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U.S. Aid to Pakistan: Countering Extremism Through Education Reform

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Publication Date: June 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Lisa Curtis

Series: Heritage Lecture

Topic: Education (Education policy and planning)

Keywords: Asia and the Pacific; madrassa; extremism; education

Type: Speech

Coverage: Pakistan

Abstract:

Encouraging the development of a strong and effective education system in Pakistan that will help steer the country toward a path of stability, moderation, and prosperity should be a top policy priority for Washington. Pakistan should be encouraged to crack down on madrassas that promote extremist violence.