Pakistans Foreign Policy: Reappraisal

Paperback | January 7, 2010

byShahid M. Amin

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This book is a penetrating analysis of Pakistan's foreign policy from the time of Independence in 1947 until the beginning of the new millennium.The formulation of Pakistan's foreign policy has been discussed from a fresh perspective. The author has tried to pragmatically examine the structural failures of Pakistan's foreign policy-making process and calls for new thinking on various aspects of Pakistan's foreign policy, with specialemphasis on Pakistan-India relations vis-a-vis Kashmir, and suggests various policy options and indicates their possible consequences for Pakistan. The author makes a strong plea for realism and moderation, taking into account the best interests of Pakistan, particularly in view of the acquisitionof nuclear weapons by both India and Pakistan.The book is based on the author's personal observations and analysis during thirty-nine years of diplomatic service as Pakistan's Ambassador and Special Envoy to various countries around the world.This new edition contains a chapter on the post 9/11 developments in Pakistan's foreign policy.

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This book is a penetrating analysis of Pakistan's foreign policy from the time of Independence in 1947 until the beginning of the new millennium.The formulation of Pakistan's foreign policy has been discussed from a fresh perspective. The author has tried to pragmatically examine the structural failures of Pakistan's foreign policy-mak...

Shahid M. Amin served in the Pakistan Foreign Service in various capacities including Ambassador and Special Envoy. He was Pakistan's ambassador to Saudi Arabia, France, the Soviet Union, Nigeria, and Libya, with concurrent accreditation to several other countries. He was also posted in New Delhi, Kabul, Tehran, Brussels, London, and ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.07 inPublished:January 7, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195479122

ISBN - 13:9780195479126

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Table of Contents

1. The Rationale for Partition and Peaceful Co-existence2. Indo-Pakistan Relations: The First Phase3. Pakistan's Quest for Security4. The First Indo-Pakistan War, 19655. The Second Indo-Pakistan War, 19716. The Resurgence of Pakistan after 19717. The Afghanistan Problem8. Pakistan's Multilateral Diplomacy9. Pakistan's Relations with the Islamic World10. Pakistan's Relations with China11. A Reappraisal of Indo-Pakistan Relations12. Learning from Experience13. The Kargil Crisis: An Assessment14. Strengthening the OIC15. The Role of the Islamic World in Global Politics16. The Fall of the Soviet Union: Implications for Pakistan17. Post 9/11 Developments in Pakistan's Foreign PolicyIndex