A mini-war is going on between the military and ethnic nationalists in Balochistan, Pakistan's territorially largest province. The military claims that violence is the result of tribal chiefs' opposition to the Pakistani government's development projects, whereas the militants believe that the Punjabi-dominated military is colonizing their land and exploiting its resources. This article argues that the violence is unlikely to subside, absent a comprehensive change in the government's approach to the conflict.
Renewed Ethnonationalist Insurgency in Balochistan, Pakistan: The Militarized State and Continuing Economic Deprivation
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Adeel Khan; Renewed Ethnonationalist Insurgency in Balochistan, Pakistan: The Militarized State and Continuing Economic Deprivation. Asian Survey 1 November 2009; 49 (6): 1071–1091. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2009.49.6.1071
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