A talk by
A groundbreaking work on the economic interests of the Pakistan army
||FRIENDS OF SOUTH ASIA
A Wide-Angle View of a Troubled Ally
||Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa's recent book: Military Inc. came
out at a time when the military regime in Pakistan led by General
Pervez Musharaf is facing serious trouble both at home and abroad. At
home, there have been country-wide protests and demonstration to
challenge Musharraf's decision to fire the Pakistan Supreme Court Chief
Justice, the Lal Masjid crisis in the country’s capital and the
insurgency raging in Baluchistan and in the northern tribal areas
bordering Afghanistan. In the US, there has been an on-going debate
questioning the role of the Musharraf military regime as a frontline
ally, a top tier recipient of US military aid.
Dr. Siddiqa's talk will focus on Pakistan's politics, its military and its political and social future.
Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa's other books include, Pakistan's Arms Procurement and Military Buildup, 1979-99: In Search of a Policy (Palgrave Press, 2001). She has also written extensively on weapons proliferation and India-Pakistan relations.
Update, Sep 27: Event cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances
Monday, October 1, 5:00 pm
10 Stephens Hall, University of California, Berkeley
Center for South Asia Studies
Alliance of South Asians Taking Action
Association of South Asian Political Activists (UC Berkeley)
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information visit http://www.friendsofsouthasia.org/
Dr. Siddiqa's Military Inc. will be available for sale at the venue.