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Week Five at Chautauqua focuses on Pakistan

"Pakistan: Straddling the Boundary between Asia and the Middle East" examines its history, development and struggles

July 21, 2012

CHAUTAUQUA Relatively young but a nuclear power, The Islamic Republic of Pakistan has a short history defined by political instability and tumultuous relationships with Afghanistan and India. With the world's second-largest Muslim population, Pakistan occupies a strategic geopolitical position between Asia and the Middle East. Beginning on Monday, expert lecturers discuss Pakistan's history, development into a semi-industrial nation and constant struggle of defining itself as a nation, created for Muslims, that isn't a religious state.



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