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Pakistan and a World in Disorder

A Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century

Authors: Husain, Javid

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About this book

This book delineates the role that Pakistan should play in the largely anarchic world of the twenty-first century in order to best serve the country’s long-term national interests. Its main aim is to lay down the parameters within which Pakistan’s grand strategy should be formulated, taking into account the evolving global and regional security environment and Pakistan’s historical experience. Provided here is an in-depth analysis and critical evaluation of the past record of Pakistan’s foreign policy within this context, bringing out its successes and failures, strengths and weaknesses. Based on these analyses, a comprehensive approach is recommended for safeguarding Pakistan’s national security and promoting its prosperity utilizing a strategy that is a marked departure from the military-dominated, uni-dimensional policies the country has followed thus far. Besides providing guidelines to Pakistan’s policy makers and intelligentsia, this book will be of interest to academics, foreign observers, and general readers in understanding the constraints and parameters within which Pakistan – a de facto nuclear-weapon state of 190 million people at the cross-roads of South Asia, Central Asia, and the Persian Gulf –  must operate to safeguard its national interests in the turbulent times ahead.

About the authors

Javid Husain is a Visiting Research Scholar at the South Asia Institute of the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and is a former Ambassador of Pakistan to the Netherlands, South Korea, and Iran. During his 37-year long diplomatic career, he served at diplomatic assignments in several important capitals including Paris, New York, Beijing, The Hague, Seoul, Tehran, and Washington, D.C. Since his retirement in 2004, he has kept himself busy writing on foreign policy and international issues besides delivering lectures at Universities and think tanks.

Reviews

“Javid Husain provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges facing Pakistan in the contemporary context. … provides a useful and thorough overview of the foreign policy challenges Pakistan will face in the near future.” (Hassan Javid, Dawn, dawn.com, November, 2016)


“Pakistan and a World in Disorder is a valuable addition to the literature on Pakistan's foreign policy as it is probably the first systematic effort to identify the pitfalls of over-dependence on military strength at the cost of the vital and pressing mission of the country's economic development. Javid Husain's book is a timely reminder to reappraise and redirect Pakistan's national strategy to successfully meet the challenges of economic development while maintaining a credible deterrence in the face of an insecure regional and global security environment.” (M. Saeed Khalid, former Ambassador of Pakistan, Pakistan)

“The world order is in turmoil and a dangerous Great Game is on our doorstep. Only someone as brilliant and incisive as Ambassador Javid Husain could have written this serious analytical book. His recommendations for Pakistan merit the highest consideration. Must-read.” (Riaz Khokhar, former Foreign Secretary, Pakistan)

 “Thorough analysis and insights by the author do justice to the prescient title of the book which was published when the established global structures were just beginning to be challenged. In the current uncertain times, the book offers important lessons to Pakistani policy makers and scholars especially for prioritization of economic policies in the interest of political stability and security.” (Riaz Mohammad Khan, author and former Foreign Secretary, Pakistan)

“Javid Husain provides a unique and important insider’s perspective on how Pakistan sees its strategic priorities and how it formulates policies to address challenges before it. This is a timely, erudite, and incisive book, and a welcome contribution to the study of Pakistan.” (Vali Nasr, Dean, Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pakistan and a World in Disorder
Book Subtitle
A Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59962-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59962-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60029-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95607-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 217
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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