The Pashtun Question: The Key to Peace in Afghanistan and Pakistan?
Abubakar Siddique, Journalist and Author
Chair: Dr Farzana Shaikh, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
The speaker will argue that the failure, or even unwillingness, of both Afghanistan and Pakistan to absorb the Pashtuns into their state structures has been a central factor in the rise of the Taliban and Islamic extremism throughout the region. Consequentially, solving the Pashtun question will be key to building stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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