Pakistans Drift Into Extremism: Allah, the Army, and Americas War on Terror Hassan Abbas

ISBN: 9780765614964

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Pakistans Drift Into Extremism: Allah, the Army, and Americas War on Terror  by  Hassan Abbas

Pakistans Drift Into Extremism: Allah, the Army, and Americas War on Terror by Hassan Abbas
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This book examines the rise of religious extremism in Pakistan, particularly since 1947, and analyzes its connections to the Pakistani armys corporate interests and U.S.-Pakistan relations. It includes profiles of leading Pakistani militant groupsMoreThis book examines the rise of religious extremism in Pakistan, particularly since 1947, and analyzes its connections to the Pakistani armys 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 Musharrafs 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, Pakistans attempt to gain nuclear power status, and U.S.-Pakistan relations, and offers predictions for Pakistans domestic and regional prospects.



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