Fortifying Pakistan

The Role of U.S. Internal Security Assistance
December 2006
144 pp Pages
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The authors offer a comprehensive examination of Pakistan’s internal security environment and the effectiveness of its criminal justice structures and assess the impact and utility of the principal United States initiatives to help Pakistan strengthen its internal security.

"No other study has so comprehensively addressed the problem of getting Pakistan to live up to its promises, let alone its obligations. This volume is based upon solid research, and its policy suggestions regarding this critically vulnerable state are well-conceived. Pakistan is at a critical point and Americans, Pakistanis, and others would be well-served by reading this study and taking its lessons to heart."

Stephen Philip Cohen, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, and author of The Idea of Pakistan

C. Christine Fair

C. Christine Fair is a Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor in the Security Studies Program within Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She previously served as a senior political scientist with the RAND Corporation, a political officer with the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan in Kabul, and a senior research associate at USIP’s Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention. She has served as a Senior Fellow at West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center, a Senior Resident Fellow at the Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis (New Delhi) and will take up a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship in the spring of 2017. Her research focuses on political and military affairs in South Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka).

Peter Chalk

Peter Chalk is an adjunct political scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has analyzed such topics as unconventional security threats in Southeast and South Asia; new strategic challenges for the U.S. Air Force in Latin America, Africa, and South Asia; evolving trends in national and international terrorism; Australian defense and foreign policy; international organized crime; the transnational spread of disease; and U.S. military links in the Asia-Pacific region. He is a specialist correspondent for Jane's Intelligence Review and associate editor of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, one of the foremost journals in the international security field. Chalk has regularly testified before the U.S. Senate on issues pertaining to national and international terrorism and is author of numerous publications on various aspects of low-intensity conflict in the contemporary world. Chalk is also a senior instructor at the Postgraduate Naval School in Monterey, California, and a non-resident fellow with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in Canberra. Before coming to RAND, Chalk was a professor of politics at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, and a postdoctoral fellow in the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre of the Australian National University, Canberra. Chalk earned his M.A. (First Class) in political studies and international relations at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and his Ph.D. in political science at the University of British Columbia in Canada.

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