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China and Pakistan, India’s two most powerful neighbours, share an ‘all-weather’ relationship that is as reputed for its depth as it is layered in secrecy. Based on years of research and interviews, Andrew Small has put together the story of China and Pakistan’s growing, and in parts troubled, friendship. The China-Pakistan Axis is essential to understanding the economic, political and security map of Asia, especially India’s neighbourhood. It explains Beijing’s extraordinary support to Pakistan’s nuclear programme and defence planning, their strategic cooperation on India, the United States and Afghanistan, and the implications for counter-terrorism efforts. A special chapter for this Indian edition brings the book up to date on China’s involvement in the Taliban talks.

The story of the dark side of the Afghan war - and how Pakistan degenerated into a nuclear-armed powder keg Eight years ago we chased the Taliban from Kabul and forced Al Qaeda to find a new home. One by one the militants crossed the border into Pakistan and settled in its tribal areas, building alliances with locals and terrorizing or bribing their way to power. This place - Pakistan's lawless frontier - is now the epicenter of global terrorism. It is where young American and British jihadists go to be trained, where the kidnapped are stowed away, and where plots are hatched for deadly attacks all over the world. It has become, in President Obama's words, "the most dangerous place" - a hornet's nest of violent extremists, many of whom now target their own state in vicious suicide- bombing campaigns. Imtiaz Gul, who knows the ins and outs of these groups and their leaders, tackles the toughest questions about the current situation: What can be done to bring the Pakistani Taliban under control? Who funds these militants and what are their links to Al Qaeda? Are they still supported by the ISI, Pakistan's all-powerful intelligence agency? Based on dozens of exclusive interviews with high-ranking Pakistani intelligence, government and military officers and extensive first-hand reporting, The Most Dangerous Place is a gripping and definitive exposé of a region that Americans need urgently to understand.

“An enthralling and largely firsthand account of the war in Afghanistan.”—Financial Times Few reporters know as much about Afghanistan as Carlotta Gall. She was there in the 1990s after the Russians were driven out. She witnessed the early flourishing of radical Islam, imported from abroad, which caused so much local suffering. She was there right after 9/11, when the US special forces helped the Northern Alliance drive the Taliban out of the north and then the south, fighting pitched battles and causing their enemies to flee underground and into Pakistan. She knows just how much this war has cost the Afghan people. And she knows just how much damage can be traced to Pakistan and its duplicitous government and intelligence forces. Combining searing personal accounts of battles and betrayals with moving portraits of the ordinary Afghans who were caught up in the conflict of more than a decade, The Wrong Enemy is a sweeping account of a war brought by American leaders against an enemy they barely understood and could not truly engage. “A strong, well-crafted account by an informed observer.”—The Economist “Gall is perhaps uniquely positioned to tackle the troubling questions she raises about Pakistan's alleged support of terrorism . . . a must-read.”— Christian Science Monitor

This book explores the diplomatic, political, strategic, and ideological cross-currents in the fragile but promising state-to-state relationship between China and India. Set in a geopolitical context ten years after the two Asian neighbours had agreed to fashion a Strategic and Cooperative Partnership for Peace and Prosperity, the analysis is focused on the promise as well as the portents. Looking ahead, the author envisions a sunrise idea of Sino–Indian Smart Zone as a possible post-modern scenario. Contents:Sunrise Powers of the Twenty-First Century:Global Status of China and IndiaSnap-Shot of Economic and Military ProfilesStrategic SynergiesNew Sea-Cyber-Space Paradigm of PowerMore than What Meets the EyeGames and Counter-GamesA Space-Leap ForwardTowards China–India Synergy in SpaceIdeologies of the Heart and the Mind:Lure and Logic of Sino–Indian Five PrinciplesBeyond the Original Tibetan ContextUnusual 'Niche' for Five PrinciplesNonalignment and Neo-NonalignmentThe Anti-Hegemony NormInterests and Concerns:The Core of Sino–Indian TiesThe Pakistan FactorA Nuclear DimensionThe Tibet PuzzleIndia's 'Closed Window' on TibetSynergies and Power Politics:An Upswing in India–US Defence TiesRussia and a Tale of Two FriendsThe Xi DoctrineSino–Indian Counter-Terror SynergyTowards Sino–Indian Economic SynergyA Unique China–India Nuclear MantraChina and India in the US CalculusAn Asian Security CouncilA Creative Scenario:Strategic and Historic BordersA History-Shaping PulloutEnigmatic Realities'Clarification of Line of Actual Control''One-China, One-India'Talking the Walk Towards…:From 'Strategic Partnership' to 'Major-Power' EngagementIndia Asks China to Reconsider its ApproachPlain Markers for the FutureAppendices:China's Perspective on IndiaIndia's Perspective on ChinaAn Internationalist Perspective on China–India Ties Readership: Students and researchers interested in China–India relations;diplomats, policy makers, scholars, journalists and general readers. Key Features:By being focused on China–India relations in the context of a newly-‘assertive’ India, the book differs significantly from other titles on Sino–Indian issuesEmphasizes the new model of neighbourliness between two ‘rival’ states and the imaginative scenario of a possible Sino–Indian Smart Zone that could become a Sino–Indian Hemisphere

Mano Majra is a place, Khushwant Singh tells us at the beginning of this classic novel, where Sikhs and Muslims have lived together in peace for hundreds of years. Then one day, at the end of the summer, the 'ghost train' arrives, a silent, incredible funeral train loaded with the bodies of thousands of refuges, bringing the village its first taste of the horrors of the civil war. Train to Pakistan is the story of this isolated village that is plunged into the abyss of religious hate. It is also the story of a Sikh boy and a Muslim girl whose love endures and transcends the ravages of war.

US foreign policy-making from the end of the Cold War to after 2001 is crucial to understanding the years of strong US engagement with Pakistan that would follow 9/11. This book explains Pakistan’s strategic choices in the 1990s by examining the role of the United States in the shaping of Islamabad’s security goals. Drawing upon a diverse range of oral history interviews as well as available written sources, the book explains the American contribution to Pakistani security objectives during the presidency of Bill Clinton (1993-2001). The author investigates and explains the dynamics which drove Islamabad’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, its support for the Taliban and its approach towards the indigenous uprising in Indian Kashmir. She argues that Clinton’s foreign policy contributed to the hardening of Islamabad’s security perspectives, creating space for the Pakistani military establishment to pursue its regional security goals. The book also discusses the argument that US-Pakistan relations during this period were driven by a Cold War mindset, causing a fissure between US global and Pakistan’s regional security goals. The Pakistani military and civilian leadership utilized these divergent and convergent trends to protect Islamabad’s India-centric strategic interests. The book addresses a gap in the relevant literature and moves beyond the available mono-causal explanations often distorted by a mixture of intellectual obfuscation and political rhetoric. It adds a Pakistani perspective and is a valuable contribution to the study of US-Pakistan relations.

This book details the domestic security concerns of Pakistan, encompassing the dangers of insurgencies, the effects of religious extremism and terrorism, and the malfunction of its political institutions. * Maps and illustrations clarify key topics or historical events * Bibliography contains books and articles of relevance * Glossary defines key words and terms

The lead commissioner of the UN investigation into the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto recounts his year-long investigation into this tragic event that forever changed U.S.-Pakistani relations.

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