Pakistan's Arms Procurement and Military Buildup, 1979-99: In Search of a Policy

Pakistan's Arms Procurement and Military Buildup, 1979-99: In Search of a Policy

by A. Siddiqa-Agha

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The strategic imperative is held as the primary explanation for Pakistan's military buildup. This book presents a fundamental departure in presenting an analysis of the internal dynamics of defense management and decision-making in Pakistan-a new nuclear weapon state. This is an in-depth study of Pakistan's security link with its arms suppliers and defense industrial capacity, and the influence of Pakistan's army on conventional and unconventional defense decisions. The analysis is backed with numerous case studies of defense decisions carried out from 1979-99.

Author Biography: Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha is Ford Fellow at the Bonn International Center for Conversion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349406777
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
Pages: 231
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

AYESHA SIDDIQA-AGHA is a freelance researcher and a civil servant. In recognition of her research she was appointed as the Director of Naval Research in the Pakistan Navy, a distinction enjoyed by no other Pakistani academic. Also a Ford Fellow, she has contributed numerous articles and papers in international journals and other publications. Her previous work includes Management of Light Weapons Production in Public and Private Sectors: A View from Pakistan and Curbing the Weapons of Civilian Destruction.

Table of Contents

List of Tables List of Figures List of Maps Acknowledgements Preface Foreword Glossary Introduction PART ONE Development of Threat Perception The Official Decisionmaking System Pakistan's Power Politics and Defence Decisionmaking The Cost of Military Buildup Military Industrial Complex PART TWO Military Buildup Decisions, 19779-90 Military Buildup Decisions, 1990-99 Mutually Assured Deterrence: The Nuclear Option Looking Ahead Index Pakistan's Arms Suppliers

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