1 October 2012


Dr Gareth Price

Senior Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme
Farzana Shaikh

Dr Farzana Shaikh

Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme

Mona Kanwal Sheikh


This DIIS/Chatham House report considers the interplay between regional tensions and Pakistan's internal conflicts. 

The report consists of an overview chapter focusing on the impacts of Afghanistan, China, Russia, India, Iran and Saudi Arabia on Pakistan’s major challenges: troubled borders, ethnic secessionism, the presence of foreign fighters and indigenous militancy, tensions over water and ideological battles. The subsequent chapters focus separately on selected provinces, administrative divisions and urban centres in Pakistan, namely: Balochistan, FATA, Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Gilgit–Baltistan, Punjab and Sindh.