The Resource The Pakistan-US conundrum : jihadists, the military and the people : the struggle for control, Yunas Samad

The Pakistan-US conundrum : jihadists, the military and the people : the struggle for control, Yunas Samad

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The Pakistan-US conundrum : jihadists, the military and the people : the struggle for control
Title
The Pakistan-US conundrum
Title remainder
jihadists, the military and the people : the struggle for control
Statement of responsibility
Yunas Samad
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Yunas Samad's trenchant analysis of contemporary Pakistan illuminates five key players: the country's people, army, Islamists, and politicians, and the American forces struggling to maintain Pakistan's social and political stability. Samad describes the alliances borne of political and strategic expediency that continually undermine the legitimacy of the state, and he measures the extent to which the country's existence is now in jeopardy. Much of Pakistan operates under the de facto rule of an indigenous, "Pakistani" Taliban. Yet instead of addressing this precarious situation, Pakistan's remaining military and intelligence apparatus remains focused on a proxy war with India, whether in Kashmir or Afghanistan. This high-stakes contest for strategic and political victory has irreparably harmed Pakistan's economy, impoverishing many of its people while bolstering the military's "state within a state elite." At the same time, a tiny business contingent continues to flourish on the rich pickings of neoliberal policies enacted at the request of international organizations. Samad follows these provocative issues in detail before returning to his key themes: the mistreatment of ordinary Pakistanis by military and civilian rulers, the steady decline of citizens' material circumstances over the past twenty years or more, and the grand designs of Islamabad and Washington that continue to undermine Pakistani political life while ushering in new forms of Islamist and sectarian politics
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Samad, Yunas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ629.A58
LC item number
S36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • al-Qaida
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
  • United States
  • Pakistan
  • United States
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • USA
  • Pakistan
  • USA
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Political science
  • Außenpolitik
  • Politischer Konflikt
  • Terrorismus
  • Bekämpfung
  • Außenpolitik
Label
The Pakistan-US conundrum : jihadists, the military and the people : the struggle for control, Yunas Samad
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Islam and the West -- 1: War on Terror -- A monochromatic world view -- War on Terror and Pakistan : zeroes to heroes -- Operation Enduring Freedom -- Al Qaeda : a transnational social movement -- State building in Afghanistan : past and present -- 2: Revenge of history -- The Afghan factor -- The Afghan jihad -- Islamisation : the mullah-military alliance -- Emergence of Islamic social movements -- 3: Cry for freedom and Pakistan -- The struggle for control -- Authoritarian rule and the democratic facade -- Managing ethnic difference -- Cutting the Gordian Knot : the India-Pakistan peace process
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 336 pages
Isbn
9780231800655
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2011034731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)743395667
  • (OCoLC)ocn743395667
Label
The Pakistan-US conundrum : jihadists, the military and the people : the struggle for control, Yunas Samad
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Islam and the West -- 1: War on Terror -- A monochromatic world view -- War on Terror and Pakistan : zeroes to heroes -- Operation Enduring Freedom -- Al Qaeda : a transnational social movement -- State building in Afghanistan : past and present -- 2: Revenge of history -- The Afghan factor -- The Afghan jihad -- Islamisation : the mullah-military alliance -- Emergence of Islamic social movements -- 3: Cry for freedom and Pakistan -- The struggle for control -- Authoritarian rule and the democratic facade -- Managing ethnic difference -- Cutting the Gordian Knot : the India-Pakistan peace process
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 336 pages
Isbn
9780231800655
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2011034731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)743395667
  • (OCoLC)ocn743395667

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