Pakistan's Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army, and America's War on Terror / Edition 1

Pakistan's Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army, and America's War on Terror / Edition 1

by Hassan Abbas
     
 

This book examines the rise of religious extremism in Pakistan and analyzes its connections to the Pakistan Army's policies and fluctuating U.S.-Pakistan relations. Written by a former Pakistani government official, this book examines the rise of religious extremism in Pakistan and analyzes its connections to the Pakistan Army's policies and fluctuating

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This book examines the rise of religious extremism in Pakistan and analyzes its connections to the Pakistan Army's policies and fluctuating U.S.-Pakistan relations. Written by a former Pakistani government official, this book examines the rise of religious extremism in Pakistan and analyzes its connections to the Pakistan Army's policies and fluctuating U.S.-Pakistan relations. It includes profiles of leading Pakistani jihadi groups with details of their origins, development, and capabilities, based on interviews with Pakistani intelligence officials and militant leaders. In this revealing study, a former officer in president Peverez Musharraf's anticorruption police force examines the rise of religious extremism in Pakistan and analyzes its connections to the Pakistani Army's policies and fluctuating U.S.-Pakistan relations. The author includes profiles of leading Pakistani Jihadi groups with details of their origins, development, and capabilities based on interviews with Pakistani intelligence officials and militant leaders. The book contains new historical materials on Operation Gibraltar (the 1965 War with India), the conspiracy behind General Zia ul-Haq's plane crash in 1988, a botched military coup by fundamentalists in 1993-4, and on how General Musharraf handled the volatile situation after the 9/11 attacks. In addition to a detailed profile of General Musharraf, the book evaluates India-Pakistan relations vis-a-vis the Kashmir conflict as well as Dr. A. Q. Khan's nuclear proliferation crisis, and also offers predictions for Pakistan's domestic and regional prospects.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765614971
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/30/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.89(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword, Jessica Stern; 1. Introduction; 2. The Early Years: A Dream Deferred; 3. Ayub Era: Kashmir and the 1965 War with India; 4. General Yahya and the Dismemberment of Pakistan; 5. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: The Charmer; 6. General Zia-ul-Haq: The Redefinition of a Country; 7. A Return to Democracy: Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif; 8. General Pervez Musharraf: A Season of Hope Jihadi Outfits: Pakistan's "Rent-a-Son" Agencies; 10. 9/11 and the War on Terror; 11. The Road Ahead

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