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Abdul Sattar is Foreign Minister, Foreign Secretary, Ambassador, Distinguished Fellow, United States Institute of Peace
With a thirty-nine year career span in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdul Sattar was twice Pakistan's Foreign Minister, from July to October 1993, and from 1999 to 2002. He was Foreign Secretary from 1986 to 1988 and twice Pakistan's Ambassador to India. He also served as Ambassador to the USSR and Permanent Representative to the IAEA in Vienna.
As a Distinguished Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, he wrote a research paper 'Reducing Nuclear Dangers in South Asia' which was published in the Nonproliferation Review in 1994, and later in Dawn. His other research paper, 'Shimla Pact: Negotiating Under Duress', was published in journals in Islamabad and New Delhi in 1995. He also contributed the section on foreign policy in the book Pakistan in Perspective, 1947-1997, published by Oxford University Press on the fiftieth anniversary of Pakistan.
Table of Contents
Contents Foreword Preface Preface to Third Edition 1. The Emergence of Pakistan Historical Background 2. Foreign Policy-Beginnings The Founding Father's Vision Enduring Relevance of Principles The Shadow of Partition The Muslim World 3. The Kashmir Question, 1947-57 The Dispute At the United Nations The Dispute Festers 4. Search for Security USSR Approaches to the USA Korean War Japan China 5. Alliances Four Alliances 6. Alliances-Costs and Benefits Costs of the Alliances US Alliance Strengthened Benefits of the Alliances Swings of Opinion in the USA and Pakistan 7. Relations with China and Other Developments China Pakistan-China Boundary Agreement, 1962 Sino-Pakistan Entente Oman: Gwadar Retrocession Indus Waters Treaty, 1960 India-China Border War, 1962 Pakistan-US Relations Corroded Negotiations on Kashmir, 1962-63 Changing Strategic Environment Alliance under Strain Ayub Khan's Visits to China and the USSR Second Afro-Asian Summit US Reaction RCD and IPECC 8. The Pakistan-India War, 1965 Clash in Kutch Operation Gibraltar Escalation to War Stance of Foreign Powers The Tashkent Declaration Bilateralism 9. Bitter Legacy of War, 1965-71 Organization of the Islamic Conference 10. 1971 Disaster Bhutto's New Policy, 1971-73 11. Shimla Agreement: Negotiating under Duress Opening Gambit Principles of Relations Withdrawal from Occupied Territory Jammu and Kashmir Denouement Assessment Secret Understanding? Normalisation with Bangladesh 12. The Nuclear Programme and Relations with the USA 13. The Afghanistan Crisis Revival of the US Alliance Geneva Accords 14. Kashmir: The Struggle for Azadi 15. The Afghanistan Civil War, 1990-1998 The Rise of the Taliban Proxy War Fatal Blunders Retrospect 16. Pakistan-India Disputes and Crises Sir Creek Siachen: A Dispute within a Dispute Salal, Wullar, Baglihar, and Kishenganga Projects Consular Missions Indian Plan for Attack on Kahuta, 1984 The Brasstacks Crisis, 1986-87 Re-entry to the Commonwealth War Averted, 1990 Disarmament Issues 17. Nuclear Weapons and Missile Systems Nuclear Tests Issues and Non-Issues 18. Increasing Isolation, 1990-2001 US Sanctions Again Support for the Taliban Declining Prestige Nuclear Tests Pakistan-India Dialogue, 1997-99 The Kargil Crisis, 1999 Coping with Isolation The Agra Summit 19. Post-9/11 Policy Policy Planning by Pakistan US Policy Consultation with Opinion Leaders Economic Cooperation and Assistance 20. On-Off Partnership with USA, 2001 - 2012 21. Terrorism Issues and Non-Issues 22. Afghanistan, 2001 - 2012 23. Pakistan-India Relations Retrospect 24. Pakistan-China All Weather Friendship 25. International Organisations Human Rights International Financial Institutions (IFIs) SAARC and ECO 26. Policy in a Changing World International Politics Global Power Hierarchy Foreign Policy Appraisal Appendices I. The Shimla Agreement, 1972 II. Composite Dialogue, 1997-98 III. The Lahore Declaration, 21 February 1999 IV. The Agra Declaration, 2001 Draft Agreement V. Presidents, Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers of Pakistan Bibliography Index