Pakistan: a Pivotal State at a Critical Time:The most comprehensive and timely compendium of facts, figures, names, addresses, history and contextual data, yet published on Pakistan, with full and uniquely rich material on Pakistan s defense forces, defense industry, intelligence services, and much more. Pakistan is facing one of its most challenging decades since independence in 1947. The threats may appear to be less than clear, but Pakistan is, indeed, a nation on the edge. Many of the critical challenges facing Pakistan today, however, are not of its own making. If Pakistan was to fall into chaos or paralysis because of these potential crises, then there would be severe strategic ramifications for the global community, as well as for Pakistan's neighbors. And despite a trend of positive economic, political, and social indicators in Pakistan over the past decade, many external observers, without looking at these positive underpinnings, claim that Pakistan may become a 'failed state' and that it has not been a true 'ally of the US in the war on terror'. Such emotive journalism merely makes balanced policymaking toward South Asia more difficult in capitals around the world. The South Asian region and the international community must ask what the ramifications could be of a social, economic, or sovereign collapse of Pakistan. The process of expanding a more strategic understanding of Pakistan and its place in the South Asian and global balance is very much one of the functions of this book.
Gregory R. Copley Gregory Copley, who serves as an adviser on strategic issues to a number of governments and leaders, is Editor-in-Chief of Defense & Foreign Affairs publications, and Director of Intelligence at the Global Information System (GIS), on on-line, encrypted-access, global intelligence service which provides strategic current intelligence to governments. He is President of the International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA), based in Washington, DC. He is a founcding Director of ISSA Indo-Pacific Pty Ltd, the Australian strategic research institution. Mr Copley has authored more than 30 books, and several thousand articles, papers, and lectures on strategic issues, history, and other topics. His recent books include Energy Security 2.0: How Energy is Central to the Changing Global Balance in the New Age of Geography (International Strategic Studies Association, Washington, DC, 2011); The Art of Victory (Simon & Schuster's Threshold Editions, New York, 2006); The Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook 18 editions, 2,500+ pages (ISSA 1976-2011); and (with Andrew Pickford and others) Australia 2050: An Examination of Australia's Condition, Outlook, and Options for the First Half of the 21st Century. He has received a number of orders and decorations from governments, including, in 2007, being made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to the international community in the field of strategic analysis. Purvis Hussain is Managing Director of United International Technologies (pvt.) Ltd. (UIT), in Islamabad, Pakistan. He has three decades of experience in the defense and security arena, and a diverse cultural, educational, and work background, having lived on three continents and traveled to some 60 countries. Mr. Hussain began his career with International Associates, in Washington, DC, and went on to establish UIT in Islamabad. His knowledge and experience in the field of defense marketing and business development has been recognized by major aerospace and defense companies around the world. Some 46 such companies, including BAE Systems, Litton, and Lockheed Martin, have utilized his services. Mr. Hussain has spoken regularly at major international defense and strategic forums.Review :
A major new ISSA study, The Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook on Pakistan, has reported that Indian security services, working with Afghan Government intelligence officials, have been providing arms, intelligence, training, and other support to jihadist fighters to destabilize Pakistan s North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Pakistani tribal areas. The 260pp study also cited US intelligence sources as confirming the Indian and Afghan Government actions, but said that the US was taking no steps to stop the destabilization of Pakistan, despite the fact that Pakistani cooperation with the international peacekeeping operations is critical to the success of the war to halt the Taliban in Afghanistan, and despite the fact that Pakistan which is currently now a net importer of food is providing massive food aid to Afghanistan. The study, authored by ISSA President Gregory R. Copley and Purvis A. Hussain, provides the most significant depth of detail ever published on the political, military, and intelligence situation prevailing in Pakistan. The book, which has extensive current listings of key Pakistani defense personnel, cabinet officials, Foreign Ministry officials, and the like, as well as the first listings published of the Pakistani defense industrial sector, was scheduled to be launched at the Fifth International Defence Exhibition, in Karachi, on November 25, 2008. The book also has the most detailed order of battle data yet published on Pakistan, as well as significant chapters on the economy, the tribal areas, the regional situation, and much more. The Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook on Pakistan is part of a series of Defense & Foreign Affairs country studies produced by the International Strategic Studies Association. The country handbooks, such as the recent one on Azerbaijan, complement ISSA s worldwide Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook, which is now being published in its 18th edition in CD-ROM format, and is also available online as Defense & Foreign Affairs Handbook Online. --Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy journal
Description du livre The International Strategic Studies Association, 2008. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1892998149
Description du livre The International Strategic Studies Association, 2008. Hardcover. État : Brand New. first edition. 260 pages. 8.60x5.70x0.90 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 1892998149