An excellent presentation of the many complex factors which stem from the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan. The author as the original Czech member of the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan, brings to his narrative first-hand Experience.
Josef Korbel was a Czech diplomat and political scientist. His daughter Madeleine Albright served as Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, and he was the mentor of George W. Bush's Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.
Josef was born on 20 September 1909 to Arnost and Olga Korbel, who both died in the Holocaust. At the time of his daughter Madeleine's birth, Josef was serving as press-attache at the Czechoslovak Embassy in Belgrade.
Though he served as a diplomat in the government of Czechoslovakia, Korbel's politics and Judaism forced him to flee with his wife and baby Madeleine after the Nazi invasion in 1939 and resettle in London. During their time in England the Korbels converted to Catholicism. Korbel served as an advisor to Edvard Benes, the exiled Czech president in London, until the Nazis were defeated.
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