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    Podcasts by Major Amin

    Posted at Brownpundits.

    https://www.brownpundits.com/2019/04/23/podcasts-by-major-amin-india-pakistan-proxy-wars/
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    Pakistan and India, the fog of war...

    Pakistan and India, the fog of war..
    https://www.brownpundits.com/2019/03/03/india-and-pakistan-the-fog-of-war/
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    We have a couple of podcasts on this topic. The...

    We have a couple of podcasts on this topic. The latest is here https://t.co/Vhp9e99Enc
  4. Review: Directorate S

    A review of Directorate S from Major Amin, now up at Brownpundits.

    https://www.brownpundits.com/2019/02/07/review-directorate-s/

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    What we have is an interesting narrative but no...
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    Major Amin, an observer with far more local...

    Major Amin, an observer with far more local knowledge than me, has some thoughts on the Afghan defeat negotiations..

    https://www.brownpundits.com/2019/02/03/the-last-hurdle-to-afghan-peace/
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    Afghanistan: Exit to Chaos

    I had a few random (very pedestrian and expected) thoughts on this topic https://www.brownpundits.com/2019/02/01/afghanistan-exit-to-chaos/
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    Pakistani Military and Politics

    a long (and excellent) essay from Dr Hamid Hussain, originally written in 2003, still relevant.

    The full text is here.
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    India's wars, a military history

    My review is up at Brownpundits

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    India’s wars by Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam is a history of the wars (external wars, not counter-insurgencies) fought by the Indian army from...
  9. Six Days of War. June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

    This is the 51st anniversary of the 6 day war (the first news I remember reading in a newspaper; I was 5.5 and could only read the headline, but I do remember reading that), so I thought I would post...
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    The Silk Roads

    I wrote a review of Peter Frankopan's "The Silk Roads" a few months ago. It is up at Brownpundits.

    ...This is a frustrating, though still useful, book. Historian Peter Frankopan’s title claims...
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    I had a post about the Kargil war a while ago at...

    I had a post about the Kargil war a while ago at Brownpundits

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    ..Back in 1999 I thought that Musharraf should have been dismissed and prosecuted for his role in the affair, but I also...
  12. Review: Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam

    My review of Mohammed Iqbal's book about the reconstruction of religious thought in Islam is at Brownpundits..

    .. Historical references are cherry picked and whatever theory he is proposing is...
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    Review: 12 Rules for Life

    Since a lot of people are talking about Dr Peterson these days, my review of his book may be on interest to some..
    The full review is here.

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    .. His writing style is conversational,...
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    According to anecdotal reports, General Shahid...

    According to anecdotal reports, General Shahid Aziz disappeared about a year ago and there are rumors he has been killed (most likely in Syria, maybe in Afghanistan) while indulging a passion for...
  15. Thread: Trump's Navy

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    can anyone explain why so many missiles struck...

    can anyone explain why so many missiles struck just 3 targets? and why the reported damage is relatively low? were a number shot down enroute (as the Russians are claiming)? All in all, it looks like...
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    Enter the Dragon. China's undeclared war against the US in Korea

    My review of "Enter the Dragon" is up at Brownpundits.

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    Russel Spurr was a British-Australian journalist who spent most of his life reporting from East Asia (20 years in Hong Kong),...
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    Review: Stalin, waiting for Hitler

    My review of Stephen Kotkin's "Stalin, Waiting for Hitler" is up on brownpundits.

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    Stephen Kotkin is a historian who has written several outstanding books on Russian history and is...
  18. Operation Grand Slam (1965 India-Pakistan War)

    Major Amin's detailed analysis of operation Grand Slam, Pakistan's attempt at strategic decision in Kashmir in 1965.

    http://www.brownpundits.com/2018/02/17/operation-grand-slam-1965-war/
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    The 1947-48 Kashmir War

    Extracts from Pakistani military historian Major Agha Humayun Amin's history of the 1947-48 kashmir war between India and Pakistan (from a military history POV, not focused on the political rights...
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    Review: The House of Government. A Saga of the Russian Revolution

    My review of Yuri Slezkine's great book about the Russian revolution is up on Brownpundits.

    http://www.brownpundits.com/2018/02/09/review-the-house-of-government/

    Excerpts:

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    Review: "on China"

    Posted at Brownpundits.

    “On China” is a curious mixture of history, geopolitical analysis and self-serving memoir (concentrating mostly on the last two elements). Kissinger reviews some of the...
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    Review: Last Hope Island

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    The history of the Second World War continues to offer up new and fascinating details as archives are opened and dying old men occasionally decide to tell the...
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    I just finished "The Silk Roads; a new history of...

    I just finished "The Silk Roads; a new history of the world" by Peter Frankopan.

    My review is at Brownpundits.com


    This is a frustrating, though still useful, book. Historian Peter...
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    Death's End

    Cixin Liu's trilogy is making news in the science fiction world. My reviews

    The Three Body Problem

    The Dark Forest

    Death's End
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    I am reviewing "The Fleet at Flood Tide" by James...

    I am reviewing "The Fleet at Flood Tide" by James Hornfischer.

    This is a book that does some things really well, but omits others for no rhyme or reason and is also taken down a notch by the...
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