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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In his final chapters however he does offer some well informed suggestions on transforming Pakistan into a force for stability in South Asia.

A nice primer for terrorism and global jihad in pakistan. Riedel now retired from CIA, notes up front that he is a supporter of President Obama and worked as the campaigns South Asia lead analysts.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Renewed Refurbished deadpy with a warranty. This leaves the book feeling either 20 pages too long or 40 pages too short. This background has helped set the stage for the global jihad confronting much of the world today.

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

For deadlh, did you know that “The name Riedeel is basically an acronym compiled from the names of the areas of Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir, Sindh and Baluchistan” p. There is no context of U. 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. Correction- “Central 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 is not arabic.

The title is also a bit misleading, since global jihad only in context of groups operating from pakistan is discussed. He explains what the United Dearly can do now to repair the damage and how it can avoid making similar mistakes in dealing with extremist forces in Pakistan and beyond.


A field veteran writes about the complex nature of many events some label as Juhad while dfadly as terror. I found some fact interesting, but the approach is typically that of the administration s and dont get the local culture.

Read reviews that mention south asia global jihad bruce riedel pakistan afghanistan pakistani policy india region relationship view analysis concise intelligence obama towards turning country deadly describing. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. At the time when the two countries United States and Pakistan are increasingly suspicious at each other and at a time when the American society is turning more and more exhausted and skeptic of its engagement with Pakistan, someone with the calmness, rationality, and experience of Riedel is needed to remind us of the importance and urgency of constant and continuous American engagement with Pakistan.

Written by an Obama insider and long-term CIA employee Bruce Ridel; this book from has become quite dated and reads very much like a Brookings policy paper rather than a full length book. Pakistan, America, and the Future of the Global Jihad. Most of the comments were smaller thoughts, left that way bruuce order to avoid exploring them in their fuller context. 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.

The eembrace context also being that U. Mar 27, Patricia rated it really liked it Shelves: The part I found particularly interesting is the contemplated hypothetical scenario riddel a Pakistan led by Jihadists. Blessed Are the Warmongers. embeace

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. That is how the United States has vruce insurgents for decades.


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Worth it for a quick, but useful, brush up on Pakastani history and its significance to terrorism efforts in 21st Century. Get to Know Us. The final chapter is on ways to help Pakistan.

But I wonder whether this is really a politically achievable solution in Pakistan. Mar 28, Justin rated it really liked it Shelves: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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

Few westerners have any real knowledge of Pakistan history. Overall it provides an insightful perspective on the relations between two very different counrties that still remain stuck with each other in many ways. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. This should also be recognized in the recent peaceful demonstrations across much of the Arab world. The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. Like George Packer roedel his bo Riedel’s follow up to The Search For al Qaeda is an important look at the history rieddel Pakistan from its formation to its current political situation.

Riedel is not a judge nor a politician, for he analyzes the case objectively and points out the flaws of US policy towards Pakistan which has helped bring the Pakistani state to this dangerous point. Dealing with Pakistan is difficult, dangerous and so very important.

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He also reveals his favor for Obama. A brief history about events helping to see the road ahead.

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