IMF Stabilization Programs and the War on Terrorism: Conflicting or Complementary Objectives in Pakistan? [open pdf - 151KB]
Because it is one of the front-line states in the war on terrorism, Pakistan's economy and economic management will be tested to the limit. Not only will the country have to likely allocate an increasing amount of resources to defense and security, it will also have to generate rates of growth sufficient to begin lifting large segments of the population out of dire poverty, a potential breeding ground for terrorism. A related weighty task is the development of strong governance institutions capable of facilitating the country's transition out of poverty (Bremer and Kasarda, 2002).
Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Contemporary Conflict: http://www.ccc.nps.navy.mil
Strategic Insights (December 2002), v.1 no.10