Mahmudul Huque is Professor of History, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, with specialization in South Asian history, foreign policy, security, and US interests in the region. His numerous awards include a Ford Foundation Fellowship at the Center for International and Security Studies, Maryland (CISSM), a Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship, and a Senior Fulbright Fellowship. Dr. Huque’s most recent publications are War and Peace in South Asia: American Policy in Historical Perspective (Dhaka: Academic Press and Publishers Library) and From Autonomy to Independence: The United States, Pakistan and the Emergence of Bangladesh (New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Limited).