The ISI and the War on Terrorism

  title={The ISI and the War on Terrorism},
  author={Shaun R. Gregory},
  journal={Studies in Conflict \& Terrorism},
  pages={1013 - 1031}
  • S. Gregory
  • Published 26 October 2007
  • Political Science
  • Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
Pakistan's Directorate of Inter-Service Intelligence [ISI] plays an ambiguous role in the War on Terrorism. An important ally for Western intelligence with whom it has very close links, the ISI also has a long history of involvement in supporting and promoting terrorism in the name of Pakistan's geostrategic interests. This article explores the nature of the ISI and its aims and objectives in the post-9/11 era. It argues that the focus of the ISI's actions are to shore up Pakistan's ruling… 

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