Reading List: Pakistan, Then and Now

Georgetown University professor and political scientist C. Christine Fair poses for a photo outside.
C. Christine Fair will speak at the 9/11 Memorial Museum on April 18, 2018.

America has long relied on Pakistan for military and intelligence support in the War on Terror, but relations have grown increasingly frayed and may be approaching an open break. What could this mean for continuing American military operations in the region?

Wednesday night at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, C. Christine Fair of Georgetown University will discuss in a public program whether there is still a mutual basis for American–Pakistani cooperation. Because this issue has only grown in complexity, Fair compiled a reading list for those interested in learning more about Pakistan.


C. Christine Fair, Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army's Way of War, 2014

M. Hanif, The Case of Exploding Mangoes, 2009

Husain Haqqani, Magnificent Delusions, 2015

Gary J. Bass, The Blood Telegram, 2014


C. Christine Fair, “Pakistan's Deadly Grip on Afghanistan,” Current History, 2017

C. Christine Fair and Sumit Ganguly, “Five Dangerous Myths about Pakistan,” The Washington Quarterly, 2015

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