The British and Pakistani Armies: Sharing Both a Personal and Institutional Future

The long relationship between the British and Pakistani armies is transforming, from one based mostly on pomp, ceremony and personal friendships, to one based on shared strategic interests. The Pakistan Army can sometimes be more British than the British Army, at least when it comes to pomp and ceremony. Its cavalry officers have the best … More The British and Pakistani Armies: Sharing Both a Personal and Institutional Future

China’s regional strategy

Dr Maleeha Lodhi At a recent conference in Europe I found a great deal of interest in Pakistan’s close and growing relations with China. Three sets of questions aroused much curiosity.One, how is this relationship evolving in a changing international environment? Two, where does Pakistan fit in with China’s ‘March West’, characterised as China’s effort to direct … More China’s regional strategy

Jomini & Clausewitz

JOMINI AND CLAUSEWITZ:THEIR INTERACTION by Christopher Bassford An edited version of a paperpresented to the 23rd Meeting of theConsortium on Revolutionary Europeat Georgia State University26 February 1993. CopyrightChristopher Bassford. Part of The Clausewitz Homepage IntroductionClausewitzJominiFundamental Differences Between the Two TheoristsTheir InteractionConclusions: The Return of JominiNotesBibliography  At least three important military theorists emerged from the experience of … More Jomini & Clausewitz

Arthashastra

Kautilya’s Arthashastra is an excellent treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military strategy. it is said to have been written by Kautilya, also known by the name Chanakya or Vishnugupta, the prime minister of India’s first great emperor, Chandragupta Maurya. In Arthashastra, Kautilya mixes the harsh pragmatism for which he is famed with compassion for … More Arthashastra