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Stereotypes and Social Hierarchy in Western Pakistan: From British Rule to the Current Insurrection

By Martin W. Lewis | May 24, 2011 | 14 Comments
Map of British Strategies for Ruling Pakistan

Western supporters of the Balochistan insurgency often emphasize the region’s religious moderation, arguing that an independent Baloch state would buffer Islamic extremism. Such views are of long standing; British empire-builders similarly contrasted the religious laxity of the Baloch with the stridency of their Pashtun neighbors. But religiosity varies at the individual as well as the

Support for the Baloch Insurgency: Right-wing or Left-wing?

By Martin W. Lewis | May 18, 2011 | 14 Comments
Ralph Peters Alternative Map of the Middle East

A recent (May 14) discussion thread in GeoCurrents takes on the one-dimensional left/right political spectrum. Jim Wilson perceptively notes that he “always like[s] watching political commentators trying to decide whether those who want to roll back the reforms of Deng Xiaoping are the right wing or the left wing of the Chinese Communist Party.” Another

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