By Husain Haqqani
Among U.S. allies within the battle opposed to terrorism, Pakistan can't be simply characterised as both good friend or foe. Nuclear-armed Pakistan is a vital heart of radical Islamic principles and teams. considering that Sept. 11, the selective cooperation of president common Pervez Musharraf in sharing intelligence with the us and apprehending al Qaeda individuals has ended in the belief that Pakistan could be able to surrender its longstanding ties with radical Islam. yet Pakistan's prestige as an Islamic ideological country is heavily associated with the Pakistani elite's worldview and the praetorian targets of its army. This booklet analyzes the origins of the relationships among Islamist teams and Pakistan's army, and explores the nation's quest for identification and safeguard. Tracing how the army has sought U.S. aid through making itself worthwhile for matters of the moment—while carrying on with to reinforce the mosque-military alliance inside Pakistan—Haqqani deals another view of political advancements because the country's independence in 1947.