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Author Bennett Jones, Owen.

Title Pakistan : eye of the storm / Owen Bennett Jones
Published New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 328 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Musharraf's challenge -- The 1999 coup -- Kashmir -- Nationalism -- Bangladesh -- The bomb -- Democracy -- The army -- The day of reckoning
Summary Publisher's description: Pakistan, a nation for only fifty-five years, has had a turbulent history. Ruled by the military for half its existence, it has seen three wars with India and the loss of much of its territory. The combination of political instability, deep-seated economic and social problems, and access to nuclear weapons has made it one of the most strategically sensitive countries in the world. The war in neighboring Afghanistan has placed it at the very center of global attention and projected its military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf, onto the world stage. Musharraf has become the first Pakistani leader in thirty years to dare to confront the country's Islamic extremists. But can he succeed in controlling the forces that helped create the Taliban in Afghanistan? In this riveting history of Pakistan from 1947 to the present, Bennett Jones describes the many fault lines in Pakistani society. While most Pakistanis have a moderate, tolerant vision of Islam, he argues, the country's central institutions are so weak that the military regime may prove incapable of rescuing the "failed state" of Pakistan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-316) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Pakistan -- History.
Pakistan -- Politics and government.
Pakistan -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300127243 (electronic bk.)
9780300127249 (electronic bk.)