Faith, Unity, Discipline: The Inter-Service-Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan

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Oxford University Press, 2016 - 307 من الصفحات
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Established in the wake of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947-8 by the Australian army officer Major-General Walter Cawthorne, then Deputy Chief of Staff in the Pakistan Army, Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for years remained an under-developed and obscure agency. In 1979, the organisation's growing importance was felt during the Soviet war in Afghanistan, as it worked hand in glove with the CIA to support the mujahideen resistance, but its activities received little coverage in news media.
Since that time, the ISI has projected its influence across the region in 1988 its involvement in Indian Kashmir came under increasing scrutiny, and by 1995 its mentoring of what became the Afghan Taliban was well attested. But it was the organisation's alleged links with Al Qaeda and the discovery of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, at the heart of Pakistan's military zone, that really threw it under the spotlight. These controversies and many more have dogged the ISI, including its role in Pakistan's testing of a nuclear weapon in 1998 and its links with A.Q. Khan.
Offering fresh insights into the ISI as a domestic and international actor based on intimate knowledge of its inner workings and key individuals, this startlingly original book uncovers the hitherto shady world of Pakistan's secret service.
 

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Introduction
1
1 The First Decade
13
2 The Era of the First Generals 19581971
19
3 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto 19711977
31
4 An Interim Balance Sheet of Thirty Years 19481977
43
5 The ISI Under ZiaulHaq 19771988
47
6 Turbulence at the End of the 1980s
61
7 Domestic Politics 19881991
71
Kashmir
191
18 Turbulent Times 20072010
197
19 Reform Attempts
209
20 Clouds on the Horizon
219
21 Quo Vadis ISI?
231
Postscript
239
Realities vs MisperceptionsBalochistan
247
IndianRAWs Involvement in Pakistan
249

8 The ISI and Nawaz Sharif 19901993
91
9 History Repeats Itself
115
10 Foreign Policy and the ISI
135
11 Nawaz Sharif Second Time Around 19971999
139
12 Afghanistan in the 1990s
147
13 Insurgency in Punjab
153
14 The ISI in NorthEast India
161
15 StructurePersonnelBudget
167
16 The ISI Under Pervez Musharraf
177
Organisational Structure of the ISI
254
Chart of the ISI Directorate
257
Director Generals ISI
258
Notes
265
Select Bibliography
295
Suggestions for Further Reading
301
Index
303
Illustrations
308
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Dr Hein G. Kiessling is a political scientist and historian (PhD, Ludwig Maximilian University) who lived from 1989 to 2002 in Pakistan, including four years in Quetta and nine in Islamabad, during which he forged close contacts among Pakistan's political, military and intelligence elites. In 2002 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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