Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military

Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military

by Husain Haqqani




Among U.S. allies in the war against terrorism, Pakistan cannot be easily characterized as either friend or foe. Nuclear-armed Pakistan is an important center of radical Islamic ideas and groups. Since 9/11, the selective cooperation of president General Pervez Musharraf in sharing intelligence with the United States and apprehending al Qaeda members has led to the assumption that Pakistan might be ready to give up its longstanding ties with radical Islam. But Pakistan’s status as an Islamic ideological state is closely linked with the Pakistani elite’s worldview and the praetorian ambitions of its military.

This book analyzes the origins of the relationships between Islamist groups and Pakistan’s military, and explores the nation’s quest for identity and security. Tracing how the military has sought U.S. support by making itself useful for concerns of the moment while continuing to strengthen the mosque-military alliance within Pakistan Haqqani offers an alternative view of political developments since the country’s independence in 1947.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870032233
Publisher: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Pages: 397
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Husain Haqqani is a visiting scholar in the South Asia Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an associate professor of International Relations at Boston University. He is former adviser to Pakistani prime ministers, and has served as Pakistan's ambassador to Sri Lanka.

Table of Contents

Map of the Regionxii
1Introduction: Identity and Ideology1
2Defending Ideological Frontiers51
3Old and New Pakistan87
4From Islamic Republic to Islamic State131
5Afghan Jihad159
6Military Rule by Other Means199
7Jihad without Borders261
8Conclusion: From Ideological to Functional State311
About the Author397
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace399

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