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

C. Christine Fair

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199892709
eISBN:
9780199372249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892709.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Pakistan’s army has dominated the state for most of its 66 years. It has locked the country in an enduring rivalry with India to revise the maps in Kashmir and to resist India’s slow but inevitable ... More


The Army’s Defense of Pakistan’s “Ideological Frontiers”

C. Christine Fair

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199892709
eISBN:
9780199372249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892709.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the various roles of Islam and Islamization in the Pakistan army, particularly the country’s founding concept, the two-nation theory. This conception locks India and Pakistan ... More


Can Strategic Culture Explain the Pakistan Army’s Persistent Revisionism?

C. Christine Fair

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199892709
eISBN:
9780199372249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892709.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents a framework of the Pakistan Army’s strategic culture, based on the work of David Zionts’ conceptualization of why some states are persistently revisionist. The chapter augments ... More


Introduction to the Pakistan Army’s Way of War

C. Christine Fair

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199892709
eISBN:
9780199372249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892709.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter lays out the puzzle of the Pakistan army’s persistent revisionism with respect to India. India and Pakistan have been locked in an enduring rivalry since 1947. Given the expanding power ... More


Pakistan’s Creeping Jihad and Expanding Nuclear Umbrella

C. Christine Fair

in In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190909482
eISBN:
9780190077891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909482.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

To complement and enable its advances at the lower end of the conflict spectrum, Pakistan also strategically acquired nuclear weapons. We now know that Pakistan had a crude device around 1983-4, if ... More


Is the Past Prologue?

C. Christine Fair

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199892709
eISBN:
9780199372249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892709.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins by asking which, if any, elements of the Pakistan Army’s strategic culture could evolve over any policy-relevant future. It considers the various empirically demonstrated sources ... More


Introduction

C. Christine Fair

in In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190909482
eISBN:
9780190077891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909482.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

"In Their Own Words" informs contemporary discussions and analysis of this organization by mobilizing the vast corpus of Lashkar-e-Tayyaba's (LeT) own writing. In this work, I analyze a sample of ... More


The Army’s Strategic Culture and Implications for International Security

C. Christine Fair

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199892709
eISBN:
9780199372249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892709.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The final chapter revisits the framework for the army’s strategic culture that was laid out earlier in this volume and identifies the implications for Pakistan’s behavior over the near term. It ... More


The Domestic Politics of Let

C. Christine Fair

in In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190909482
eISBN:
9780190077891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909482.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Most scholars of Lashkar-e-Tayyaba/Jamaat ud Dawah (LeT/JuD) tend to view the tanzeem as a proxy militia for the Pakistani army. While the organization certainly performs this role, this narrow ... More


Dealing with Let and Escaping Pakistan’s Nuclear Coercion

C. Christine Fair

in In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190909482
eISBN:
9780190077891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909482.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Given Pakistan's strategic commitments and the risk aversion of policy-makers in the United States and India, what options exist for these states to deal with LeT specifically, or more generally, the ... More


In Their Own Words: Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyaba

C. Christine Fair

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190909482
eISBN:
9780190077891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909482.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This path-breaking volume reveals a little-known aspect of how Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, a jihadist terrorist group, functions in Pakistan and beyond by translating and commenting upon a range of ... More


Line on Fire: Ceasefire Violations and India-Pakistan Escalation Dynamics

Happymon Jacob

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199489893
eISBN:
9780199095483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489893.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The India–Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has witnessed repeated ceasefire violations (CFVs) over the past decade. Indeed, with relations between India and Pakistan degrading, CFVs have ... More


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