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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He also gives us the history of the inconsistencies of US-Pakistan relations which explain the often conspiratorial perceptions of many Pakistanis towards the United States today.

It is important to read books such as this to understand not how the army retains power, but to piece together a national psyche that guides Pakistan’s nation building. Jul 29, Barry Sierer rated it it was amazing. Feb 21, Mansoor Azam rated it it was ok. Surpassing the Sovereign State David A.

Also provides invaluable insight into the workings of the most powerful institution of Pakistan, its Army. Provided great insight into the pivotal role the Pak Army has on its national system of government.

Lists with This Book. Oct 19, Mehtab Mumtaz rated it sworda liked it. Dec 29, Sworrds Azam rated it really liked it.

The Journal of Military History. Shuja Nawaz has therefore filled a serious gap in the scholarship, and his comprehensive survey is the result of some thirty years of research.

Key Events – Pakistan and Its Army 2. Tahir Hussain rated it it was amazing Oct 09, These uprisings have pitted the Jihadis and their Al Qaeda associates against the army, breaking a relationship between the Mullahs and the Military that xwords born during the regime of General Ziaul Haq in the s and sustained by Pakistan’s support of the Kashmiri uprising against India through the army’s Jihadi surrogates.


The Legacy of Conflict: This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.

A must nawwaz for the youth, especially if they want to have a good grip on Pakistan’s history up till Gen Musharraf’s Era.

Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within

It has also provoked much street unrest within Pakistan, a country facing a hostile larger neighbour, India, and wracked by internal wars and insurrections, pitting linguistic, ethnic, and religious groups against each other and the state. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Without cookies your experience may not nawwaz seamless. Using many hitherto unpublished materials from the archives of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the General Headquarters of the Pakistan army, as well as interviews with key military and political figures in Pakistan and the United States, he sheds light not only on the Pakistan army and its US connections but also on Pakistan as a key Muslim country in one of the world’s toughest neighbourhoods.

He then draws lessons from this history that may help Pakistan end its wars within and create a stabler political entity.

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Oct 05, Umair Hashmi rated it liked it. Aug 02, I rated it really liked it. Author has included historic facts never mentioned before. Pakistan and its army are inseparable entities. Jan 06, Alok Agarwal added it. Shuja Nawaz examines the army and Pakistan in both peace and war. Army, a state within, instead of holding country together is responsible for the mess Pakistan find itself in. Want to Read Nawazz Reading Read. This also clearly explains the fear of abandonment Pak feels about the U.


A detailed history of Pakistan, its politics, wars with India by Shuja Nawaz.

America Right or Wrong Anatol Lieven. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Regardless of whether he stays or goes, the role and nature of the Pakistan army remains key to Pakistan’s future.

Crossed Swords – Paperback – Shuja Nawaz – Oxford University Press

To ask other readers questions about Crossed Swordsplease sign up. Oxford University Press, 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.

Why the war failed! Nawaz dwells less on the corruption of the army itself, and there is too little, perhaps, on the excesses of the ISI, the military intelligence branch, but there is a 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.

Built on the Johns Hopkins Nzwaz Campus. He then draws lessons from this history that may help Pakistan end its wars within and create naawz stabler political entity. Enter the British Oct 20, Pradeep Kanthan rated it really liked it.

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Jan 23, Malik Qaisar Iqbal added it. Choose your country or region Close. Academic Skip to main content. This is a shuna and stimulating book, and highly recommended.