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ISPAHANI, Mahnaz Z. Roads and Rivals : The Politics of Access in the Borderlands of Asia. London : I. B.Tauris & Co Ltd, Publishers , (1989). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xvi,1-286,(2). Maps. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to black panel to spine.
"What has happened to the "great game" in the twentieth century? Communications — or the absence of them — have played a critical part in Central Asia's politics and development. This book looks at how land routes in some of the most inaccessible parts of Central Asia have influenced both regional and internal politics, state security and economic development across a huge swathe of territory from Afghanistan, Baluchistanand Pakistan, to the Soviet Union and China. The author offers insights in to the subtle and complex interrelationship between geography, technology and the evolution of political interests and national identity. This is a book that breaks new ground.
Roads and Rivals is highly topical in today's international climate. It concerns an area of great strategic importance about which little is known. It adopts a radical new approach to an area where tension is high: because of the conflict in Afghanistan, because of Pakistan's move to acquire nuclear weapons, becausese of the traditional hostilitybetween India and Pakistan, and because of the potentially volatile ethnic and sociological divisions within the region." (from the dj).
1. Routes and States.
2. Baluchistan and Its Environs: The Motives for Access.
3. Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Soviet Union: The Price of Access.
4. The Karakoram and Himalayan Borderlands: The Consequences of Access.
5. ThePolitics of Routes.
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Title: Roads and Rivals : The Politics of Access in the Borderlands of Asia. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Co Ltd, Publishers , London, 1989, ISBN:1850431450: 1989
ISBN Number: 1850431450
ISBN Number 13: 9781850431459
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