by. Bruce Riedel. · Rating details · ratings · 26 reviews. Pakistan and the United States have been locked in a deadly embrace for decades. Successive. Review of Book namely “Deadly Embrace, Pakistan, America and the future of Global Jihad” by Bruce Riedel. This book was important when Osama bin Laden was alive and a seemingly never ending hunt was on for him. But, now, in the backdrop of his death due to an.
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A longtime CIA officer, he was a senior adviser to four U. Would you like to tell us about a riedeel price? His political preferences do not alter the validity of descriptions and prescriptions for South Asia.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Brookings Institute Press, Washington, D. The relationship between Pakistan and America is a fascinating yet muddled story, meandering through periods of friendship and enmity, symbiosis and distrust: All of this in under pages. The problem with Kashmir has its own peculiar solutions, where the U.
This leaves the book feeling either 20 pages too long or 40 pages too short. Suman Debnath rated it liked it Apr 25, Sep 14, S P rated it really liked it. Reidel’s concluding argument, however, is that US policy should attempt to defuse the security dilemma over Kashmir and seadly Pakistani democratic groups in order to isolate and defeat jihadist forces in Pakistan.
A bit long, but a good summary of our history with Pakistan. This background has helped set the stage for the global jihad confronting much of the world today. The worst part of the book is the purely conjectural chapter on the possible future of Pakistan.
He’s been turned to by everyone that matters when it comes to the Jihad. What is not mentioned is Kashmir as an actual independent state, an obvious solution, at least for the Kashmiris. The last chapter in the book summarizes that recommendation report, A brief primer on security dimension of US-Pakistan relations, specifically war on terror with necessary background information. English Choose a language for shopping. I found the book to be incredibly fascinating, and I highly recommend it to anyone with a short attention span that wants to get right into the meat and bones of our issues with The Middle East.
The author tapping into his vast experience acknowledges that there is not much US can do should there be an Islamic State in Pakistan. The demonstrators were not jihadi terrorists but the everyday citizens of the countries where they lived. Extremism, Society, and the State. This book is a very careful analysis of U. It does however have the benefit of having interviews and contributions from the major political actors involved in the Pakistan-US relationship owing to the author’s access to the individuals in question and his own part in the relationship between the two countries.
Al Qaeda in Europe: Also the last line of the book summarise the American view towards Pakistan, which is to use Pakistan for American objectives in the region or whatever hampers American objectives – Pakistan to be a transactionary State which does American bidding for American interests.
The last chapter in the book summarizes that recommendation report, providing path forward for US-Pakistan relations. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America, and the Future of the Global Jihad
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. My primary complaint, however, is that, like US policy in the region, this book’s thesis straddles a rift between providing analysis and articulating strategy.
So, I think, he very well knows what he is talking about especially in this volatile and decisive time when the US-Pakistani relationship has hit a new low point.
Deadly Embrace explains how the United States, on several occasions, actually helped the foes of democracy in Pakistan and aided in the development of the very enemies it is now fighting in the region.
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Set up a giveaway. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Riedel is one of America’s foremost authorities on U. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I found the book to be incredibly fascinating, and I highly recommend it to anyone with a short attention span that wants to get right into the meat and b Admittedly, my knowledge of The Middle East is close to, if not fully, pathetic.
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Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America, and the Future of the Global Jihad by Bruce Riedel
Yet he remains confident that Pakistanis and Americans can “transform what has long been a deadly embrace into a union of minds with a common purpose: Account and analysis from a man who has seen it all so close. A nice primer for terrorism and global jihad in pakistan. Jun 21, Emmett rated it really liked it. Overall this is a very good book and I would recommend it to most audiences.