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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His political preferences do not alter the readly of descriptions and prescriptions for South Asia. How the Islamization happened in Pakistan. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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 in the long term, contributing to political instability and a radicalized public.

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

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.

To ask other readers questions about Deadly Embraceplease sign up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The demonstrators were not jihadi terrorists but the everyday citizens of the countries where they lived.


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.

It also outlines US decision to hob-nob with Pakistan’s military dictators at various points in last half a century, which has been to a great extent one of the reason for emergence of golobal ‘jihad’ as we know it today. May 23, Paula Kougeas rated it really liked it. 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.

Much of Pakistan’s situation today is the result of its focus on its neighbour India –the rise of its military establishment, the ISI, the appeal of military dictatorships, the ambivalent attitude towards its MANY political and jihadist factions. This site uses cookies to deliver a better user experience. Nov 16, Azhar Ali rated it really liked it.

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

I’m looking forward riddel getting through this one. 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. I found some fact interesting, but the approach is typically that of the administration s and dont get the local culture.

A brief primer on security dimension of US-Pakistan relations, specifically war on terror with necessary background information. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Preview — Deadly Embrace by Bruce Riedel.

Open Preview See a Problem? Shekhar rated it really liked it Jun 20, The last chapter contains his experienced and realistic but bound-to-be-unpopular-with-some recommendations of how to begin to get US-Pakistani relations back on track by building dialogue and trust.


The information surrounding each ruler’s rise and rule is detailed without sacrificing reader attention. Not Enabled Word Wise: All of this in under pages.

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 weapons he seems somewhat optimistic about the future.

May 08, joycesu rated it really liked it. What is not mentioned is Kashmir as an actual independent state, an obvious solution, at least for the Kashmiris. The part I found particularly interesting is the contemplated hypothetical scenario of a Pakistan led by Jihadists.

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

Well researched book on how the strategic partnership between US and Pakistan has been a deadly embrace. 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. This background has helped set the stage for the global jihad confronting much of the world today.

What is not mentioned is that Saudi Arabia is essentially a wholly owned fiefdom of the U. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Most of the comments were smaller thoughts, left that way in order to avoid exploring them in their fuller context. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. A brief history about events helping to see the road ahead.

In Deadly EmbraceBruce Riedel explores the forces behind these developments, explaining how and why the history of Pakistan-U.