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

The hallmarks of a master story-teller, an ability that Bruce must have developed from the numerous briefings to senior US Govt officials and Presidents. It provides an insight into how folks at Washington view their South Asian nightmare. For example, did you know that “The name Pakistan is basically an acronym compiled from the names of the areas of Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir, Sindh and Baluchistan” p. Well researched book on how the strategic partnership between US and Pakistan has been a deadly embrace.

Book was published in and could use an updated preface incorporating rise of lone wolf terrorism and post-ISIS Pakistan. InRiedel served as an expert advisor to the prosecution of al Qaeda terrorist Omar Farooq Abdulmutallab in Detroit. Details all the way. Successive American presidents from both parties have pursued narrow short-term interests in the South Asian nation, and many of the resulting policies proved counterproductive embrce the long term, contributing to political instability and a radicalized public.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Product details File Size: He also reveals his favor dexdly Obama. 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.


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

Author presents the history of U. How and why this happened is the subject of this book. Overall this is a very good book and I would recommend it to most audiences. This problem is compounded by United States’ inconsistent and at times self-contradictory policies towards the country, which Riedel [convincingly] argues has weakened democracy and intensified the very security dilemma the US finds herself entangled in. Editorial Reviews Review “Mr.

Must read to understand today’s Pakistan, where it can go, what would be its implications for US, India, South Asia and the world as a whole. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. First, there is a lot of material and ideas that are not presented in this work. Yes, a nuclear armed state would create some problems, but so far, the most militarized nuclear states of the world, the god-fearing states of the U.

Riedel is a graduate of Brown B. May 08, joycesu rated it really liked it.

Read more Read less. A brief primer on security dimension of US-Pakistan relations, specifically war on terror with necessary background information.

Reidel’s concluding argument, however, is that US policy should attempt to defuse the security dilemma over Kashmir and engage Pakistani democratic groups in order to isolate and defeat jihadist forces in Pakistan. That, however, is not an excuse to ignore the pages at hand.

His book provides a useful account of the dysfunctional relationship between Pakistan and America. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Obama brought him in for an assessment, 90 days, of what was really going on. 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.


This site uses cookies to deliver a better user experience. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. May 30, Kevin rated it really liked it Shelves: While he does spell out the dangers of the worst case scenario in Pakistan an Islamic extremist regime with the capability of firing and distributing nuclear dealdy he seems somewhat optimistic about the future. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

What a book that was. Bruce Riedel is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal. Preview — Deadly Embrace by Bruce Riedel. This leaves the book feeling either 20 pages too long or 40 pages too short. The book is informed by his own experiences over most of this period as an intelligence analyst for the U.

Al Qaeda in Europe: Blessed Are the Warmongers. Along the way, many question marks appeared in the margins of the book where good opportunities for larger contextual information would have been very helpful and embtace truthful to the overall narrative. Read reviews that mention south asia global jihad bruce riedel pakistan afghanistan pakistani policy india region relationship view analysis concise intelligence obama towards turning country deadly describing.

That needs to change He presents a clear account of the relationship between the U. There’s ridel problem loading this menu right now. Pin It on Pinterest. Bruce Riedel is an intelligence expert. English Choose a language for shopping.

Typical Bruce Riedel book.