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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Interesting to discover how the terrorism factory is run by a relatively small group of people. Also, interesting to learn that the global community has always been aware of Pakistan’s dubious role as a terrorist monger as well as a black marketeer of nuclear technology but more or less did nothing. Bruce Riedel is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal. To emrbace the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

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

Lists with This Book. The book is very insightful and divulge on many intricate issues for understanding of situation in AfPak.

This site uses cookies to deliver a better emvrace experience. English Choose a language for shopping. Riedel is one of America’s foremost authorities on U.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Pin It on Pinterest. So, I think, he very well knows what he is talking about especially in this volatile and decisive time when the US-Pakistani relationship has hit a new low point.

First, there is a lot of material and ideas that are not presented in this work. Understanding the issues our US leaders must consider helps up participate. Jun 14, AR Bangash rated it liked it. In Deadly EmbraceBruce Riedel explores the forces behind these developments, explaining how and why the history of Pakistan-U.


His recommendations, which after reading the preceding chapters, have the sound of pragmatism to them include resolving ebmrace disputes Afghanistan, Kashmir which necessitate a strong army and nuclear arms; helping Pakistan with its infrastructure water, education problems without the strings of past imposed “foreign aid” restrictions; engaging in strengthening Pakistan’s civilian-elected leaders starting with the freely elected prime ministers and NOT focusing on single individuals who may be rogue leaders in the end e.

They are apparently successful in Tunisia and Egypt, although the extent of realizable democracy may quickly be subverted by corporate and military interests. 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.

The last chapter in the book summarizes that recommendation report, A brief primer on security dimension of US-Pakistan relations, specifically war on terror with necessary background information. Details all the way. Admittedly, my knowledge of The Middle East is close enbrace, if not fully, pathetic. He is also the author of The Search for al Qaeda: Aug 15, Ajay Chopra rated it really liked it. Typical Bruce Riedel book. At least, that is the overall perspective of the work, as should be expected from someone inside the Washington establishment, a embrcae CIA officer, ruedel now a political consultant, whose perspective is that narrowly seen by those steeped in the belief of U.


If you are into international relations at all, you should read this book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The last chapter in the book summarizes that recommendation report, providing path forward for US-Pakistan relations. For example, he proposes a “soft” border between Indian and Pakistani Kashmir.

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

A very readable and brief description of America’s relationship with Pakistan. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

In JanuaryPresident Barack Obama asked him to chair a review of American policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan, the results of which the president announced in a speech on March 27, See all 17 reviews. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

Feb 21, Terry Earley rated it liked it. He’s been turned to by everyone that matters when it comes to the Jihad.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. 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.