By Husain Haqqani
Among U.S. allies within the conflict opposed to terrorism, Pakistan can't be simply characterised as both good friend or foe. Nuclear-armed Pakistan is a vital middle of radical Islamic rules and teams. when you consider that September 11, the selective cooperation of president normal Pervez Musharraf in sharing intelligence with the USA and apprehending al Qaeda participants has ended in the belief that Pakistan will be able to quit 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 objectives 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 id and defense. Tracing how the army has sought U.S. aid via making itself worthy for issues of the momentwhile carrying on with to reinforce the mosque-military alliance inside PakistanHaqqani bargains an alternate view of political advancements because the country's independence in 1947.