1. .The Rationale for Partition and Peaceful Co-existence ; 2. Indo-Pakistan Relations: The First Phase ; 3. Pakistan's Quest for Security ; 4. The First Indo-Pakistan War, 1965 ; 5. The Second Indo-Pakistan War, 1971 ; 6. The Resurgence of Pakistan after 1971 ; 7. The Afghanistan Problem ; 8. Pakistan's Multilateral Diplomacy ; 9. Pakistan's Relations with the Islamic World ; 10. Pakistan's Relations with China ; 11. A Reappraisal of Indo-Pakistan Relations ; 12. Learning from Experience ; 13. The Kargil Crisis: An Assessment ; 14. Strengthening the OIC ; 15. The Role of the Islamic World in Global Politics ; 16. The Fall of the Soviet Union:Implications for Pakistan ; 17. Post 9/11 Developments in Pakistan's Foreign Policy
Shahid M. Amin served in the Pakistan Foreign Service in various capacities including Ambassador and Special Envoy. He was Pakistan's ambassador to Saudi Arabia, France, the Soviet Union, Nigeria, and Libya, with concurrent accreditation to several other countries. He was also posted in New Delhi, Kabul, Tehran, Brussels, London, and New York. Shahid M. Amin retired from the Foreign Service in 1997 and this is his first book. He is a well-known figure in the media where he participates in discussions on international affairs and Pakistan's political and economic scenario. The author has also published articles on foreign affairs in local and international publications.