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Pakistan After the Peshawar Attack

Chatham House, London


Dr Ayesha Siddiqa, Charles Wallace Fellow, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
Chair: Dr Gareth Price, Senior Research Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House


The speaker will argue that, following the 2014 Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan is in a process of re-defining itself - both in terms of its role in the war on terror and its politics. The country appears to be following a more robust policy in fighting the menace of terrorism, which may require it to re-define civil-military relations. These are significant changes, which the speaker will critically examine.