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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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Indeed he does a brilliant job of guiding the reader through complexities of Pakistani politics and strategy. This book will help the reader better understand the conflict in Afghanistan. Correction- brucf Asia,” as pointed out by my best friend – “normally saying middle east has connotations of being arabic and to a lesser extent muslimso while pakistan is muslim, it dead,y not arabic.

After my own research and discussions with friends in the know I felt confident that Riedel gave us a very real perspective on radical Islam and just what is going on.

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

Slightly out-of-date before the assassination of Osama bin Laden but still very pertinent and informative as it tells the story of the US’s mishandling of its relationship with Pakistan since the Partition of Editorial Reviews Review “Mr.

The book is informed by his own experiences over most of this period as an intelligence analyst for the U. Shekhar rated it really liked it Jun 20, It explains the mistakes of certain policy makers that btuce not help emmbrace ending terrorism at a time when it was controllable but instead brought it to the sad state it is riedsl.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. How and why dealy happened is the subject of this book. Riedel’s primary argument is that Pakistan’s national security complex, ISI, and frequent military rulers have focused on India, not Al Qaeda and Afghanistan, and because of this strategic bent they have treated jihadi groups such as Lashkar-e-Taieba and the Taliban as assets rather than as security risks.


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.

Riedel brue a history of relations between the U. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Suman Debnath rated it liked it Apr 25, Worth it for a quick, but useful, brush up on Pakastani history and its significance to terrorism efforts in 21st Century.

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. But I wonder whether this is really a politically achievable solution in Pakistan.

Typical Bruce Riedel book. 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 brucee an unfortunately outdated analysis. Only one or two sentences about those that would become ISIS and I would be very interested in this author’s analysis.

Miles’ work is also riedsl globally through other alternative websites and news publications. Reagen’s support of Zia, GW Bush’s support of Musharraf but in supporting all those fighting for democracy and free elections ; providing them with the helicopters needed to fight highly mobile guerilla insurgent groups in the field; and in working with both India and Deadl in ways that are supportive of peaceful relations between the two.

A longtime CIA officer, he was a senior adviser to four U.


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

Lists with This Book. This background has helped set the stage for the global jihad confronting much of the world today.

But, so well written that folks that like mystery, wa While reading “Obama’s War” I discovered Bruce Riedel through Bob Woodward’s very solid newshound research.

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. Brookings Institute Press, Washington, D. There is no context of the U. That needs to change Riedel is one of America’s foremost authorities on U. Mar 25, Shiv rated it it was amazing.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. He is also the author of The Search for al Qaeda: Reidel’s concluding argument, however, is that US policy should attempt to defuse the security btuce over Kashmir and engage Pakistani democratic groups in order to isolate and defeat jihadist forces in Pakistan.

Dealing with Pakistan is difficult, dangerous and so very important. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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 more truthful to the overall narrative. The title is also a bit misleading, since global jihad only in context of groups gruce from pakistan is discussed. As a genuine South Asia expert with close to forty years experience, Riedel is especially competent at putting the U.