Understanding FATA 2008
Attitudes Towards Governance, Religion & Society in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas
The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) lie at the top of the global security agenda. Pakistan and the international community are actively debating policy options to deal with the FATA's development, governance and security needs. Poverty, difficult terrain, a contested system of governance, cross-border tribal and ethnic connections with Afghanistan, Pashtun traditions and the presence of militants create a set of overlapping challenges.
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