Past eventResearch Event

Pakistan: the Impact of Regional Rivalries

8 May 2012 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Chatham House, London



The provinces, administrative divisions and urban centres in Pakistan present a variety of specific challenges for Pakistan that have fuelled uncertainty among neighboring regional states. This growing uncertainty has intensified latent regional rivalries that have made Pakistan more vulnerable to conflict and militancy, and to interference by external regional powers.

This event will look at how competition between regional powers affects Pakistan’s internal conflicts and, in turn, how these regional power-plays affect Pakistan’s stability. The seminar will bring together key experts including policymakers, academics and journalists to explore the challenges faced by six regions of Pakistan – FATA, Baluchistan, Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, South Punjab and urban Sindh.

This event is being jointly hosted with the Danish Institute of International Studies.