Politics of Talibanization in Pakistan
* Hasan Akbar, MSC, Department of International Relations, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad.
End of the Cold War proved all the assumptions about the nature of the emerging international system proved wrong. Neither there was a “Clash of Civilization” nor an “End of History”. Sketch drawn by the political analysts about the future of international political system was based on their individual views. A key factor was ignored that henceforth international political system would be shaped by the world’s sole superpower. Thucydides said that power expands in the absence of a countervailing power. As it is the behaviour of every superpower that it wants to perpetuate its grip over the globe and take measures to contain the emergence of any other power.