Cold War in the High Himalayas: The USA, China and South Asia in the 1950s, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Cold War in the High Himalayas

The USA, China and South Asia in the 1950s, 1st Edition

By S. Mahmud Ali


286 pages

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This text examines elite-insecurity perceptions in India, Pakistan and the USA in the 1950s. The book highlights the consequent linkages in alliance-building efforts and the subsequent triangular covert collaboration against Communist China, especially along Tibet's Himalayan frontiers. This secret alliance had an unexpected fall-out on the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan. Lastly the book examines the divergence of Indo-Pakistani security policies along fundamental cleavages since the 1960s.


'A notable effort to untangle a subject long neglected' - A. Tom Grunfeld, Asian Affairs

Table of Contents

Introduction , CHAPTER 1 The Early Treaties, CHAPTER 2 Histrionics in the High Himalayas, CHAPTER 3 The Kashmir Fallout, CHAPTER 4 Covert Collaboration in Diplomacy and War, CHAPTER 5 War Clouds Gather, CHAPTER 6 The Denouement, CHAPTER 7 Epilogue

About the Author

S Mahmud Ali, S Ali

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies