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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Despite the succession of coups, military governments [End Page ]and crackdowns, it is curious that there are so few histories of the army’s political role. Yasir rated it really liked it Apr 12, Oct 20, Pradeep Kanthan rated it really liked it.

Recently, it has seen the emergence of heavily armed Jihadi groups, bent upon imposing their own view of Islamic Law on a Pakistani population that is largely moderate but silent.

Death of an Army Chief 4. In doing so, he lays bare key facts about Pakistan’s numerous wars with India and its many rounds of political musical chairs, as well as the Kargil conflict of The only criticism I have is on the very last chapter of the book where the author criticized an institution with baseless arguments. Zubair Ahmed rated it liked it Oct 29, 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

Martial Law and the Search for Legitimacy Oct 19, Mehtab Mumtaz rated it really liked it. It is no wonder that Pak is not trusting of U. There is a common villain. Moreover, Nawaz reveals, through a great deal of previously unpublished material, the internal details of this Punjabi-dominated institution, its decision-making, and its relationships with Pakistan’s political and religious factions. The First Kashmir War The book is very well researched and written, however it needs to be read in conjunction with some others to reveal similarities and inconsistencies in military and swlrds thought in Pakistan political landscape.

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He then draws lessons from this history that may help Pakistan end its wars within and create a stabler political entity. Using many hitherto unpublished materials from the archives of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the General Headquarters of the Pakistan Army, as well as interviews with key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 shujx of the world’s toughest neighborhoods.

Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Democracy can only flourish if army learns to stay swordx barracks and accepts political leadership. The Liberal Autocrat Shuja Nawaz examines the army and Pakistan in both peace and war.


Academic Skip to main content. Jul 01, Tariq rated it liked it. Comparative Matters Ran Hirschl. Jul 29, Barry Sierer rated it it was amazing.

The Legacy of Conflict: Oxford University Press, Author has included nqwaz facts never mentioned before. 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. Will it continue to intrude into national politics?

The Journal of Military History. Feb croased, Haani rated it it was amazing Shelves: Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Jul 10, Waqas Iftikhar rated it it was amazing.

Pakistan has also witnessed proxy wars between Shia and Sunni extremists, financed by local and foreign sources. Jan 23, Khalid rated it really liked it Shelves: Waqar Ahmed the new edition shujq available now. Will the conflict between the constitutional authority of the state and the coercive power of the military ever end? Open Preview See a Problem?