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. Jan 17, The Paperback of the Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America, and the Future of the Global Jihad by Bruce Riedel at Barnes & Noble. by. Bruce Riedel. · Rating details · ratings · 26 reviews. Pakistan and the United States have been locked in a deadly embrace for decades. Successive.

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It provides an insight into how folks at Washington view their South Asian nightmare. But, so well written that folks that like mystery, dead,y, crime, documentary style reads will love it. Like George Packer in his bo Riedel’s follow up to The Search For al Qaeda is an important look at the history of Pakistan from its formation to its current political situation.

For example, he proposes a “soft” border between Indian and Pakistani Kashmir. Dealing with Pakistan is difficult, dangerous and so very important. A nice primer for terrorism and global jihad in pakistan. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. May 23, Paula Kougeas rated it really liked it.

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So, I haven’t read it. Nielsen Book Data Publisher’s Summary Pakistan and the United States have been locked in a deadly embrace for decades. Dnyanesh Talpade rated it really deaxly it Jan 20, Pakistan, America, and the future of the global jihad.

In ensuring to thoroughly document the American role in the region sincethe fractious and often bipolar relationships between America Extremely informative in terms of Pakistan’s tumultuous history of military and civilian rule. Return to Book Page.


Browse related items Start at call number: While rideel does spell out the dangers of the worst case scenario in Pakistan an Islamic extremist regime with the capability of firing and distributing nuclear weapons he seems somewhat optimistic about the future. Worth it for a quick, but useful, brush up on Pakastani history and its significance to terrorism efforts in dedly Century.

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A field veteran writes about the complex nature of many events some label as Juhad while others as terror. He explains what the United States can do now to repair the damage and how it rledel avoid making similar mistakes in dealing with extremist forces in Pakistan and beyond.

One of the best geo political analysis of the most troubled region in the world.

Correction- “Central Asia,” as pointed out by my best friend – “normally saying dradly east has connotations of being arabic and to a lesser extent muslimso while pakistan is muslim, it is not arabic. A bit long, but a good summary of our history with Pakistan. A very readable and brief description of America’s relationship with Pakistan.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Aug 24, Saeed Khan rated it liked it.

Recommended for people studying Indo-US relations, since almost all Indo-Pak issues had some bearing from the major world powers of the time and this book covers those aspects very well. The book seeks to unravel this paradox, revealing and interpreting the tortuous path of relations between two very different nations, which remain, in many ways, stuck with each other.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I found some fact interesting, but the approach is typically that of the administration s and deadlt get the local culture. In “Deadly Embrace”, Bruce Riedel explores the forces behind these developments, explaining how and why the history of Pakistan-U.


As brkce Reidel scripts an excellent narrative of the shit in South Asia, the subterfuge of Brhce, the blindness of America, and the impotence of India. Shekhar rated it really liked it Jun 20, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’m looking forward to getting through this one.

The title is also a bit misleading, since global jihad only in context of groups operating from pakistan is discussed.

Want to Read Currently Reading Bruxe. Author seems to downplay actors like Zarqawi and the pre-ISIS faction of al-Qaeda as ‘victims of their own brutality’ as it related to their poor relations with local tribes by an unfortunately outdated analysis.

Typical Bruce Riedel book.

Deadly Embrace: Pakistan, America, and the Future of the Global Jihad

The book is very insightful and ruedel on many intricate issues for understanding of situation in AfPak. Also, interesting to learn that the global community has always been aware of Pakistan’s dubious role as a terrorist monger as well as a black marketeer of nuclear technology but more or less did nothing.

As Riedel writes, “Pakistan is a complex and combustible society undergoing a severe crisis, which Enbrace helped create over the years” p. Riedel, a former C.