The Security Imperative is an in-depth study of the evolution of Pakistan’s nuclear programme until it became a reality despite all the international pressures against it and the challenges along the way. A must-read for those who want to know the other side of the “Western” or “internationally dominant” narrative, brilliantly written by one of Pakistan’s distinguished career diplomats – Zamir Akram – who along with a historical perspective, gives first-hand accounts and information gleaned from interviews.
Zamir Akram’s rich and impressively detailed book is an indispensable guide to the development of Pakistan’s nuclear deterrent and nuclear rivalry with India, one of the most important relationships in the world today.
– Dr Anatol Lieven, Author of Pakistan: A Hard Country
Ambassador Zamir Akram’s authoritative, civilian and resolutely unapologetic Pakistani perspective will be especially valuable to … diplomats and students of foreign or security policy …
– Dr Antoine Levesques, Research Fellow, IISS
Zamir has given a masterly account of nuclear South Asia, and the pressures and impediments in the evolution of Pakistan’s nuclear programme. A must-read book for all policymakers, strategists and especially the youth of Pakistan.
– Riaz H Khokhar, Former Pakistan Foreign Secretary
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