Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army's Way of War

ISBN : 9780190686161

C. Christine Fair
368 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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The Pakistan army is poised for perpetual conflict with India which it cannot win militarily or politically. What explains Pakistan's persistent revisionism despite increasing costs and decreasing likelihood of success? This book argues that an understanding of the army's strategic culture explains its willingness to fight to the end.


Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Can Strategic Culture Explain the Pakistan Army's Persistent Revisionism?
Chapter 3. Born an Insecure State
Chapter 4. The Army's Defense of Pakistan's 'Ideological Frontiers'
Chapter 5. Pakistan's Quest for Strategic Depth
Chapter 6. India under the Pakistan Army's Gaze
Chapter 7. Seeking Security through Alliances
Chapter 8. Seeking Security under a Nuclear Umbrella
Chapter 9. Jihad under the Nuclear Umbrella
Chapter 10. Is the Past Prologue
Chapter 11. The Army's Strategic Culture and Implications for International Security
Appendices: Maps

About the author: 

C. Christine Fair is Provost's Distinguished Associate 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 in the Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention at the United States Institute of Peace.

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