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Unless that conflict is resolved soon, it could lead to thedisintegration of Pakistan
Many international crises of the last decade have resulted from the practice of drawing colonial boundaries without regard to ethnic and linguistic realities. In some instances, newly independent governments have had to fight bloody and costly wars with separatist or irredentist movements just to hold their countries together.
Some are well-known: the Nigerian civil war, the battles that resulted
in the conversion of East Pakistan into Bangladesh, and the recent bitter clashes in the Ogaden Desert between Ethiopia and Somalia. But others seem to pass virtually unnoticed in the West, even though-or perhaps because-their cost in lives and other human and economic resources is incalculable.
One such unnoticed crisis, whose outcome could have enormous regional and global consequences, pits the Baluch and Pushtun tribesmen, who live in the rough borderlands of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran, against the Pakistani government. Unless that conflict is resolved soon, it could lead to thedisintegration of Pakistan
itself. This, and a chain of reaction of other events, could ultimately result in a superpower confrontation.
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