Past event

Research Event

Pakistan: the Impact of Regional Rivalries

Chatham House, London

Asia Programme, Pakistan

Event documents

Meeting Summary: Pakistan: The Impact of Regional Rivalries
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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.