War And Secession / Edition 1

War And Secession / Edition 1

by Richard Sisson, Leo E. Rose, Leo E. Rose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520076656

ISBN-13: 9780520076655

Pub. Date: 08/19/1991

Publisher: University of California Press


A decade after the 1971 wars in South Asia, the principal decisionmakers were still uncertain why wars so clearly unwanted had occurred. The authors reconstruct the complex decisionmaking process attending the break-up of Pakistan and the subsequent war between India and Pakistan. Much of their data derive from interviews conducted with principal players in each

Overview


A decade after the 1971 wars in South Asia, the principal decisionmakers were still uncertain why wars so clearly unwanted had occurred. The authors reconstruct the complex decisionmaking process attending the break-up of Pakistan and the subsequent war between India and Pakistan. Much of their data derive from interviews conducted with principal players in each of the countries immediately involved-Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh-including Indira Gandhi and leaders of the Awami League in Bangladesh.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520076655
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/19/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
List of Abbreviationsxiii
1.Prologue and Overview1
2.Pakistani Politics: Image and Legacy8
Regionalism, Political Fragmentation, and Distrust8
Populism and the Demise of the Ayub Regime21
Designing the Transfer of Power24
The Two Election Campaigns, 197028
3.Indo-Pakistani Relations: Image and Legacy35
Indo-Pakistani Relations, 1947-197038
A Legacy of Misperception43
The International Dimension46
Strategies of Coping and Exploiting50
4.A Culture of Distrust54
Testing and Preparation for Negotiation58
Political Fears and Strategies of Polarization74
Preparation for Military Action81
5.Crisis Bargaining91
Reaction and Redeployment92
The Government's Concession96
Strategems in the West102
A New Context107
6.Constitutional Consensus and Civil War111
Preliminary Talks between Yahya Khan and Sheikh Mujib112
Toward a Constitutional Settlement116
The Ascendancy of the Army132
7.The Indian Response134
The Foreign Policy Decision-Making Process in India, 1971137
From Concern to Crisis141
8.Pakistan, 25 March-October 1971154
The "Military Solution According to Plan"155
After the Crisi160
Toward a Political Settlement166
Elections as a Measure of Support174
9.India and the Prelude to War, June-October 1971177
The REfugee Issue and Domestic Politics179
India and the Bangladesh Government in Exile181
Mobilizing International Support186
Differences with the United States191
The Soviet Role from New Delhi's Perspective196
India and the Other "Concerned" Powers203
10.War: India206
Military Tactics210
The Campaign213
International Reaction216
11.War: Pakistan221
Obsession with India221
A Strategy of Constraint222
The War That Wouldn't Happen225
The Decision on War227
The Decision to Surrender230
The Transfer of Power234
12.Soviet, Chinese, and American Policies in the 1971 Crisis237
The Soviet Union237
China246
The United States253
13.Interpretations266
Negotiation and Civil War266
International Conflict, War, and Secession274
Notes281
Participants Interviewed319
Select Bibliography327
Index333

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