A veteran foreign correspondent presents a concise analysis and history of the volatile conflict and arms race between India and Pakistan over the isolated territories of Kashmir and Ladakh--an age-old dispute that is creating an alarming global crisis.A veteran foreign correspondent presents a concise analysis and history of the volatile conflict and arms race between India and Pakistan over the isolated territories of Kashmir and Ladakh--an age-old dispute that is creating an alarming global crisis.Read Less
New/New. 1552630897 1999 FIRST EDITION Hardcover book in DJ, 1st printing...BRAND NEW from 1999 publisher...Never opened, Never owned...black feltpen dot on bottom page edges...Jacket protected in New non-stick clear mylar sleeve...Gift Giving quality...250 pages...In 1998, India and Pakistan conducted nuclear tests that shocked the world...In spring 1999, both countries tested mdium-range missiles...It is veteran journalist Eric Margolis' contention that the remote province of Kashmir could be the next flashpoint for a possible nuclear war...The author is a leading specialist on South Asia and his book takes the reader through the geopolitical complexities of this area: the disputes between India and Pakistan...China and India...as well as the rival interests of Russia, the United States, Iran, China, India and Pakistan..." War at the Top of the World-The Clash for the Mastery of Asia "...by Eric S. Margolis...published by Key Porter Publishing, Toronto...in English only...1999 First Edition Hardcover in Dustjacket *** Securely packed for Safe delivery ~ Shipping safely Worldwide, since 1965 ***
Collectible-New in None as Issued jacket. First American Edition BRAND NEW & Collectible. A critical analysis of two decades of strife in the regions of Afganistan, Kashmir, Pakistand and Tibet---an area, beyond strife in the Balkans and the seething Middle East, that journalist Eric Margolis (1947-) says, "presents such a toixic stew of boiling religious, ethnic, political, strategic, and historical animosities, made all the more volatitle by endemic poverty, illiteracy and the sheer agony of daily existence." India and Pakistan with nuclear capabilties and constantly at odds led to a 1993 CiA conclusion that the Jammu/Kashmire region to be the "most likely place for a nuclear war to begin". A decade later, Iran adds fuel to the mix. Exposition in 19 chapters and 4 parts" Part I, The Great Jihad; II, Kashmire-War in Paradise; III, War in the Death Zone; and IV, The Roof of the World.
This work is a combination, travelogue, history, and political commentary of the countries in the Himalayas and the plateaus surrounding them. The first country Margolis discusses is Afghanistan. Margolis notes that Russia?s grand strategy since Ivan the Terrible has been to gain warm water ports in the south. He tells of his foreboding on meeting with several Afghan mujahid in Toronto when they were on a money raising tour in the 1980s. They were faith based warriors in ?the Secret War? the US and others were waging against the Soviets in Afghanistan. The volunteers maintained their faith in a militant, activist, Islam. With the victory over the Soviets in Afghanistan the faith based warriors felt they?d war elsewhere. The mujahideen trained in Afghanistan went to Kashmir. Victory over the Russians spurred them on. Margolis discusses his various trips to the war zones, including the glacier India and Pakistan are fighting over. When he discusses Tibet he goes into a discourse on the grand strategy of the powers in Asia along with a history of the issues. But he also goes into the grand strategy regarding the US and Europe. Margolis? book provides an overview of the potential flash points in the icy, high altitudes of the world.
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