Pakistan s Drift into Extremism Allah the Army and America s War on Terror

Author: Hassan Abbas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317463285
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This book examines the rise of religious extremism in Pakistan, particularly since 1947, and analyzes its connections to the Pakistani army's corporate interests and U.S.-Pakistan relations. It includes profiles of leading Pakistani militant groups with details of their origins, development, and capabilities. The author begins with an historical overview of the introduction of Islam to the Indian sub-continent in 712 AD, and brings the story up to the present by describing President Musharraf's handling of the war on terror. He provides a detailed account of the political developments in Pakistan since 1947 with a focus on the influence of religious and military forces. He also discusses regional politics, Pakistan's attempt to gain nuclear power status, and U.S.-Pakistan relations, and offers predictions for Pakistan's domestic and regional prospects.

Pakistan s Drift Into Extremism

Author: Hassan Abbas
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765614964
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Pakistan's Drift into Extremism examines the rise of religious extremism in Pakistan and analyzes its connections to the Pakistani army's policies and fluctuating U.S.-Pakistani 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 addition to a detailed account of the political developments in Pakistan since 1947, the book also provides a detailed profile of General Pervez Musharraf, evaluates Indo-Pakistani relations, and discusses the country's domestic and regional prospects.

Pakistan s Drift Into Extremism

Author: Hassan Abbas
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765631718
Format: PDF
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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. 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. 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--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.

The War for Muslim Minds

Author: Gilles Kepel
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674015753
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Assesses the roots and impact of global terrorism, including the United States' ability to address the Middle East challenge and fault lines in terrorist ideology, outlining conditions for acceptance of Israel and democratization of Islamist and Arab soci

Migrant Women Transforming Citizenship

Author: Umut Erel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317096649
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Migrant Women Transforming Citizenship develops essential insights concerning the notion of transnational citizenship by means of the life stories of skilled and educated migrant women from Turkey in Germany and Britain. It interweaves and develops theories of citizenship, identity and culture with the lived experiences of an immigrant group that has so far received insufficient attention. By focusing on the British and German contexts, it introduces a much needed European and comparative perspective, whilst exploring the ways in which diverging concepts and policies of citizenship allow for a differentiated examination of ethnicity, gender, multiculturalism and citizenship in Europe. Presenting a significant and welcome contribution to our understanding of the complexities of multiculturalism it challenges Orientalist images of women as backward and oppressed. Through engagement with the changing realities of education, work, intimacy, family and social activism, this volume provides a situated account of how the concepts of citizenship, transnationality and culture play out in actual social relations. With its rich empirical material the book explores how migrant women create new practices and meanings of belonging across boundaries. Critiquing dominant multiculturalist and anti-multiculturalist accounts, this book suggests how citizenship debates can be reframed to be inclusive of migrant women as actors. As such it will appeal to those working across a range of social sciences, including sociology and the sociology of work, race and ethnicity; citizenship, cultural and gender studies, as well as anthropology and social and public policy.

Aboard the Democracy Train

Author: Nafisa Hoodbhoy
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 0857288946
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‘Aboard the Democracy Train’ is about politics and journalism in Pakistan. It is a gripping front-line account of the country’s decade of turbulent democracy (1988-1999), as told through the eyes of the only woman reporter working during the Zia era at ‘Dawn’, Pakistan’s leading English language newspaper. In this volume, the author reveals her unique experiences and coverage of ethnic violence, women’s rights and media freedoms. The narrative provides an insight into the politics of the Pak-Afghan region in the post 9-11 era, and exposes how the absence of rule of law claimed the life of its only woman prime minister.

Pakistan

Author: Husain Haqqani
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9385890646
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Among the USA’s allies in the war against terrorism, Pakistan cannot be easily characterized as either friend or foe. Nuclear-armed Pakistan is an important centre of radical Islamist ideas and groups. After 9/11, the selective cooperation of President General Pervez Musharraf in sharing intelligence with the United States and apprehending Al-Qaeda members led to the assumption that Pakistan might be ready to give up its long-standing ties with radical Islam. But Pakistan’s status as an Islamic ideological state is closely linked with the Pakistani elite's world view and the praetorian ambitions of its military. Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military analyses 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 US 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. This new edition of this classic work includes data updates and an Epilogue by the author.

The Making of Terrorism in Pakistan

Author: Eamon Murphy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135169411
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This book explains the origins and nature of terrorism in Pakistan and examines the social, political and economic factors that have contributed to the rise of political violence there. Since 9/11, the state of Pakistan has come to be regarded as the epicentre of terrorist activity committed in the name of Islam. The central argument of this volume suggests that terrorism in Pakistan has, in essence, been manufactured to suit the interests of mundane political and class interests and effectively debunks the myth of 'Islamic terrorism'. A logical consequence of this argument is that the most effective way of combating terrorism in Pakistan lies in addressing the underlying political, social and economic problems facing the country. After exploring the root causes of terrorism in Pakistan, the author goes on to relate the historical narrative of the development of the Pakistani state to the theories and questions raised by Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS) scholars. The book will therefore make an important contribution to CTS scholarship as well as presenting an analysis of the many complex factors that have shaped the rise of Pakistani terrorism. This book will be of great interest to students of Critical Terrorism Studies, Asian history and politics, Security Studies and IR in general.

Pakistan s Troubled Frontier

Author: Hassan Abbas
Publisher: Jamestown Fndtn
ISBN: 9780981690520
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"Provides a collection of article published by the Jamestown Foundation in recent years covering the history and politics of Pashtun tribes in FATA and NWFP, the rise of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), resurgence of Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM) in Swat, the performance of Pakistan's Frontier Corps and Army, and the challenges faced by NATO in Afghanistan in this context. At a broader level US-Pakistan relations, growth and expansion of the militancy in settled Pashtun areas of NWFP and Pakistan's response to the threats are also discussed in depth. ... Written by eminent scholars and experts, many of whom have either lived or frequently traveled to FATA and NWFP, this is a unique and valuable compendium of insights about the region"--Intro.

Letters to Benazir

Author: Neelum Insaaf
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462868312
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On December 27th 2007, Neelum Insaaf turned sixteen. Before even waking from her Northside Chicago bed, blood had spilled in Pakistan, her ethnic country, on the other side of the world. Benazir Bhutto was assassinated. On a quest to understand her country, its politics, and the white veiled lady swarming her thoughts, Insaaf’s Letters to Benazir is a passage into the life of the two-time former Prime Minister of Pakistan. This tale is of ambition, pain, and corruption interweaved with letters written to Benazir Bhutto by a young adult who is looking for some answers in her own life.