Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 November 2016

184 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199768523

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Jihad as Grand Strategy

Islamist Militancy, National Security, and the Pakistani State

Paul Kapur

  • Focuses specifically on Pakistan's militant strategy, rather than on Pakistani foreign and military policy broadly
  • Explains Pakistan's strategy as a rational response to acute state weakness and to Pakistan's founding narrative, rather than simply the product of inexorable social forces, perverse structural incentives, or organizational pathologies
  • Offers a general framework for assessing the costs and benefits of states' strategic use of militant proxies