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

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138878891
pub: 2019-03-20
SAVE ~$7.49
Available for pre-order
Hardback: 9780700711697
pub: 1999-08-25
SAVE ~$30.75

FREE Standard Shipping!


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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General