Neither a Hawk nor a Dove: An Insider's Account of Pakistan's Foreign Policy

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Penguin Books Limited, 2015 M10 6 - 888 pages
An authoritative and revelatory account of Pakistan’s politics Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri is one of Pakistan’s most important diplomats, and was the country’s foreign minister 2002–07. In this book, he provides the ultimate insider’s account of Pakistan’s foreign policy, especially the peace process with India including the Kashmir framework (hailed at the time the most promising-ever dialogue between Pakistan and India since Independence) and the complex Pakistan–US–Afghanistan–India quadrangular relationship. Kasuri talks frankly about his Indian interlocutors, his three counterparts Pranab Mukherjee, Natwar Singh and Yashwant Sinha and the two prime ministers he worked with—Dr Manmohan Singh and A.B. Vajpayee. He also gives us a rare insight into the minds of the Pakistan Army, the contribution of the Foreign Office and his warm but complex relationship with President Musharraf. Blending analysis with choice anecdote, Neither a Hawk nor a Dove gives us a comprehensive and revealing account of Pakistan’s politics and the political compulsions of those at the helm.

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About the author (2015)

Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri served as Pakistan’s foreign minister from 2002 to 2007. He was educated at the universities of Punjab, Cambridge and Oxford and was called to the bar from Gray’s Inn, London.

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