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Pakistan (Conversations with History)
Premiere Date: 11/17/2008; 57 minutes


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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer and journalist Tariq Ali for a discussion of Pakistan and its relations with the United States. He places the present crisis in its historical context exploring the origins of the Pakistani state, the failure to forge a national identity, the inability and unwillingness of Pakistani leaders to address the country's poverty and inequality, and the role of the military in the country's spiral toward violence and disunity. Tariq Ali highlights the significance of the U.S. relationship throughout Pakistan's history and analyzes current US policy and its implications for stability in the region. (#15414)

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K-12 Educational Standards

Standards for Grade(s): 10

World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World

10.10 Students analyze instances of nation-building in the contemporary world in at least two of the following regions or countries: the Middle East, Africa, Mexico and other parts of Latin America, and China.

Standards for Grade(s): 11

United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century

11.9 Students analyze U.S. foreign policy since World War II.

6. Describe U.S. Middle East policy and its strategic, political, and economic interests, including those related to the Gulf War

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