Pakistan's Drift Into Extremism
Allah, the Army, and America's War on TerrorBook - 2005
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.
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. ; London : M.E. Sharpe, 
Copyright Date: ©2005
Branch Call Number: 320.95491 Ab192P 2005
Characteristics: xvii, 275 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm