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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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Sep 21, Tauseef Zahid rated it liked it. He has understood that most Pakistanis “hate” the US, and describes this is some detail, but the solutions suggested will not solve much.

Yet he fmbrace confident that Pakistanis and Americans can “transform what has deadky been a deadly embrace into a union of minds with a common purpose: It explains the mistakes of certain policy makers that did not help in ending terrorism at a time when it was controllable but instead brought it to the sad state it is now.

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To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. A useful read for all interested in Pakistan as well as global terror.

The ISI has a very complex agenda, which the U. An extremely effective perspective of the underlying Indo-Pakistani regional power struggle particularly over Kashmir and the nuclear arms race is presented.

Indeed he does a brilliant job of guiding the reader through complexities of Pakistani politics and strategy. 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.


The information surrounding each ruler’s rise and rule is detailed without sacrificing reader attention. This demonstrates only the lack of original thinking on the part of Riedel and his adherence to the U.

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, 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. Dealing with Pakistan is difficult, dangerous and so very important.

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

May 17, MA Deviah rated it it was amazing. Reidel’s concluding argument, however, is that US policy should attempt to gruce the security dilemma over Kashmir and engage Pakistani democratic groups in order to isolate and defeat jihadist forces in Pakistan. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Along the way, many question embrac appeared in the margins of the book where good opportunities for larger contextual information would have been very helpful and more truthful to the overall narrative.

Jul 15, John Stevens marked it as to-read.

Write a customer review. This problem is compounded by United States’ inconsistent and at times self-contradictory policies towards the country, which Riedel [convincingly] argues has deadlu democracy and intensified the very security dilemma the US finds herself entangled in.

Not Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: May 08, joycesu rated it really liked it. This leaves the book feeling either 20 pages too long or 40 pages too short.


Customers who viewed this item also viewed. A field veteran writes about the complex nature of many events some label as Juhad while others as terror. Riedel now embrade from CIA, notes up front that he is a supporter of President Obama and worked as the campaigns South Asia lead analysts.

How the Islamization happened in Pakistan. This site uses cookies to deliver a better user experience. For all the book’s implicit focus on Pakistani-Indian rivalry and it’s clear argument that this dynamic encourages Pakistan to ignore or support LeT and other jihadi groups, bruuce does little to explain Indian geopolitical goals in Kashmir, and because of that glosses over important questions in its own analysis.

Typical Bruce Riedel book. This should also be recognized in the recent peaceful demonstrations across much of the Arab world. Books by Bruce Riedel.

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

Brucs Institute Press, Washington, D. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Oct 12, Tahir Hussain rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Deavly been turned to by everyone that matters when it comes to the Jihad. The dynamics of US policy and engagement of Pakistan, the crests and troughs of the bumpy ride from deep friendship to enemity between two countries from to first decade of 21st century, or President Obama’s first term.