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Pakistan
A Wide-Angle View of a Troubled Ally
A talk by
Ayesha Siddiqa
Author of
Military Inc.
A groundbreaking work on the economic interests of the Pakistan army

Ayesha Siddiqa with the book
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


Co-sponsored by

Center for South Asia Studies
Narika
Alliance of South Asians Taking Action
Association of South Asian Political Activists (UC Berkeley)

 The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Siddiqa's Military Inc. will be available for sale at the venue.

For more information visit http://www.friendsofsouthasia.org/
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