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The perils of Pervez

On 6 October, Pakistan, a nuclear power of over 160 million people riven by political and religious passions, goes to polls. At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 3 October, Whit Mason provided a preview of the elections and the challenges faced by incumbent President Pervez Musharraf, examining what is at stake in this strategically critical country.

Whit Mason is a writer and consultant on international affairs, who recently returned from Pakistan following a year-long assignment with USAID. Together with Lowy Institute Program Director Anthony Bubalo and ANU Indonesia specialist, Dr Greg Fealy, Whit is currently writing a new Lowy Institute Paper exploring the relationship between Islamism and democracy.

 

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