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Pakistan: prospects and perils

What's in store for Pakistan? Anatol Lieven forecasts. Listen now
21 November 2007

Last week, the first of a series of terrorism.openDemocracy-sponsored seminars focused on the timely subject of Pakistan. Anatol Lieven delivered opening remarks, outlining a few of the scenarios facing the country as it endures emergency rule under General Pervez Musharraf. In this excerpt, Lieven argues that while there is little chance of an Iran-style Islamic revolution in the country, a truly democratic Pakistan remains a very remote possibility.

For a provocative, detailed discussion of the internal dynamics of Pakistani politics, click on the play button above.

Read all the latest analysis of the crisis in Pakistan on openDemocracy, with articles by Shaun Gregory, Irfan Hussain, and Ayesha Siddiqua.

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Ryerson University’s Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration and openDemocracy have teamed up to host this free live discussion on 15 April at 5pm UK time/12pm EDT.

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Ana Beduschi Associate professor of law, University of Exeter

Hilary Evans Cameron Assistant professor, faculty of law, Ryerson University

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Chair: Lucia Nalbandian Researcher, CERC Migration, Ryerson University

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