Shuja Nawaz is the author of Crossed Swords ( avg rating, ratings, 23 reviews, published ), Journeys ( avg rating, 8 ratings, 0 reviews. Crossed Swords. Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within. Shuja Nawaz. Oxford Pakistan Paperbacks. The definitive, inside story and historical. Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within is a book by Shuja Nawaz. It is a detailed study of the military’s involvement in the evolution of .
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Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within
Army, a state within, instead of holding country together is responsible for the mess Pakistan find itself in. Wars and Consequences May Allaah give you the reward for this virtue, Thank You so much in advance.
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Rest is hush hush stuff which cannot be said. Many fear that an undemocratic Pakistan fighting its many internal wars may become a ‘failed state’, with dire consequences for the volatile and strategic region of the world in which it resides.
Moreover, Nawaz reveals, through a great deal of previously unpublished material, the internal details of this Punjabi-dominated institution, its decision-making, and its relationships with Pakistan’s political and religious factions.
swoords Haha rated it it was amazing Jul 31, The proximity of its vast and often hostile neighbour, India, and the difficulties in establishing a representative democracy in a country so divided by region and ethnicity, meant that the Pakistan Army came to see itself as the bastion of national survival. Yet, Pakistan remains a key to the future stability and growth of Central Asia, South Asia, and the Gulf region, as a major Muslim country, armed with nuclear weapons, and with a growing and predominantly youthful population of some million.
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Pakistan has also witnessed proxy wars between Shia and Sunni extremists, financed by local and foreign sources. I’m looking zhuja this book but unable to find in any bookstore in Islamabad.
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Nawaz dwells less on the corruption of the army itself, and there is too little, perhaps, on the excesses of the ISI, the military crosssd branch, but there is nzwaz full acknowledgement that the army’s interference in politics has actually stunted the democratic development of the country – a point often made by the late Benazir Bhutto.
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If anyone has this book in Pdf form, would you please share this book with me on this email address shakeelsharza gmail. Rightly said to understand Pakistan you need to understand its army which the author seems to know very well. Despite the succession of coups, military governments [End Page ]and crackdowns, it is curious that there are so few histories of the army’s shujja role.
There are relatively few books dedicated to the entire history of the Pakistan Army, and fewer still manage to combine both the political and the military activities of this important institution. A must read for the youth, especially if they want to have a crossedd grip on Pakistan’s history up till Gen Musharraf’s Era.
Given the crucial role the Pakistan Army finds itself playing in the international struggle against insurgency and terrorism, Nawaz’s book is a vitally important contribution to our understanding of events in the region of Afghanistan and the North-West Frontier Province, where American forces now operate.
A detailed history of Pakistan, its politics, wars with India by Shuja Nawaz. Overall, a detailed account and great overv Provided great insight into the pivotal role the Pak Army has on its national system of government. Refresh and try again. The book is indeed a work of labour, detailed research work on Pak army and relations of politicians with the institute.
His book was part of rcossed research when I was sketching out ideas and thoughts nawwaz my debut novel, and I can honestly say that many of the things he wrote were echoed in interviews with Army personnel. Author’s grip over the history and his comprehension is excellent and is conveyed to the reader in an explicit manner I recommend this book to all the people who follow history of Pakistan and its Politics.
Bleak chances but there is still a hope for pakistan.
Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within by Shuja Nawaz
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