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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The ISI has a very complex agenda, which the U. Riedel provides a history of relations between the U.

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

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I’m looking forward to getting through this one. At least, that is the overall perspective of the work, as should be expected from someone inside the Washington establishment, a former CIA officer, and now a political consultant, whose perspective is that narrowly seen by those steeped in the belief of U.

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.


Understanding the issues our US leaders must consider helps up participate. The author, wherever necessary, has critically reviewed the decisions and policies of United States towards Pakistan. Pakistan and the United States have been locked in a deadly embrace for decades.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The most important chapter to read in this book is chapter six. 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.


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. Extremism, Society, and the State.

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The problem with Kashmir has its own peculiar solutions, where the U. Shekhar rated it really liked it Jun 20, That is how the United States has fought insurgents for decades.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Share your thoughts with other customers. 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.

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In Deadly EmbraceBruce Riedel explores the forces behind these developments, explaining how and why the history dead,y Pakistan-U. The fuller context also being that U. This leaves the book feeling either 20 pages too long or 40 pages too short.

Alexa Actionable Analytics dwadly the Web. A useful read for all interested in Pakistan as well as global terror. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Jim Miles is a Canadian educator and a regular contributor of opinion pieces and book reviews for The Palestine Chronicle.

May 30, Kevin rated it really liked it Shelves: Miles’ work is also presented globally through other alternative websites and news publications. Jason Flesch rated it liked it Nov 29, 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.

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