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Drones, Spies, Terrorists and Second Class Citizenship in Pakistan - A Review Essay

Small Wars and Insurgencies, 25.1

24 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2013  

C. Christine Fair

Georgetown University

Date Written: November 12, 2013

Abstract

This essay reviews seven recent books and reports that focus upon the use of U.S. armed drones in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). This essay synthesizes a historical account of the program, critically interrogates key arguments and evidence advanced by the various authors, and draws attention to the particular problems that confront those who live in the FATA and the second-class citizenship that the Pakistani state has bestowed upon them for reasons of domestic and foreign policy concerns. This review essay does not intend to be the final word on any of the ongoing policy debates. But it does hope to enable a wider audience to take part in these important deliberations.

Keywords: drones, Pakistan, Frontier Crimes Regulation, Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Suggested Citation

Fair, C. Christine, Drones, Spies, Terrorists and Second Class Citizenship in Pakistan - A Review Essay (November 12, 2013). Small Wars and Insurgencies, 25.1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2353447

C. Christine Fair (Contact Author)

Georgetown University ( email )

Washington, DC 20057
United States

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