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Title: NO EASY DAYS : The Only First-hand Account of the Navy Seal Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden Author: MARK OWEN Price Pak Rs: 1395

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Title: NO EASY DAYS : The Only First-hand Account of the Navy Seal Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden Author: MARK OWEN Price Pak Rs: 1395

 

Title: NO EASY DAYS : The Only First-hand Account of the Navy Seal Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden

Author: MARK OWEN
Price Pak Rs: 1395
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Pages: 336
Publishing Date:2012
Language: ENGLISH
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Isbn: 9780718177515
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NO EASY DAY: THE ONLY FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF THE NAVY SEAL MISSION THAT KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN
By Mark Owen
For the first time anywhere, a first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from inside the US Navy SEAL team who carried out the extraordinary mission to kill the terrorist mastermind.
From the streets of Iraq to the successful rescue of Captain Richard Phillips from pirates in the Indian Ocean; from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, operator Mark Owen of the US Naval Special Warfare Development Group – commonly known as SEAL Team Six – has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines.

 

 

Title: THE UNRAVELING PAKISTAN IN THE AGE OF JIHAD Author: JHON R SCHIMD Price Pak Rs: 795

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Title: THE UNRAVELING PAKISTAN IN THE AGE OF JIHAD

Author: JHON R SCHIMD
Price Pak Rs: 795
Publisher: PICADOR
Pages: 288
Publishing Date:2012
Language: ENGLISH
Format:PAPER Back
Price in Us$: 10 Price Pak Rs: 795
Isbn: 978-0374280437
Book Code: 626
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How did a nation founded as a homeland for South Asian Muslims, most of whom follow a tolerant nonthreatening form of Islam, become a haven for Al Qaeda and a rogue’s gallery of domestic jihadist and sectarian groups? In this groundbreaking history of Pakistan’s involvement with radical Islam, John R. Schmidt, the senior U.S political analyst in Pakistan in the years before 9/11, places the blame squarely on the rulers of the country, who thought they could use Islamic radicals to advance their foreign policy goals without having to pay a steep price. This strategy worked well at first–in Afghanistan during the anti-Soviet jihad, in Kashmir in support of a local uprising against Indian rule, and again in Afghanistan in backing the Taliban in the Afghan civil war. But the government’s plans would begin to unravel in the wake of 9/11, when the rulers’ support for the U.S. war on terror caused many of their jihadist allies to turn against them. Today the army generals and feudal politicians who run Pakistan are by turns fearful of the consequences of going after these groups and hopeful that they can still be used to advance the state’s interests.”The Unraveling” is the clearest account yet of the complex, dangerous relationship between the leaders of Pakistan and jihadist groups–and how the rulers’ decisions have led their nation to the brink of disaster and put other nations at great risk. Can they save their country or will we one day find ourselves confronting the first nuclear-armed jihadist state?

Title: A BRIGHT DREAM IN PRISION A BIOGRAPHY OF FAIZ AHMED FAIZ Author: SALAHUDIN HAIDER Price Pak Rs: 300

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Title: A BRIGHT DREAM IN PRISION A BIOGRAPHY OF FAIZ AHMED FAIZ

Author: SALAHUDIN HAIDER
Price Pak Rs: 300
Publisher: SMP
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Publishing Date:2012
Language: ENGLISH
Format:Hard Back
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Isbn: 9693525183
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Title: I’ll Do It My Way: The Incredible Journey Of Aamir Khan Author: DANIELS Price Pak Rs: 1095

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Title: I’ll Do It My Way: The Incredible Journey Of Aamir Khan

Author: DANIELS
Price Pak Rs: 1095
Publisher: OM BOOKS
Pages: 280
Publishing Date:2012
Language: ENGLISH
Format:Hard Back
Price in Us$: 40 Price Pak Rs:1095
Isbn: 978-9380-06922-7
Book Code: 622
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In contemporary Indian cinema, Aamir Khan has always taken the lesstrodden path, and also delivered box-office hits. Known for his selection of films, he has constantly re-invented himself, and re-defined the approach to filmmaking within the Hindi film industry over the last two decades.

Title: FAUSTUS Author: DAVID MAMET Price Pak Rs: 2395

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Title: FAUSTUS
Author: DAVID MAMET
Price Pak Rs: 2395
Publisher: VINTAGE
Pages:
Publishing Date:2012
Language: ENGLISH
Format:Hard Back
Price in Us$: 14 Price Pak Rs: 2395
Isbn: 978-1400-07648-0
Book Code: 621
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Title: PRIVATE EMPIRE ExxonMobil and American Power Author: STEVE COLL Price Pak Rs: 2295

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Title: PRIVATE EMPIRE

Author: STEVE COLL
Price Pak Rs: 2295
Publisher: ALEN LANE
Pages:688
Publishing Date:2012
Language: ENGLISH
Format:Hard Back
Price in Us$: 31 Price Pak Rs:2295
Isbn: 978-1846146596
Book Code:618
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In Steve Coll, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of Ghost Wars and The Bin Ladens, investigates the notoriously mysterious ExxonMobil Corporation and the secrets of the oil industry.
In many of the nations where it operates, ExxonMobil has a greater sway than that of the US embassy, its annual revenues are larger than the total economic activity in most countries and in Washington it spends more on lobbying than any other corporation. Yet despite its outsized influence, it is to outsiders a black box.
Private Empire begins with the Exxon Valdez accident in 1989 and closes with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Steve Coll’s narrative spans the globe, taking readers to Moscow, impoverished African capitals, Indonesia and elsewhere as ExxonMobil carries out its activities against a backdrop of blackmail threats, kidnapping, civil wars, and high-stakes struggles at the Kremlin. In the US, Coll goes inside ExxonMobil’s ruthless Washington lobbying offices and its corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas, where top executives oversee a bizarre corporate culture of discipline and secrecy.
Private Empire is the masterful result of Steve Coll’s indefatigable reporting, from the halls of Congress to the oil-laden swamps of the Niger Delta; previously classified U.S. documents; heretofore unexamined court records; and many other sources

Title:THE HUNGER GAME ,2 CATCHING FIRE,3 MOCKING JAY Author: SUZANNE COLLINS Price Pak Rs:695 EACH BOOK

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Author: SUZANNE COLLINS
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Publishing Date:2012
Language: URDU
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PAKISTAN ON THE BRINK :The future of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West By Ahmed Rashid Retail price: Pound £ 14.99 (Rs. 1,872.40) Our Disc Discounted Price:Pak Rs.1,395.00

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By Ahmed Rashid
Published Date: 15/03/2012
Format: HardBack
ISBN: 9781846145858
Publisher: Allen Lane Uk
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With Bin Laden dead, Pakistan threatened by internal power struggles, relationships between the United States and Pakistan at an all-time low, and as the US and Britain begin their withdrawal from Afghanistan, what are the possibilities-and hazards-facing the world’s most unstable region? Where is the Taliban now, and how do they figure in the future of Pakistan as well as Afghanistan? What does the immediate future hold, and what are the choices that Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West can make? These are some of the crucial questions that Ahmed Rashid takes on in this follow-up to his acclaimed Descent into Chaos. Rashid correctly predicted that the Iraq war would need to be refocused into Afghanistan, and that Pakistan would emerge as the leading player through which American interests and actions would have to be directed. Now, as Washington and the rest of the West wrestle with negotiating with unreliable and unstable “allies” in Pakistan, there is no better guide to the dark future than Ahmed Rashid. He focuses on the long-term problems: the changing casts of characters, the future of international terrorism, and the actual policies and strategies both within Pakistan and Afghanistan and among the Western allies. As he has done so well in the past, Pakistan on the Brink offers sensible solutions and provides a way forward for all countries involved, while the world tries to bring some stability to a fractured region saddled with a legacy of violence and corruption.

Title: Fatal Faultlines: Pakistan, Islam and the West Author: By Irfan Husain Price Pak Rs:595

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Title: Fatal Faultlines: Pakistan, Islam and the West
Author: By Irfan Husain

Price Pak Rs:595
Publisher: Enigma Books
Pages:256
Publishing Date:2012
Language: English
Format: Paper Back
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Aren’t we the good guys? Don’t Americans spend billions of dollars coming to the aid of Muslim countries when they are subject to calamities? Didn’t we save millions of Muslims from slaughter in Bosnia? So why do so many Muslims hate us?

Veteran journalist Irfan Husain points out in his important new book, Fatal Faultlines: Pakistan, Islam and the West that there are two sides to every argument. And though you may not agree with the other side it is imperative that we at least understand the mind-set of people whose hearts and mind have been lost by the West and the United States.

Using personal experiences, anecdotes and history, Irfan Husain weaves a compelling and highly readable narrative that gives us a different perspective on world affairs and American involvement with the Middle East and the Muslim world.

Title:A stranger in my own country EAST PAKISTAN, 1969–1971 Author: Major General (Retd.) Khadim Hussain Raja Price Pak Rs:695

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Title:A stranger in my own country EAST PAKISTAN, 1969–1971

Author: Major General (Retd.) Khadim Hussain Raja
Price Pak Rs:695
Publisher: OXFORD
Pages:350
Publishing Date:2012
Language: English
Format: Hard Back
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Isbn : 9780195474411
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The 1971 East Pakistan tragedy was not just a failure of the military but also a collapse of civil society in the West Wing. The few voices raised against the military action were too feeble to make the army change its course, a course leading to military defeat and the break-up of the country. At the time, the author was General Officer Commanding 14 Division in East Pakistan. Apart from his direct narration of the events, his portrayal of the major dramatis personae, such as Field Marshal Mohammad Ayub Khan, General Agha Mohammad Yahya Khan, Lieutenant General Tikka Khan and Lieutenant General A.A.K. Niazi, are insightful. A necessary text that demands scrutiny from all interested in the course of Pakistan’s history.

PAKISTAN ON THE BRINK :The future of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West By Ahmed Rashid Retail price: Pound £ 14.99 (Rs. 1,872.40) Our Disc Discounted Price:Pak Rs.1,395.00

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By Ahmed Rashid
Published Date: 15/03/2012
Format: HardBack
ISBN: 9781846145858
Publisher: Allen Lane Uk
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With Bin Laden dead, Pakistan threatened by internal power struggles, relationships between the United States and Pakistan at an all-time low, and as the US and Britain begin their withdrawal from Afghanistan, what are the possibilities-and hazards-facing the world’s most unstable region? Where is the Taliban now, and how do they figure in the future of Pakistan as well as Afghanistan? What does the immediate future hold, and what are the choices that Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West can make? These are some of the crucial questions that Ahmed Rashid takes on in this follow-up to his acclaimed Descent into Chaos. Rashid correctly predicted that the Iraq war would need to be refocused into Afghanistan, and that Pakistan would emerge as the leading player through which American interests and actions would have to be directed. Now, as Washington and the rest of the West wrestle with negotiating with unreliable and unstable “allies” in Pakistan, there is no better guide to the dark future than Ahmed Rashid. He focuses on the long-term problems: the changing casts of characters, the future of international terrorism, and the actual policies and strategies both within Pakistan and Afghanistan and among the Western allies. As he has done so well in the past, Pakistan on the Brink offers sensible solutions and provides a way forward for all countries involved, while the world tries to bring some stability to a fractured region saddled with a legacy of violence and corruption.

Title: Fatal Faultlines: Pakistan, Islam and the West Author: By Irfan Husain Price Pak Rs:595

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Title: Fatal Faultlines: Pakistan, Islam and the West
Author: By Irfan Husain

Price Pak Rs:595
Publisher: Enigma Books
Pages:256
Publishing Date:2012
Language: English
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Isbn : 9781604504781
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Aren’t we the good guys? Don’t Americans spend billions of dollars coming to the aid of Muslim countries when they are subject to calamities? Didn’t we save millions of Muslims from slaughter in Bosnia? So why do so many Muslims hate us?

Veteran journalist Irfan Husain points out in his important new book, Fatal Faultlines: Pakistan, Islam and the West that there are two sides to every argument. And though you may not agree with the other side it is imperative that we at least understand the mind-set of people whose hearts and mind have been lost by the West and the United States.

Using personal experiences, anecdotes and history, Irfan Husain weaves a compelling and highly readable narrative that gives us a different perspective on world affairs and American involvement with the Middle East and the Muslim world.

Title: Black Banners Author: ALI H. SOUFAN Price Pak Rs:1995

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Title: Black Banners

Author: ALI H. SOUFAN

Price Pak Rs:1995
Publisher: VIKING ADULT
Pages:
Publishing Date:2012
Language: English
Format: Hard Back
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Isbn : 978-1846145025
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Book Code:225
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The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan Author: Michael Hastings Price: 995/-

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The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan

Author: Michael Hastings
Paperback: 432 pages
Price: 995/-
ISBN: 9781409144878
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General Stanley McChrystal, the innovative commander of international and US forces in Afghanistan, was living large. Loyal staff liked to call him a ‘rock star’. During a spring 2010 trip across Europe to garner additional Allied help for the war effort, McChrystal was accompanied by journalist Michael Hastings of Rolling Stone. For days, Hastings looked on as McChrystal and his staff let off steam, partying and openly bashing the Obama administration for what they saw as a lack of leadership. When Hastings’ piece appeared a few months later, it set off a political firestorm: McChrystal was ordered to Washington, where he was unceremoniously fired.In The Operators, Hastings gives us a shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of Allied military commanders, their high-stakes manoeuvres and often bitter bureaucratic in-fighting. He takes us on patrol missions in the Afghan hinterlands and to hotel bars where spies and expensive hookers participate in nation-building gone awry, drawing back the curtain on a hellish complexity and, he fears, an unwinnable war.
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Publisher oupNuclear Pakistan Edited by Zulfqar Khan Hardback, 296 pages, Aug 2011 ISBN: 9780199063154 Price: Rs.725.00

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Edited by Zulfqar Khan
Hardback, 296 pages, Aug 2011
ISBN: 9780199063154
Price: Rs.725.00
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Indian Nuclear Deterrence Zafar Iqbal Cheema Hardback, 500 pages, July 2010 ISBN: 9780195979039 Price: Rs.995.00 Publisher oup

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Zafar Iqbal Cheema
Hardback, 500 pages, July 2010
ISBN: 9780195979039
Price: Rs.995.00
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How Pakistan Negotiates with the United States: ByTeresita C. Schaffer and Howard B. Schaffer

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How Pakistan Negotiates with the United States:

Riding the Roller Coaster (Cross-Cultural Negotiation Books) [Paperback]
By: Teresita C. Schaffer and Howard B. Schaffer

Price Pak Rs
Paperback: 210 pages
Publisher: United States Institute of Peace (April 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1601270755
ISBN-13: 978-1601270757
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches

How Pakistan Negotiates with the United States analyzes the themes, techniques, and styles that have characterized Pakistani negotiations with American civilian and military officials since Pakistan’s independence.

Pakistan’s view of the world begins with the 1947 partition of India that created it, and the subsequent insecurity. (Pakistan is one-seventh the size of India.) Kashmir, ruled by India despite a Muslim majority, is an ongoing source of potential conflict between the two. India’s support for the breaking away of East Pakistan in 1971 is another ongoing sore point with Pakistanis.

Pakistan – U.S. relations over the past 60 years have been marked by highs and lows, with three marriages and two divorces. The first divorce came in 1965 during the Pakistan – India war when Pakistan used U.S. provided weapons which Washington had warned them against using vs. India. Pakstan’s nuclear program caused the second divorce, leading to the cut-off of assistance in the 1990s. Both instances involved Pakistan’s refusal to accept U.S. conditions, and have led Pakistan to see the U.S. as an unfaithful ally – especially in comparison with China.

Pakistanis have also come to see the U.S. becoming more aligned with India as a means of counterbalancing China. Thus, Pakistan is not looking towards China, oil-rich Arab nations and other Muslim countries for backing.

Pakistan sees the U.S. as a counterweight to India and its neighbors, and the U.S. tries to use Pakistan to gain influence in the region. More recently, the U.S. has attempted to partner with Pakistan based on the premises that our and their goals in Pakistan are the same, and that both nations need the other. Authors Schaffer contend that this is only half true. Both nations would like to see a peaceful Afghanistan, but U.S. concerns over al Qaeda in Afghanistan are of much less concern to Pakistan than preventing India from having significant influence there. (India’s consulates in Jalalabad and Kandahar don’t help.) Working against the U.S. is Pakistan’s belief that U.S. presence will soon be gone.

Consistent with Pakistan’s lower priority for ridding the area of al Qaeda are U.S. suspicions that the Pakistani government knew of Osama’s location in Abbottabad; the raid also angered and embarrassed the Pakistan army. The U.S. decision to withhold $800 million of military aid from Pakistan, as well as our drone raids that have killed Pakistani soldiers and civilians have strained relations to the point that Pakistan has now closed U.S. access to Afghanistan through the Khyber Pass.

Pakistan has more than 100 nuclear weapons, is building more rapidly than any other nation, and has a population larger than Russia. Pakistan’s military, the dominant ruling force, sees militant groups as actual or potential assets – thus, it will continue to provide sanctuary for ‘friendly’ militant groups.

Bottom-Line” The U.S. has tried to buy Pakistani cooperation with $20 billion in aid since 9/11. Adding criticism to that aid hasn’t helped. Pakistan knows the U.S. fears Pakistan’s collapse, or halting its aid vs. Afghanistan. Only 17% of Pakistanis had a favorable view of the U.S. in 2010, and 63% disapproved of the 2011 raid that killed bin Laden. Given our moving closer to India, and that being Pakistani’s #1 concern, the situation is not likely to improve in the near term.

Pakistan: A Personal History By Imran Khan

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By Imran Khan
Pak Rs 995.00

Imran Khan Niazi (Urdu: عمران خان نیازی; born 25 November 1952) is a Pakistani politician and former cricketer, playing international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century. After retiring, he entered politics. Currently, besides his political activism, Khan is also a philanthropist, cricket commentator, Chancellor of the University of Bradford and Founder and Chairman Board of Governors of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre. Arguably Pakistan’s most successful cricket captain, Khan played for the Pakistani cricket team from 1971 to 1992 and served as its captain intermittently throughout 1982–1992. After retiring from cricket at the end of the 1987 World Cup, he was called back to join the team in 1988. At 39, Khan led his teammates to Pakistan’s first and only World Cup victory in 1992.

The Future of Pakistan By Stephen P Cohen Retail price: Rs. 1,595.00

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The Future of Pakistan

By Stephen P Cohen
Published Date: 29/02/2012
Format: HardBack
ISBN: 9780198079774
Publisher: Oxford University
No of Pages: 325
Retail price: Rs. 1,595.00

With each passing day, Pakistan becomes an even more crucial player in world affairs.
Home of the world s second largest Muslim population, epicenter of the global jihad, location of perhaps the planet s most dangerous borderlands, and armed with nuclear weapons, this South Asian nation will go a long way toward determining what the world looks like ten years from now. The Future of Pakistan presents and evaluates several scenarios for how the country will develop, evolve, and act in the near future, as well as the geopolitical implications of each. Led by renowned South Asia expert Stephen P. Cohen, a team of authoritative contributors looks at several pieces of the Pakistan puzzle.

The book begins with Cohen s broad yet detailed overview of Pakistan, placing it within the context of current-day geopolitics and international economics. Cohen s piece is then followed by a number of shorter, more tightly focused essays addressing more specific issues of concern. Cohen s fellow contributors hail from America, Europe, India, and Pakistan itself, giving the book a uniquely international and comparative perspective. They address critical factors such as the role and impact of radical groups and militants, developments in specific key regions such as Punjab and the rugged frontier with Afghanistan, and the influence of and interactions with India, Pakistan s archrival since birth.

The book also breaks down relations with other international powers such as China and the United States. The all important military and internal security apparatus come under scrutiny, as do rapidly morphing social and gender issues. Political and party developments are examined along with the often amorphous division of power between Islamabad and the nation s regions and local powers. Uncertainty about Pakistan s trajectory persists. The Future of Pakistan helps us understand the current circumstances, the relevant actors and their motivation, the critical issues at hand, the different outcomes they might produce, and what it all means for Pakistanis, Indians, the United States, and the entire world.

Kashmir: The Case for Freedom By Arundhati Roy PricePak: Rs. 1,350.00

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By Arundhati Roy

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At home, the Kashmiri peoples ongoing quest for justice and self-determination is as much ignored by their venal politicians as it is rejected by Pakistan. Internationally, their struggle is forgotten, as the West refuses to bring pressure to bear on its regional ally India. Kashmir: The Case for Freedom is an impassioned attempt to redress this imbalance and to fill the gap in our moral imagination. Covering Kashmirs past and present and the occupation s causes and consequences, the authors issue a clarion call for the withdrawal of Indian troops and for Kashmirs right to self determination.

Published Date: 24/10/2011
Format: PaperBack
ISBN: 9781844677351
Publisher: Verso
No of Pages: 160

Pakistan The US, Geopolitics and Grand Strategies Usama Butt, Julian Schofield Paperback Buy Now £17.00

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Pakistan
The US, Geopolitics and Grand Strategies

Usama Butt, Julian Schofield
ISBN: 9780745332062
Size: 215mm x 135mm Format: Paperback
Extent: 288pp
Release Date: 13 Feb 2012
Size: 215mm x 135mm
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The killing of Osama Bin Laden highlighted the tense relationship between the US and Pakistani governments. This book considers the evolving nature of this relationship and Pakistan’s place within the global order.

Whereas standard accounts focus on the US-Pakistan relationship in isolation, Pakistan: The US, Geopolitics and Grand Strategies provides a broader geopolitical perspective. It analyses Pakistan’s relations with the US after a decade of the war on terror as well as Pakistan’s regional relations, which provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of Pakistan’s interests.

Contributions from experts in both Pakistan and the West mean that this book will be vital reading for anyone seeking to understand this troubled nation.

About The Author

Usama Butt is a London-based academic specialising in Pakistan and Islamism. He is the co-editor of Pakistan’s Quagmire: Security, Strategy, and the Future of the Islamic-nuclear Nation (2010).

Julian Schofield is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Concordia University, Canada. He has been a key advisor to the Canadian government and intelligence services on Pakistan. He is the author of Militarization and War (2007).
Preface
Introduction
Part I: Pakistan-US Relations
1: Changing dynamics: Islamic Orientation of the Pakistani State & the Islamic Reaction of the Masses, in the World of ‘Terror’, by Usama Butt
2: When Realities Collide: Differing U.S.-Pakistan Threat Perceptions, by Michael Rubin
3: The Influence of Domestic Politics on the Making of US-Pakistan Foreign Policy, by Mariam Mufti
4: Pakistan, Afghanistan & US: A Triangle of Distrust, by Nasir Islam
5: Pakistan’s Quest for Security and Survival and US-Pakistan Relations, by Shamshad Ahmad
6: The Fallout of US Af-Pak Strategy on Current and Future US-Pak Relations, by Ishtiaq Ahmed
Part II: Pakistan’s Foreign Relations
7: China-Pakistan Relations and the War on Terror, by Julian Schofield
8: US-Pakistan Relations in Regional Perspective: Shifting Perspectives from the Arab-Gulf & the Role of the EU, by Christian Koch
9: Pakistan-Saudi relations: an Assessment, by Gawdat Bhagat
10: Pakistan & Iran: A Relation in search of meaning, by Harsh V. Pant
11: Nuclear Question: Nuclear Security and the US & Western Concerns, by Shaista Tabassum
Epilogue, by Usama Butt and Julian Schofield
Glossary
Index

Pakistan The US, Geopolitics and Grand Strategies Usama Butt, Julian Schofield Paperback Buy Now £17.00 Price Pak Rs 1395

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Pakistan
The US, Geopolitics and Grand Strategies

Usama Butt, Julian Schofield
ISBN: 9780745332062
Size: 215mm x 135mm Format: Paperback
Extent: 288pp
Release Date: 13 Feb 2012
Size: 215mm x 135mm
Format: Paperback
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Product Description

The killing of Osama Bin Laden highlighted the tense relationship between the US and Pakistani governments. This book considers the evolving nature of this relationship and Pakistan’s place within the global order.

Whereas standard accounts focus on the US-Pakistan relationship in isolation, Pakistan: The US, Geopolitics and Grand Strategies provides a broader geopolitical perspective. It analyses Pakistan’s relations with the US after a decade of the war on terror as well as Pakistan’s regional relations, which provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of Pakistan’s interests.

Contributions from experts in both Pakistan and the West mean that this book will be vital reading for anyone seeking to understand this troubled nation.

About The Author

Usama Butt is a London-based academic specialising in Pakistan and Islamism. He is the co-editor of Pakistan’s Quagmire: Security, Strategy, and the Future of the Islamic-nuclear Nation (2010).

Julian Schofield is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Concordia University, Canada. He has been a key advisor to the Canadian government and intelligence services on Pakistan. He is the author of Militarization and War (2007).
Preface
Introduction
Part I: Pakistan-US Relations
1: Changing dynamics: Islamic Orientation of the Pakistani State & the Islamic Reaction of the Masses, in the World of ‘Terror’, by Usama Butt
2: When Realities Collide: Differing U.S.-Pakistan Threat Perceptions, by Michael Rubin
3: The Influence of Domestic Politics on the Making of US-Pakistan Foreign Policy, by Mariam Mufti
4: Pakistan, Afghanistan & US: A Triangle of Distrust, by Nasir Islam
5: Pakistan’s Quest for Security and Survival and US-Pakistan Relations, by Shamshad Ahmad
6: The Fallout of US Af-Pak Strategy on Current and Future US-Pak Relations, by Ishtiaq Ahmed
Part II: Pakistan’s Foreign Relations
7: China-Pakistan Relations and the War on Terror, by Julian Schofield
8: US-Pakistan Relations in Regional Perspective: Shifting Perspectives from the Arab-Gulf & the Role of the EU, by Christian Koch
9: Pakistan-Saudi relations: an Assessment, by Gawdat Bhagat
10: Pakistan & Iran: A Relation in search of meaning, by Harsh V. Pant
11: Nuclear Question: Nuclear Security and the US & Western Concerns, by Shaista Tabassum
Epilogue, by Usama Butt and Julian Schofield
Glossary
Index

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The US, Geopolitics and Grand Strategies

Usama Butt, Julian Schofield
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The killing of Osama Bin Laden highlighted the tense relationship between the US and Pakistani governments. This book considers the evolving nature of this relationship and Pakistan’s place within the global order.

Whereas standard accounts focus on the US-Pakistan relationship in isolation, Pakistan: The US, Geopolitics and Grand Strategies provides a broader geopolitical perspective. It analyses Pakistan’s relations with the US after a decade of the war on terror as well as Pakistan’s regional relations, which provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of Pakistan’s interests.

Contributions from experts in both Pakistan and the West mean that this book will be vital reading for anyone seeking to understand this troubled nation.

About The Author

Usama Butt is a London-based academic specialising in Pakistan and Islamism. He is the co-editor of Pakistan’s Quagmire: Security, Strategy, and the Future of the Islamic-nuclear Nation (2010).

Julian Schofield is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Concordia University, Canada. He has been a key advisor to the Canadian government and intelligence services on Pakistan. He is the author of Militarization and War (2007).
Preface
Introduction
Part I: Pakistan-US Relations
1: Changing dynamics: Islamic Orientation of the Pakistani State & the Islamic Reaction of the Masses, in the World of ‘Terror’, by Usama Butt
2: When Realities Collide: Differing U.S.-Pakistan Threat Perceptions, by Michael Rubin
3: The Influence of Domestic Politics on the Making of US-Pakistan Foreign Policy, by Mariam Mufti
4: Pakistan, Afghanistan & US: A Triangle of Distrust, by Nasir Islam
5: Pakistan’s Quest for Security and Survival and US-Pakistan Relations, by Shamshad Ahmad
6: The Fallout of US Af-Pak Strategy on Current and Future US-Pak Relations, by Ishtiaq Ahmed
Part II: Pakistan’s Foreign Relations
7: China-Pakistan Relations and the War on Terror, by Julian Schofield
8: US-Pakistan Relations in Regional Perspective: Shifting Perspectives from the Arab-Gulf & the Role of the EU, by Christian Koch
9: Pakistan-Saudi relations: an Assessment, by Gawdat Bhagat
10: Pakistan & Iran: A Relation in search of meaning, by Harsh V. Pant
11: Nuclear Question: Nuclear Security and the US & Western Concerns, by Shaista Tabassum
Epilogue, by Usama Butt and Julian Schofield
Glossary
Index

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Pakistan: Terrorism Ground Zero [Hardcover] by Rohan Gunaratna and Khuram Iqbal List Price: $29.00 Rs995

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Pakistan is the keystone in the international fight against terrorism today. After the US-led coalition targeted terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan, these groups, including al Qaeda and the Taliban, relocated to the Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan. From its base in this remote, inhospitable region of Pakistan, al Qaeda and its associated cells have planned, prepared, and executed numerous terrorist attacks around the world, in addition to supporting and waging insurgencies in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and elsewhere.

This book is the first detailed analysis of the myriad insurgent groups working in Pakistan. Written by well-known expert on global terrorism Rohan Gunaratna and Khuram Iqbal, a leading scholar in Pakistan, the book examines and reviews the nature, structure, and agendas of the groups, their links to activists in other countries, such as India and Iran, and the difficulties of defeating terrorism in this part of the world. Drawing on extensive field research and interviews with government officials and former terrorists, the authors argue that Pakistan faces grave and continuing pressures from within, and that without steadfast international goodwill and support, the threats of extremism, terrorism, and insurgency will continue to grow.
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by Rohan Gunaratna and Khuram Iqbal
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Pakistan is the keystone in the international fight against terrorism today. After the US-led coalition targeted terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan, these groups, including al Qaeda and the Taliban, relocated to the Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan. From its base in this remote, inhospitable region of Pakistan, al Qaeda and its associated cells have planned, prepared, and executed numerous terrorist attacks around the world, in addition to supporting and waging insurgencies in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and elsewhere.

This book is the first detailed analysis of the myriad insurgent groups working in Pakistan. Written by well-known expert on global terrorism Rohan Gunaratna and Khuram Iqbal, a leading scholar in Pakistan, the book examines and reviews the nature, structure, and agendas of the groups, their links to activists in other countries, such as India and Iran, and the difficulties of defeating terrorism in this part of the world. Drawing on extensive field research and interviews with government officials and former terrorists, the authors argue that Pakistan faces grave and continuing pressures from within, and that without steadfast international goodwill and support, the threats of extremism, terrorism, and insurgency will continue to grow.
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No Higher Honor: A Memoir Of My Years In Washington By Condoleezza Rice Published Date: 01/11/2011 Format: HardBack ISBN: 9780307587862 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Uk No of Pages: 784 Rating: Retail price: Rs. 1,795.00

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No Higher Honor: A Memoir Of My Years In Washington

By Condoleezza Rice

From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government. In her position as America’s chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes bitter enemies, forging agreement on divisive issues, and compiling a remarkable record of achievement.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama who overcame the racism of the Civil Rights era to become a brilliant academic and expert on foreign affairs, Rice distinguished herself as an advisor to George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign. Once Bush was elected, she served as his chief adviser on national security issues a job whose duties included harmonizing the relationship between the Secretaries of State and Defense. It was a role that deepened her bond with the President and ultimately made her one of his closest confidantes.

With the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Rice found herself at the center of the Administration’s intense efforts to keep America safe. Here, Rice describes the events of that harrowing day and the tumultuous days after. No day was ever the same. Additionally, Rice also reveals new details of the debates that led to the war in Afghanistan and then Iraq.

The eyes of the nation were once again focused on Rice in 2004 when she appeared before the 9-11 Commission to answer tough questions regarding the country’s preparedness for and immediate response to the 9-11attacks. Her responses, it was generally conceded, would shape the nation’s perception of the Administration’s competence during the crisis. Rice conveys just how pressure-filled that appearance was and her surprised gratitude when, in succeeding days, she was broadly saluted for her grace and forthrightness.

From that point forward, Rice was aggressively sought after by the media and regarded by some as the Administration’s most effective champion.

Published Date: 01/11/2011
Format: HardBack
ISBN: 9780307587862
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Uk
No of Pages: 784
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No Higher Honor: A Memoir Of My Years In Washington By Condoleezza Rice Published Date: 01/11/2011 Format: HardBack ISBN: 9780307587862 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Uk No of Pages: 784 Rating: Retail price: Rs. 1,795.00

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No Higher Honor: A Memoir Of My Years In Washington

By Condoleezza Rice

From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government. In her position as America’s chief diplomat, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, seeking common ground among sometimes bitter enemies, forging agreement on divisive issues, and compiling a remarkable record of achievement.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama who overcame the racism of the Civil Rights era to become a brilliant academic and expert on foreign affairs, Rice distinguished herself as an advisor to George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign. Once Bush was elected, she served as his chief adviser on national security issues a job whose duties included harmonizing the relationship between the Secretaries of State and Defense. It was a role that deepened her bond with the President and ultimately made her one of his closest confidantes.

With the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Rice found herself at the center of the Administration’s intense efforts to keep America safe. Here, Rice describes the events of that harrowing day and the tumultuous days after. No day was ever the same. Additionally, Rice also reveals new details of the debates that led to the war in Afghanistan and then Iraq.

The eyes of the nation were once again focused on Rice in 2004 when she appeared before the 9-11 Commission to answer tough questions regarding the country’s preparedness for and immediate response to the 9-11attacks. Her responses, it was generally conceded, would shape the nation’s perception of the Administration’s competence during the crisis. Rice conveys just how pressure-filled that appearance was and her surprised gratitude when, in succeeding days, she was broadly saluted for her grace and forthrightness.

From that point forward, Rice was aggressively sought after by the media and regarded by some as the Administration’s most effective champion.

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The Pakistan US Conundrum: Jihadists The Military And The People The Struggle For Control By Yunas Samad Published Date: 28/02/2011 Format: PaperBack ISBN: 9781849040105 Publisher: C. Hurst & Co No of Pages: 254 Rating: Retail price: Rs. 1,395.00 Our price: Rs. 1,395.00

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The Pakistan US Conundrum: Jihadists The Military And The People The Struggle For Control

By Yunas Samad

Yunas Samad’s trenchant analysis of contemporary Pakistan features five main players: the people, the army, the Islamists, the politicians and the Americans. His book explains how a series of alliances borne of political and strategic expediency between the US and the military, between these parties and the Afghan mujahidin, and between various Pakistani politicians and some or all of the above – have continually undermined the state to the extent that its very existence is now in jeopardy. Much of the country is now under the de facto control of an indigenous, ‘Pakistani’, Taliban, whose writ is extending to Swat, Punjab and Sind along with its traditional bastion in the North West Frontier. Yet even in this parlous situation Pakistan’s military and intelligence apparatus continue to be obsessed with waging a proxy war against India, whether in Kashmir or Afghanistan, at the expense of their own state’s stability, while some elements now, paradoxically, see American influence in Afghanistan as a greater threat to Pakistan than the traditional foe across its eastern border. These high stakes contests for strategic and political power have also harmed Pakistan’s economy, argues Samad, impoverishing many of its people while the military ‘state within a state elite’ benefits from American largesse and a tiny business elite enjoys the rich pickings of the of neo-liberal policies enacted at the behest of the World Bank and other international agencies. In conclusion Samad returns to his key themes: explaining how ordinary Pakistanis have been ignored by the country’s military and civilian rulers, how their material circumstances have steadily deteriorated over the last twenty or more years and how grand strategic designs fashioned in Islamabad and Washington continue to undermine political life and have ushered in forms of Islamist and sectarian politics that were largely unknown in Pakistan.

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