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 . 1 Oct Crossed Swords. Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within. Shuja Nawaz. Oxford Pakistan Paperbacks. The definitive, inside story and historical. 22 May Based on 30 years of research and analysis, this definitive book is a profound, multi-layered, and historical analysis of the nature and role of the.

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Oct 05, Umair Hashmi rated it liked it. Based on 30 years of research and analysis, Shuja Nawaz, who has ancient military ties and whose brother, General Asif Nawaz, was army chief overdelves into these and other questions.

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It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Book titles OR Journal titles. Author’s grip over the history and his comprehension is excellent and is conveyed to the reader in an explicit manner I recommend this book to all the people who follow history of Pakistan and its Politics.

This book is a profound, multi-layered, and historical analysis of the nature and role of the Crossee army in the country’s polity as well as its turbulent relationship with the United States.

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

Rightly said to understand Pakistan you need to understand its army which crossde author seems to know very well. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Liberal Autocrat There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Republic of Equals Alan Thomas. Rob Johnson Crossed Swords: Jan 23, Khalid rated it really liked it Shelves: Or will an eventually unstable and Islamist-controlled army contribute to the collapse of the current Pakistani state and change its relationship with the West?

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Rich in sources; probably a good reference book; but only interesting where the author sheds his Military Establishment skin and expresses his own thoughts. No trivia or quizzes yet. An impressive study of the Pakistan army and its history and all the ups and downs the country has seen so far.

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Many fear that an undemocratic Pakistan fighting its many internal wars may become a ‘failed state’, with dire consequences for the volatile and strategic region of the world in which it resides. Enter the British 3: The Liberal Autocrat There are relatively few books dedicated to the entire dwords of the Pakistan Army, and fewer still manage to combine both the political and the military activities of this important institution.


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

Wars and Consequences Enter the Ehuja A Superpower Transformed Daniel J. Jan 06, Alok Agarwal added it. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. The Legacy of Conflict: 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.

Dec 29, Faraz Azam rated it really liked it. He then draws lessons from this history that may help Pakistan end its wars within and create a stabler political entity.

Republic of Equals Alan Thomas. Jul 10, Waqas Iftikhar rated it it was amazing. Guardians of the Faith Two anonymous letters about death of General Asif Nawaz 5: Nawaz has penned a book which will become a standard reference on the Pakistani army for years to come.