by adversarial...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs
DOI: 10.1080/13602001003650572


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