Kyle Monsees rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Brookings Institution Press, c So, I haven’t read it. 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. 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.

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The Geopolitics of the Eiedel State. But I wonder whether this is really a politically achievable solution in Pakistan. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Washington’s favorite Saudi, Muhammad bin Nayef, is the scourge of al-Qaida and Iran but no friend of those who want to see major reforms in the kingdom. Product details File Size: Author seems to downplay actors like Zarqawi and the pre-ISIS faction of al-Qaeda as ‘victims of their own brutality’ fiedel it related to their poor relations deadly embrace bruce riedel local tribes by an unfortunately outdated analysis.

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In “Deadly Embrace”, Bruce Riedel explores the forces behind these developments, explaining how and why the history of Pakistan-U. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Read more Read less. A nice primer for terrorism and global jihad in pakistan.


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

This book is totally in opposition of Pakistan a hard country which is considered as neutral book on History of Pakistan. Showing of 17 reviews. The book is dealing with various issues in single time it is dealing with Pakistan is difficult, dangerous and so very important.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Riedel provides a history of relations between the U. This book is a very careful analysis of U.

The last chapter of book is bruuce to read particulary the last paragraph is concluding or summarizing the book in it own way and covering the loops of author. This background has helped set the Pakistan and the United States have been locked in a deadly embrace for decades.

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Nov 16, Azhar Ali rated rriedel really liked it. Aug 15, Ajay Chopra rated it really liked it. Jul 12, Umesh rated it liked it. The title is also a bit misleading, since global jihad only in context of groups operating from pakistan is discussed. How the Islamization happened in Pakistan.

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

Extremely informative in terms of Pakistan’s tumultuous history of military and civilian rule. Sep 21, Tauseef Zahid rated it liked it.


He’s been turned to by everyone that matters when it comes to the Jihad. He focus on Pak-Af and told how jihad has deadly embrace bruce riedel the history of this region. He does discuss this a bit, but I would have liked to see a discussion of how Riedel’s proposed solutions are workable in the present political environment within Pakistan.

Worth it for a quick, but useful, brush up deadly embrace bruce riedel Pakastani history and its significance to terrorism efforts in 21st Century. Kyle Monsees rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Mar 27, Patricia rated it really liked it Shelves: Suman Debnath rated it liked it Apr 25, In ensuring to thoroughly document the American role in the region sincethe fractious and often bipolar relationships between America Extremely informative in terms of Pakistan’s tumultuous history of military and civilian rule.

May 08, joycesu rated it really liked it. Obama brought him in for an assessment, 90 days, of what was really going on.