Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military by Husain Haqqani

By Husain Haqqani

Among U.S. allies within the battle opposed to terrorism, Pakistan can't be simply characterised as both pal or foe. Nuclear-armed Pakistan is a vital middle of radical Islamic rules and teams. due to the fact 9-11, the selective cooperation of president common Pervez Musharraf in sharing intelligence with the U.S. and apprehending al Qaeda participants has resulted in the idea that Pakistan can be able to quit its longstanding ties with radical Islam. yet Pakistan's prestige as an Islamic ideological kingdom is heavily associated with the Pakistani elite's worldview and the praetorian pursuits of its army. This ebook analyzes the origins of the relationships among Islamist teams and Pakistan's army, and explores the nation's quest for identification and safeguard. Tracing how the army has sought U.S. help by way of making itself priceless for matters of the moment—while carrying on with to bolster the mosque-military alliance inside Pakistan—Haqqani bargains another view of political advancements because the country's independence in 1947.

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