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Madiha Afzal on “Pakistan Under Siege: Extremism, Society, and the State”

Much of the current work on extremism in Pakistan tends to study extremist trends in the country from a detached position, a top-down security perspective, that renders a one-dimensional picture of what is at its heart a complex, richly textured country of 200 million people. In Pakistan Under Siege: Extremism, Society, and the State, using rigorous analysis of survey data, in-depth interviews in schools and universities in Pakistan, historical narrative reporting, and her own intuitive understanding of the country, Madiha Afzal gives the full picture of Pakistan’s relationship with extremism.

Listen to the April Cover to Cover call on Afzal’s book now.