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Robert Kaplan’s Problematic Theory of Pakistan’s Geographical Destiny

By Martin W. Lewis | June 27, 2012 | 5 Comments

In a recent Foreign Policy article, Robert Kaplan argues that Pakistan’s problems—and its destiny—are rooted in its physical landscape: “Pakistan’s present and future, for better or worse, are still best understood through its geography.” Kaplan’s article is important and insightful in many respects, and I would urge all interested parties to read it carefully. But as a geographer, I am …

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