The Man from Pakistan

The Man from Pakistan

Author: Douglas Frantz

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 0446199583

Category: True Crime

Page: 432

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The world has entered a second nuclear age. For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the threat of nuclear annihilation is on the rise. Should such an assault occur, there is a strong likelihood that the trail of devastation will lead back to Abdul Qadeer Khan, the Pakistani father of the Islamic bomb and the mastermind behind a vast clandestine enterprise that has sold nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea, and Libya. Khan's loose-knit organization was and still may be a nuclear Wal-Mart, selling weapons blueprints, parts, and the expertise to assemble the works into a do-it-yourself bomb kit. Amazingly, American authorities could have halted his operation, but they chose instead to watch and wait. Khan proved that the international safeguards the world relied on no longer worked. Journalists Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins tell this alarming tale of international intrigue through the eyes of the European and American officials who suspected Khan, tracked him, and ultimately shut him down, but only after the nuclear genie was long out of the bottle.

Kashmir Dispute, Pakistan and the Un Resolutions

Kashmir Dispute, Pakistan and the Un Resolutions

Author: Dr Shabir Choudhry

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781524667818

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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It is almost a ritual that the new army chief of Pakistan gives a strong statement against India to assure his people that he is also a brave soldier and is fully prepared to take on India. However, the new army chief of Pakistan, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, in his statement sent two messages. While speaking to his soldiers about line of control violations during a visit to the X Corps Rawalpindi, he said, Each violation of any kind must be responded to with full force in the most effective manner. After assuring his countrymen that he will also be tough with India, he, to the surprise of some, also sent a peace message when he said, The situation at the line of control will hopefully improve soon.

The Shadow Throne

The Shadow Throne

Author: Aroon Raman

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509814091

Category: Fiction

Page:

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A mysterious murder at the Qutub Minar triggers a call to ace journalist Chandrasekhar from his cop acquaintance, Inspector Syed Ali Hassan. The victim is unlike anyone Chandra has ever seen: a white Caucasian male who has all the looks of a throwback to Greek antiquity. Soon after, Hassan calls in to report the case has been taken away from him - in all likelihood by RAW - the Research & Analysis Wing, the uber-agency of Indian intelligence. What began as a murder enquiry soon morphs into a deadly game of hide-and-seek within the shadowy world of Pakistan's ISI and India's RAW; and Chandra, his friend history professor Meenakshi Pirzada and Hassan find themselves in a race against time to avert a sub-continental nuclear holocaust. As the action moves to its hair-raising climax in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan, Chandra must face up to the fact that Inspector Hassan is not all that he seems... The Shadow Throne by Aroon Raman displays taut writing and nail-biting suspense in a debut that is chillingly believable. Will this unlikely trio succeed in navigating the treacherous politics of India and Pakistan?

Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate

Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate

Author: Owen L. Sirrs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317196099

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 752

This book is the first comprehensive study of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI). The rise of Pakistan-backed religious extremist groups in Afghanistan, India, and Central Asia has focused international attention on Pakistan’s premier intelligence organization and covert action advocate, the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate or ISI. While ISI is regarded as one of the most powerful government agencies in Pakistan today, surprisingly little has been written about it from an academic perspective. This book addresses critical gaps in our understanding of this agency, including its domestic security mission, covert backing of the Afghan Taliban, and its links to al-Qa’ida. Using primary source materials, including declassified intelligence and diplomatic reporting, press reports and memoirs, this book explores how ISI was transformed from a small, negligible counter intelligence outfit of the late-1940s into the national security behemoth of today with extensive responsibilities in domestic security, political interference and covert action. This study concludes that reforming or even eliminating ISI will be fundamental if Pakistan is to successfully transition from an army-run, national security state to a stable, democratic society that enjoys peaceful relations with its neighbours. This book will be of interest to students of intelligence studies, South Asian politics, foreign policy and international security in general.

Pakistan Enigma Political Development

Pakistan Enigma Political Development

Author: Lawrence Ziring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000310481

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 234

Originally published in 1980. Pakistan is worthy of our concern. Noble intentions breathed life into the Pakistan dream, but the country has been stalked by tragedy from its inception. This volume was conceived to serve a variety of reader categories and it should meet the needs of teachers and students engaged in the study of Pakistan; it is hop

Pakistan

Pakistan

Author: United States. Department of the Army

Publisher: Department of the Army

ISBN: 0844408344

Category: Pakistan

Page: 398

View: 639

Covers the history, government and customs of Pakistan.

Hidden Histories of Pakistan

Hidden Histories of Pakistan

Author: Sarah Fatima Waheed

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108834520

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 693

Examines the role of progressive Muslim intellectuals in the Pakistan movement through the lens of censorship.

The Nuclear Jihadist

The Nuclear Jihadist

Author: Douglas Frantz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446506892

Category: True Crime

Page: 337

View: 210

Major investigative nonfiction on one of the most important stories of our time -- the spread of nuclear weapons -- written by two award-winning journalists who for years have followed the trail of the world's most notorious arms dealer. The world has entered a second nuclear age. For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the threat of nuclear annihilation is on the rise. Should such an assault occur, there is a strong likelihood that the trail of devastation will lead back to Abdul Qadeer Khan, the Pakistani father of the Islamic bomb and the mastermind behind a vast clandestine enterprise that has sold nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea, and Libya. Khan's loose-knit organization was and still may be a nuclear Wal-Mart, selling weapons blueprints, parts, and the expertise to assemble the works into a do-it-yourself bomb kit. Amazingly, American authorities could have halted his operation, but they chose instead to watch and wait. Khan proved that the international safeguards the world relied on no longer worked. Journalists Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins tell this alarming tale of international intrigue through the eyes of the European and American officials who suspected Khan, tracked him, and ultimately shut him down, but only after the nuclear genie was long out of the bottle.

India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad

India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad

Author: Praveen Swami

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134137510

Category: History

Page: 272

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India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad explores the history of jihadist violence in Kashmir, and argues that the violent conflict which exploded after 1990 was not a historical discontinuity, but, rather, an escalation of what was by then a five-decade old secret war. Praveen Swami addresses three key issues: the history of jihadist violence in Jammu and Kashmir, which is examined as it evolved from 1947-48 onwards the impact of the secret jihad on Indian policy-making on Jammu and Kashmir, and its influence on political life within the state why the jihad in Jammu and Kashmir acquired such intensity in 1990. This new work will be of much interest to students of the India-Pakistan conflict, South Asian politics and security studies in general.

Pieces of Resistance

Pieces of Resistance

Author: Eugene Goodheart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521340365

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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This collection of essays and reviews written between 1960 and 1985 are a deliberate response to the current, increasingly specialized forms of criticism.