Pakistan's Foreign Policy 1947-2012: A Concise History by Abdul SattarPakistan's Foreign Policy 1947-2012: A Concise History by Abdul Sattar

Pakistan's Foreign Policy 1947-2012: A Concise History

byAbdul Sattar

Hardcover | November 15, 2013

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This new edition has been updated to provide an insight into the making, implementation, and consequences of Pakistan's foreign policy from Partition to post-9/11 years. It will facilitate a deeper understanding of the strategic compulsions that have driven decision-making in Pakistan'snational security and foreign policy. This concise history will be of interest to readers seeking to form an objective perspective on Pakistan's foreign policy.
With a thirty-nine year career span in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdul Sattar was twice Pakistan's Foreign Minister, from July to October 1993, and from 1999 to 2002. He was Foreign Secretary from 1986 to 1988 and twice Pakistan's Ambassador to India. He also served as Ambassador to the USSR and Permanent Representative to the I...
Title:Pakistan's Foreign Policy 1947-2012: A Concise HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:402 pagesPublished:November 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199069107

ISBN - 13:9780199069101

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Table of Contents

ForewordPrefacePreface to Third Edition1. The Emergence of PakistanHistorical Background2. Foreign Policy - BeginningsThe Founding Father's VisionEnduring Relevance of PrinciplesThe Shadow of PartitionThe Muslim World3. The Kashmir Question, 1947-57The DisputeAt the United NationsThe Dispute Festers4. Search for SecurityUSSRApproaches to the USAKorean WarJapanChina5. AlliancesFour Alliances6. Alliances - Costs and BenefitsCosts of the AlliancesUS Alliance StrengthenedBenefits of the AlliancesSwings of Opinion in the USA and Pakistan7. Relations with China and Other DevelopmentsChinaPakistan-China Boundary Agreement, 1962Sino-Pakistan EntenteOman: Gwadar RetrocessionIndus Waters Treaty, 1960India-China Border War, 1962Pakistan-US Relations CorrodedNegotiations on Kashmir, 1962-63Changing Strategic EnvironmentAlliance under StrainAyub Khan's Visits to China and the USSRSecond Afro-Asian SummitUS ReactionRCD and IPECC8. The Pakistan-India War, 1965Clash in KutchOperation GibraltarEscalation to WarStance of Foreign PowersThe Tashkent DeclarationBilateralism9. Bitter Legacy of War, 1965-71Organization of the Islamic Conference10. 1971 DisasterBhutto's New Policy, 1971-7311. Shimla Agreement: Negotiating under DuressOpening GambitPrinciples of RelationsWithdrawal from Occupied TerritoryJammu and KashmirDenouementAssessmentSecret Understanding?Normalisation with Bangladesh12. The Nuclear Programme and Relations with the USA13. The Afghanistan CrisisRevival of the US AllianceGeneva Accords14. Kashmir: The Struggle for Azadi15. The Afghanistan Civil War, 1990-1998The Rise of the TalibanProxy WarFatal BlundersRetrospect16. Pakistan-India Disputes and CrisesSir CreekSiachen: A Dispute within a DisputeSalal, Wullar, Baglihar, and Kishenganga ProjectsConsular MissionsIndian Plan for Attack on Kahuta, 1984The Brasstacks Crisis, 1986-87Re-entry to the CommonwealthWar Averted, 1990Disarmament Issues17. Nuclear Weapons and Missile SystemsNuclear TestsIssues and Non-Issues18. Increasing Isolation, 1990-2001US Sanctions AgainSupport for the TalibanDeclining PrestigeNuclear TestsPakistan-India Dialogue, 1997-99The Kargil Crisis, 1999Coping with IsolationThe Agra Summit19. Post-9/11 PolicyPolicy Planning by PakistanUS PolicyConsultation with Opinion LeadersEconomic Cooperation and Assistance20. On-Off Partnership with USA, 2001 - 201221. TerrorismIssues and Non-Issues22. Afghanistan, 2001 - 201223. Pakistan-India RelationsRetrospect24. Pakistan-China All Weather Friendship25. International OrganisationsHuman RightsInternational Financial Institutions (IFIs)SAARC and ECO26. Policy in a Changing WorldInternational PoliticsGlobal Power HierarchyForeign Policy AppraisalAppendicesI. The Shimla Agreement, 1972II. Composite Dialogue, 1997-98III. The Lahore Declaration, 21 February 1999IV. The Agra Declaration, 2001 Draft AgreementV. Presidents, Prime Ministers and ForeignMinisters of PakistanBibliographyIndex