Explaining the impact of militancy on Iran–Pakistan relations

  title={Explaining the impact of militancy on Iran–Pakistan relations},
  author={Saira Basit},
  journal={Small Wars \& Insurgencies},
  pages={1040 - 1064}
  • Saira Basit
  • Published 2 November 2018
  • Political Science
  • Small Wars & Insurgencies
ABSTRACT Sectarian militants have for years launched attacks from Pakistan across the border to Iran. Finding sanctuary in a neighbouring country can make the difference between success and failure for militants. Conventional wisdom holds that a lasting transnational militancy challenge would typically create serious interstate conflict. Militancy has triggered armed encounters between Iran and Pakistan. This article argues that despite some tension militancy has resulted in deeper cooperation… 
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