Pakistans Foreign Policy- Third Edition

A Reappraisal

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9780190703936

Publication date:

09/02/2022

Paperback

318 pages

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ISBN:

9780190703936

Publication date:

09/02/2022

Paperback

318 pages

Shahid M. Amin

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.

Rights:  World Rights

Shahid M. Amin

Description

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 pragmatically examines the structural failures of Pakistan's foreign policy-making process and calls for new thinking on various aspects of Pakistan's foreign policy, with special emphasis on Pakistan-India relations vis-à-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 acquisition of 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 edition contains a new introduction and a chapter on the developments in Pakistan's foreign policy from 2010 to 2020.

About the author:

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 New York. Shahid M. Amin retired from the Foreign Service in 1997 and this is his first book. He is a well-known figure in the media where he participates in discussions on international affairs and Pakistan's political and economic scenario. The author has also published articles on foreign affairs in local and international publications. His other publications include Realism in Politics (ABC, 2003); Reminiscences of a Pakistani Diplomat (KCFR, 2005); Europe and the Muslim World: Coexistence or Conflict? (University of Karachi, 2012); A Concise History of Pakistan (IoBM, 2015); Pakistan Forever (PFI, Islamabad, 2017).

Shahid M. Amin

Table of contents

Introduction to the Third Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
1 The Rationale for Partition and Peaceful Co-existence
2 India-Pakistan Relations: The First Phase

  • Indian Efforts to Undo Pakistan
  • The Kashmir Dispute
    3 Pakistan's Quest for Security
    4 The First India-Pakistan War, 1965
    5 The Second India-Pakistan War, 1971
    6 The Resurgence of Pakistan after 1971
  • Lahore Islamic Summit
  • Nuclear Capability
    7 The Afghanistan Problem
  • Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan
  • The Afghan Problem in the Post-Soviet Era
  • Pakistan-Iran Differences on the Afghan Issue
    8 Pakistan's Multilateral Diplomacy
    9 Pakistan's Relations with the Islamic World
  • Turkey
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Iran
  • Libya
  • Egypt
  • Other Islamic States
  • Conclusion
    10 Pakistan's Relations with China
    11 A Reappraisal of India-Pakistan Relations
  • The Negative Elements
  • The Positive Exceptions: Indus Waters Treaty and the Rann of Kutch Arbitration
  • Nuclear Explosions by India and Pakistan
  • The Case for Fresh Thinking
  • Indian Acceptance of the Irreversible Separation of Pakistan
  • Pakistan's Acceptance of the Realities in the Subcontinent
  • Rethinking on Kashmir
  • The Moral Dimension
  • The Pragmatic Considerations
  • Options before Pakistan
    12 Learning from Experience
    13 The Kargil Crisis: An Assessment
    14 Strengthening the OIC
    15 The Role of the Islamic World in Global Politics
    16 The Fall of the Soviet Union: Implications for Pakistan
    17 Post 9/11 Developments in Pakistan's Foreign Policy
  • War against Terror: US-Pakistan Relations
  • Pakistan-India Relations after 9/11
  • Prospects for Peace in South Asia
    18 Pakistan's Foreign Policy (20102020)
  • Downward Slope in US-Pakistan Relations
    - The Raymond Davis Case
    - The Death of Osama Bin Laden
    - Memogate Scandal
    - Salala Incident
    - Drone Attacks
    - Operation Zarb-i-Azb
    - Trump Accuses Pakistan of Duplicity
    - Conclusion
  • Pakistan-India Tensions
    - Pulwama and Surgical Strikes
    - Indian Repression in Kashmir
    - Anti-Muslim Laws in India
    - Kulbhushan Jadhav Case
    - Kartarpur Corridor
  • Pakistan-China Relations
  • Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations
    - Chabahar as Transit Route
  • Pakistan-Russia Relations
  • Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Relations
  • Pakistan-Iran Relations
    Index

Shahid M. Amin

Shahid M. Amin

Shahid M. Amin

Description

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 pragmatically examines the structural failures of Pakistan's foreign policy-making process and calls for new thinking on various aspects of Pakistan's foreign policy, with special emphasis on Pakistan-India relations vis-à-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 acquisition of 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 edition contains a new introduction and a chapter on the developments in Pakistan's foreign policy from 2010 to 2020.

About the author:

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 New York. Shahid M. Amin retired from the Foreign Service in 1997 and this is his first book. He is a well-known figure in the media where he participates in discussions on international affairs and Pakistan's political and economic scenario. The author has also published articles on foreign affairs in local and international publications. His other publications include Realism in Politics (ABC, 2003); Reminiscences of a Pakistani Diplomat (KCFR, 2005); Europe and the Muslim World: Coexistence or Conflict? (University of Karachi, 2012); A Concise History of Pakistan (IoBM, 2015); Pakistan Forever (PFI, Islamabad, 2017).

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Table of contents

Introduction to the Third Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
1 The Rationale for Partition and Peaceful Co-existence
2 India-Pakistan Relations: The First Phase

  • Indian Efforts to Undo Pakistan
  • The Kashmir Dispute
    3 Pakistan's Quest for Security
    4 The First India-Pakistan War, 1965
    5 The Second India-Pakistan War, 1971
    6 The Resurgence of Pakistan after 1971
  • Lahore Islamic Summit
  • Nuclear Capability
    7 The Afghanistan Problem
  • Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan
  • The Afghan Problem in the Post-Soviet Era
  • Pakistan-Iran Differences on the Afghan Issue
    8 Pakistan's Multilateral Diplomacy
    9 Pakistan's Relations with the Islamic World
  • Turkey
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Iran
  • Libya
  • Egypt
  • Other Islamic States
  • Conclusion
    10 Pakistan's Relations with China
    11 A Reappraisal of India-Pakistan Relations
  • The Negative Elements
  • The Positive Exceptions: Indus Waters Treaty and the Rann of Kutch Arbitration
  • Nuclear Explosions by India and Pakistan
  • The Case for Fresh Thinking
  • Indian Acceptance of the Irreversible Separation of Pakistan
  • Pakistan's Acceptance of the Realities in the Subcontinent
  • Rethinking on Kashmir
  • The Moral Dimension
  • The Pragmatic Considerations
  • Options before Pakistan
    12 Learning from Experience
    13 The Kargil Crisis: An Assessment
    14 Strengthening the OIC
    15 The Role of the Islamic World in Global Politics
    16 The Fall of the Soviet Union: Implications for Pakistan
    17 Post 9/11 Developments in Pakistan's Foreign Policy
  • War against Terror: US-Pakistan Relations
  • Pakistan-India Relations after 9/11
  • Prospects for Peace in South Asia
    18 Pakistan's Foreign Policy (20102020)
  • Downward Slope in US-Pakistan Relations
    - The Raymond Davis Case
    - The Death of Osama Bin Laden
    - Memogate Scandal
    - Salala Incident
    - Drone Attacks
    - Operation Zarb-i-Azb
    - Trump Accuses Pakistan of Duplicity
    - Conclusion
  • Pakistan-India Tensions
    - Pulwama and Surgical Strikes
    - Indian Repression in Kashmir
    - Anti-Muslim Laws in India
    - Kulbhushan Jadhav Case
    - Kartarpur Corridor
  • Pakistan-China Relations
  • Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations
    - Chabahar as Transit Route
  • Pakistan-Russia Relations
  • Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Relations
  • Pakistan-Iran Relations
    Index

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