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Saudi Arabia’s Wrecking Ball: Pushing Pakistan to the Brink
Dr James M. Dorsey Adjunct Senior Fellow
Dr James M. Dorsey
Saudi Arabia’s Wrecking Ball is an in-depth look at the devastating impact of Saudi Arabia’s ability to weave Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism into the fabric of key Pakistani institutions, including its military, intelligence apparatus, and ministries of religious affairs, education and interior; and sig-nificant segments of its society. This book will tell the story of Saudi penetration of Pakistan since the 1950s and how successive Pakistani leaders abetted and aided the kingdom’s effort. It is also the tale of a successful Saudi effort to put Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism on the world map. This is in a bid to foster anti-Shiite and anti-Iranian sen-timent at the cost of increased sectarianism that threatens the social fabric of societies and fosters intolerance towards minorities and anti-Western sentiment, and creates environments that are potential breeding grounds for extremism and violence.
|Theme:||Conflict and Stability / Country and Region Studies / International Politics and Security / Religion in Contemporary Society / Terrorism Studies|
|Region:||Europe / Middle East and North Africa (MENA) / Southeast Asia and ASEAN|