(see also Bangladesh, Afghanistan, India & India: Kashmir)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
Extremist, Nuclear Pakistan: An Emerging Threat? Subodh Atal, Cato Institute (3/5/03).
The Color Khaki. Tariq Ali, New Left Review 19 (1-2/03). Musharraf's dictatorship, the Pentagon & the clerical opposition.
The "Distraction" that Takes the Heat off al-Qa'ida, Robert Fisk, Independent (reprinted in Counterpunch) (7/16/02). Some believe Pakistani bin Laden supporters are fanning Kashmiri conflict to ease pressure on al-Qa'ida forces
Women's Rights: Why Not? Nicholas Kristof, NY Times (6/18/02). Why does US still refuse to sign UN treaty banning such harsh treatment of women as in this case from Pakistan.
Pressure on Musharraf: Anti-West Forces Brew. Dexter Filkins, NY Times (6/15/02).
Washington is Pushing India & Pakistan to the Brink of War. Michel Chossudovsky, Centre for Research on Globalization (5/23/02).
Uninvited Second Coming. Isabel Hilton, Guardian (1/10/02). US/British
failure to understand politics of other countries makes Pakistan/India situation
Slouching Towards Balkanization. Pepe Escobar, Asia Times (11/14/01). Immediate post-war situation in Pakistan & Afghanistan.
Pakistan Boxed Into a Corner. Syed Saleem Shahzad (11/14/01). Ascendancy of Northern Alliance a serious problem for Pakistan; more cover support for Taliban?
Into Pakistan's Maelstrom. Tariq Ali, Guardian (10/10/2001). Consequences of Anglo-American Afghan war likely to be incendiary in Pakistan.
When Osama met the Taliban. Ken Silverstein. (10/9/01). Pakistani intelligence links to Taliban.
US Strategy and Pak Concerns. Qazi, M.S. (10/8/01). Pakistani perspective on US war vs. terrorism.
Jaish Bomb Blew Up in Pak Face Too. Muzamil Jaleel, Indian Express (10/7/01). Pakistani fighters in Kashmir fear that if Musharraf sacrificed Taliban, he'll sacrifice them.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Dawn (Pakistani newspaper).
Watandost: Inside News About Pakistan. Hassan Abbas blog.
WWW Virtual Library.
In the Library: Articles
Ahmed, Feroz. "Pakistan: swing to the right," Monthly Review 24,9 (1/73):15-27.
Ali, Kamran Asdar. "Pakistani Islamists gamble on the general," Middle East Report 34,2 (sum 04):2-7.
Ali, Tariq. "Pakistan: no way out," Nation (11/1/99):4-6.
__________. "Pakistan on the brink: the fate of a cold war pawn," Nation (4/17/00):21-24.
Allison, Graham. "Tick, tick, tick," Atlantic Monthly (10/04):58-60. Pakistan as nuclear time bomb.
Baldauf, Scott. "Pakistani unrest is Taliban boon," Christian Science Monitor (12/24/03).
Del Nevo, Maria. "Let them hang me," New Internationalist (1/96):35. Zafaryab Ahmed, reporter charged with treason for supporting Bonded Labour Liberation Front.
Dixit, Kanak Mani. "South Asia at the brink," Nation (1/28/02):2.
Dreifus, Claudia. "Benazir Bhutto," in her Interview (NY:
Seven Stories, 199?)
Francis, Miriam. "Pakistani women: yearning for liberation," in M.H. Ellis & O. Maduro (eds.) The Future of Liberation Theology (Maryknoll NY, 1989), p. 390-96.
Griswold, Eliza. "Where the Taliban roam:dodging the jihad in Pakistan's tribal lands," Harper's (9/03):57-65. Reporter on Pakistani-Afghanistan border gives glimpse into daily life of village people during US invasion.
Harrison, Selig S. “U.S. must clamp down on Pakistan nuke dealing,” San Jose Mercury (5/30/03):8C.
Hersh, Seymour. "Watching the warheads. The risks to Pakistans nuclear arsenal," New Yorker (11/5/01):48-542.
__________. "The cold test," New Yorker (1/27/03):42-47. Pakistan's nuclear program.
__________. "The getaway," New Yorker (1/28/02):36-40.
__________. "The deal," New Yorker (3/8/04):32-37. Why is Washington going easy on Pakistan's nuclear black marketers.
Hilton, Isabel. "The general in his labyrinth," New Yorker (8/12/02). Where will Gen. Pervez Musharraf lead the country?
__________. "The Pashtun code," New Yorker (12/3/01):59-72.
Kureishi, Hanif. "Behind the veils: notes on Pakistan," Granta 17 (spr 86).
Mumtaz, Khawar. "Women's movements in Pakistan," South Asia Bulletin 11,1-2 (1992?).
Nevo, Maria Del. "Learning to heal," New Internationalists (5/93):3.
__________. "Splashing out on the breadline," New Internationalists (4/93):3.
Pal, Amitabh. "A pacifist uncovered," Progressive (5/02):23-25. Story of Gandhis Pushtun ally Badshah Khan, a Muslim advocate of nonviolence.
Preston, Yvonne. "Benazir Bhutto: the woman who would be Pakistan's
president," Ms. (3/88).
Rizvi, Mashhood. "A letter from Pakistan (9/15/01)," Progressive (nov 2001):26.
Tohid, Owais. "Tribesmen take cash, count 'blessings' from Al Qaeda," Christian Science Monitor (10/29/03):1,4
________. "Tribes inflamed by Qaeda hunt," Christian Science Monitor (10/20/03):6.
________. "Pakistan toughens on militants," Christian Science Monitor (12/29/03):7.
Ward, Diane Raines. Chap. 4: "Dry, drier, driest: greening the desert," in her Water Wars: Drought, Flood, Folly & the Politics of Thirst (NY: Riverhead, 2002). Accomplishments & chronic problems of large-scale irrigation farming in the Indus Valley.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Abbas, Hassan. Pakistan's Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army, & America's War on Terror (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2005).
Ahmed, Akbar. Jinnah, Pakistan & Islamic Identity (NY: Routledge, 1997).
__________. Islam under Siege: Living Dangerously in a Post-Honor World (NY: Polity, 2003).
Ahmad, Saghir. Class & power in a Punjabi village (NY: Monthly Review, 1977).
Ali, Rabia. Inheriting the Earth: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto & the Pakistan People's Party
Ali, Tariq. Can Pakistan Survive? The Death of a State (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1983).
__________. Pakistan: Military Rule or People's Power? (NY, 1970).
__________. The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power (?:?, 2008).
Anwar, Raja. The Terrorist Prince: the Life & Death of Murtaza Bhutto
(London: Verso, 1997).
Banerjee, Mukulika. The Pathan Unarmed: Opposition & Memory in the Northwest Frontier (Karachi: Oxford, 2000).
Bose, Sugata & Ayesha Jalal. Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy (NY: Routledge, 1998).
Cohen, Stephen P. The Idea of Pakistan (Washington: Brookings Institution, 2004).
Easwaran, Eknath. Nonviolent Soldier of Islam: Badshah Khan, A Man to Match His Mountains (?, 1999).
Fallaci, Oriana. Interview with History (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976). Interview with Ali Bhutto.
Gough, Kathleen & Hari P. Sharma (eds.) Imperialism & Revolution in South Asia (NY: Monthly Review, 1973).
Halliday, Fred. State & Ideology in the Middle East & Pakistan (NY: Monthly Review, 1999).
Hoodbhoy, Pervez. Education & the State: Fifty Years of Pakistan (NY: Oxford, 1999).
Jalal, Ayesha. Self & Sovereignty: Individual & Community in South Asian Islam since 1850 (NY: Routledge, 2001).
Javed, Shahid. Pakistan (3rd. ed.: Boulder: Westview, 1999).
Michel, Aloys Arthur. The Indus Rivers: A Study of the Effects of Partition (New Haven: Yale, 1967).
Nasr, Seyyed Vali Reza. Islamic Leviathan: Islam & the Making of State Power (NY: Oxford, 2001).
Parvez, Nasrin. Pakistan Television Drama & Social Change: A Research Paradigm (Karachi: U. Karachi, 1998).
Singh, Khushwant. Train to Pakistan (London: Greenwood, 1988).
Weaver, Mary Anne. Pakistan: In the Shadow of Jihad & Afghanistan (NY: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2002).
Wolpert, Stanley A. Jinnah of Pakistan (NY: Oxford, 1984).
__________. Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan: His Life & Times (MY: Oxford, 1993).
In the Library: Fictio
Hamid, Mohsin. Moth Smoke: A Novel (NY: Picador, 2000).
Hyder, Qurratulain. River of Fire (NY: New Directions, 2003).
Khan, Sorayya. Noor: A Novel (Islamabad: Alhamra, 2003). A daughter explores father's past in 1971 war against Bangladesh.
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Photography
"Against My Will" , dir. Ayfer Ergun, 50m. From First Run/Icarus. Three women take refuge from family violence in a shelter in Lahore.
"Traffik" , dir. Alistair Reid, 3 reels, 320m. In video stores.
British TV movie on the drug trade, with a probing & sensitive portrayal
of the Pakistani connection.