Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy

Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy Review

Pakistan occupies a paradoxical, even contradictory place in American foreign policy. Nominally a strategic ally in the war on terror, it is the third-largest recipient of US aid in the world. At the same time, it is run by its military and intelligence service—whose goals certainly do not always overlap with US priorities.
            This book offers a close look at what the rise of the military has meant for Pakistani society. Ayesha Siddiqa shows how entrenched the military has become, not just in day-to-day governance, but in the Pakistani corporate sector as well. What are the consequences of this unprecedented merging of the military and corporate sectors? What does it mean for Pakistan’s economic development—let alone for hopes of an eventual return to democracy and de-militarization? This new edition brings Siddiqa’s account fully up to date with a new preface and conclusion that emphasize the changing role of the media.

Title:Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy
Edition Language:English

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  • Tariq Mahmood

    Stephen Cohen defines the Pakistan army succinctly, there are three types of armies that guard their nation's borders, there are those that are concerned by protecting their own position in society, a...

  • Aasem Bakhshi

    Overall, an educating read. But one that doesn't leave impressions as far as quality of research and analysis is concerned. Seems like an hurriedly published work....

  • Muneeb Salman

    According to Francis Fukuyama, colonial powers left three institutions in former colonies as a legacy after decolonization, namely bureaucracy, military and democracy. The bureaucracy and military was...

  • Muhammad Arqum

    Can be difficult and slightly too technical at times, but nevertheless, provides an unprecedented insight into the hush-hush-no-go-territory....

  • Bajwa M

    The last line of the 2017 edition epilogue is "The soft martial law is here to stay". I couldn't agree more. In terms of a good leader, Pakistan has been out of luck after Jinnah. Founding father want...

  • Colin

    3.5 stars. This book examines the Pakistani military’s economic holdings — its service welfare foundations, commercial enterprises, pensions and land grant programs for officers — arguing that s...

  • Omer farooq

    well!this is a book seen through the spectacles of an economist cum think tank to military as a machine where it is working as a parasite on economy of a common man. categorizing the largest armies of...

  • Usman Arif

    An insightful look into the depth of the Pakistan military's interference into the country's economy. The book itself sometimes is hard to get through due to numerous facts and tables and numbers pres...

  • Muhammad Shemyal Nisar

    An excellent and daring piece of work concerning the political and economic working of Pakistan Military. Although at a point it seems quiet boring because of all the minor details covered and repitit...

  • Arij Awais

    Every country has an army and Pakistan army has a country becomes clear after this. This book shows how the civilian government is just a face saving and the real power lies with the Army...