Пакистанская проблема Юго-Восточной Азии

МАНИЛА – Пакистанский около-политический хаос, результат декларации президентом Первезом Мушаррафом в прошлом году военного положения, а также убийства бывшего премьер-министра Беназира Бхутто, оказал воздействие подобное цунами на всю Юго-Восточную Азию. Если бы правительство Мушаррафа еще больше отступило от своих обязательств по восстановлению парламентарной демократии, то пакистанский кризис не только бы усилился, но и заразил соседние регионы.

На карте сегодня находится будущее Пакистана, но его будущее также может определить политические судьбы соседних стран, которые точно также борются с жестоким исламским фундаментализмом. Встанет ли Пакистан на путь исламского экстремизма и режим чрезвычайного положения, или, наконец, станет современной светской нацией во главе с гражданским лидером?

Этот выбор станет важным примером для всей Азии, поскольку Пакистан долгое время был традиционным прибежищем Аль-Каиды и ее талибанских когорт, которые скрываются в неприветливом пакистано-афганском приграничном районе. Эти исламские террористы, со своей глобальной досягаемостью, вполне могли бы склонить баланс во многих странах из одной противоположности в другую. 

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