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Fighting to the End

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Acknowledgments ; Chapter 1. Introduction ; The Argument: Explaining Pakistan's Persistent Revisionism In the Face of Repeated Defeats ; Organization of this Volume ; Chapter 2. Can Strategic Culture Explain the Pakistan Army's Persistent Revisionism? ; Pakistan's Enduring and Expanding Revisionism ; Explaining Persistent Revisionism ; Strategic Culture Wars ; Pakistan: An Army with a Country ; Reproducing Culture: Recruitment in the Pakistan Army ; Methods and Sources of this Study ; Chapter 3. Born an Insecure State ; Cracking the Raj ; Imagining Pakistan ; The Problem of the Princely States ; Untangling the Punjab ; Breaking Up the Indian Army ; Historical Legacies: A Punjabi Army ; Building a Modern Army ; Table 2.1: Corps and Locations ; Implications for the Pakistan Army's Strategic Culture ; Chapter 4. The Army's Defense of Pakistan's 'Ideological Frontiers' ; The Ideology of Pakistan ; The Army's Embrace of the Ideology of Pakistan ; The Army's Methods of Islamization ; The Army's Instrumentalization of Islam ; Implications ; Chapter 5. Pakistan's Quest for Strategic Depth ; British Management of the Frontier: The Great Game ; Pakistan's Army Seeks Strategic Depth: Managing Pakistan's Frontier and Beyond ; The Army Manages the Afghan Threat ; The Rise and Fall of the Taliban ; The Army's and the Internal Threat on the 'Frontier' ; Implications: Is the Past Prologue for Afghanistan and the Frontier? ; Chapter 6. India under the Pakistan Army's Gaze ; Multiple Crises and Four Wars ; India: Through the Eyes of the Pakistan Army ; Conclusions and Implications ; Chapter 7. Seeking Security through Alliances ; Pursuing the Americans: An Alliance for Survival ; The Pakistan Tilt ; Chasing China: The All-Weather Friend ; The Strains of War ; Pakistan's Relations with the United States and China through the Eyes of the Army ; Conclusions and Implications ; Chapter 8. Seeking Security under a Nuclear Umbrella ; Origins of Pakistan's Nuclear Program ; Proliferation Under the Eye of the State ; Nuclear Doctrine and Use ; Risk Taking Under an Expanding Nuclear Umbrella ; As Bad As it Gets? ; Table 8.1 Cross Tabulations of Conflict Months by Nuclear Status ; Table 8.2: Conflict Rate by Nuclear Period ; Conclusions and Implications ; Chapter 9. Jihad under the Nuclear Umbrella ; Origins of Pakistan's Use of Non-state Actors ; From Peoples' War to Low Intensity Conflict under a Nuclear Umbrella ; Pakistan's Militant Assets ; Pakistani Support for the Militants? ; The Internal Jihad: A Case Study of Lashkar-e-Taiba ; Conclusions and Implications ; Chapter 10. Is the Past Prologue ; Endogenous Game Changers ; Democratic Transition? ; Economic Shocks-For Better and for Worse ; Civil and Un-Civil Society: Impetus for Change? ; Change from Within the Army? ; Table 10.5. Punjabis versus Baloch in Balochistan ; Exogenous Sources of Change? ; Conclusions: Prospects for Change from Within and Without? ; Chapter 11. The Army's Strategic Culture and Implications for International Security ; Managing Pakistan's Persistent Revisionism? ; References ; Appendices: Maps

About the Author

C. Christine Fair is an Assistant Professor in the Security Studies Program within Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She previously served as a senior political scientist with the RAND Corporation, a political officer with the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan in Kabul, and a senior research associate at USIP's Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention. Her research focuses on political and military affairs in South Asia.


Christine Fair has produced the definitive intellectual biography of the Pakistan army, which will be necessary reading for anyone interested in the country or South Asia as a whole. * Walter C. Ladwig III, War in History Book * a very important work which should be made available to as wide an audience as possible * R. F. Rosner, The Royal Society for Asian Affairs * the book represents a valuable contribution to the literature. It has been deeply and thoroughly researched, with an extensive analysis of the official documents of the Pakistan army previously overlooked by scholarship on the subject. * Filippo Boni, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics * Fairs book, based on a meticulous analysis of literature published by Pakistans military, persuasively demonstrates that the delusions of grandeur which drive the countrys security establishment are rooted in fatal distortions of history. * Kapil Komireddi, Book of the year 2014, New Republic * A provocative but historically justified look at the security narrative scribed and fiercely protected by the Pakistan military since its 1947 inception. * Thomas F. Lynch III, Book of the year 2014, The War on the Rocks * she concentrates on the international dimensions of the policies pursued by the Pakistani army and the implications that this has forregional and international security. * Katharine Adeney, Political Studies Review *

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