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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Lists with This Book. I’m looking embracd to getting through this one. The deadpy surrounding each ruler’s rise and rule is detailed without sacrificing reader attention. In ensuring to thoroughly document the American role in the region sincethe fractious and often bipolar relationships between American and Pakistani administrations is presented clearly and effectively.

Jun 14, AR Bangash rated it liked it. A longtime CIA officer, he was a senior adviser to four U. The demonstrators were bfuce jihadi terrorists but the everyday citizens of the countries where they lived. The New Battleground of International Jihad. I found the book to be incredibly fascinating, and I highly recommend it to anyone with a short attention span that wants to get right into the meat and b Admittedly, my knowledge of The Middle East is close to, if not fully, pathetic.

He’s been turned to by everyone that matters when seadly comes to the Jihad. Nov 16, Azhar Ali rated it really liked it. As a very smooth read and a short book, I think this is the best way for an American citizen to learn more about what is going on in the Subcontinent in order to better comprehend the challenges and decisions we face as we try embface put an end to both the Global Jihad movement and the war in Afghanistan. May embraxe, Kevin rated it really liked it Shelves: Showing of 17 reviews.

Reagen’s support of Zia, GW Bush’s deadpy of Musharraf but in supporting all those fighting for democracy and free elections ; providing them with the helicopters needed to fight highly mobile guerilla insurgent groups in the field; and in working with both India and Pakistan in ways that are supportive of peaceful relations between the two.


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. For all those disclaimers, two thoughts rise. But, so well written that folks that like mystery, war, crime, documentary style reads will love it.

InRiedel served as an expert advisor to the prosecution of al Qaeda terrorist Omar Farooq Abdulmutallab in Detroit. 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.

His political preferences do not alter the validity of descriptions and prescriptions for South Asia. 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.

Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. My primary complaint, however, is that, like US policy in embracd region, this book’s thesis straddles a rift between providing analysis and articulating strategy. After describing a history of Pakistan with regards burce its relationship with India, its militant extremists, and the United States, he argues why Pakistan remains an important case and a very dangerous situation which, if let out-of-control, can seriously threat global stability.

See all 17 reviews. Indeed he does a brilliant job of guiding the reader through complexities of Pakistani politics and strategy. Riedel is a graduate of Brown B. The author tapping into his vast experience acknowledges that there is not much US can do should there be an Islamic State in Pakistan. Preview — Deadly Embrace by Bruce Riedel. Please try again later.

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

This background has helped set riede stage for the global jihad confronting much embracee the world today. English Choose a language for shopping. This site uses cookies to deliver a better user experience. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. More importantly perhaps it provides the clearest explanation to date of why Pakistan appears to be so ambivalent towards Islamic extremism as manifested in what Riedel identifies as the “Global Jihad” and the Afghan Taliban movement.


Reidel actually goes out on a limb and offers a solution – resolve the Kashmir issue first – but sadly we all know that won’t happen. Jason Flesch rated it liked it Nov 29, The relationship between Pakistan and America is a fascinating yet muddled story, meandering through periods of friendship and enmity, symbiosis and distrust: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Suggested solutions are plenty and based on factual realities. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. They are apparently successful in Tunisia and Egypt, although the extent of realizable democracy may quickly be subverted by corporate and military interests. Pakistan and the United States have been locked in a deadly embrace for decades. All of this in under pages.

A brief primer on security dimension of US-Pakistan relations, specifically war on terror with necessary background information.

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

If you are into international relations at all, you should read this book. Worth it for a quick, but useful, brush up on Pakastani history and its significance to terrorism efforts in 21st Century. But, so well written that folks that like mystery, wa Deadlj reading “Obama’s War” I discovered Bruce Riedel through Bob Woodward’s very solid newshound research.

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He retired in after 30 years of deaddly at the Central Intelligence Agency, including postings overseas. Bruce Riedel has now produced an excellent volume on the country that is both analytically sharp and cogently written. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. The latter may well be true, but given the lack bruuce context of the U.

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