Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 15, 2012 - Political Science - 256 pages
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The leading journalist on Pakistan lays out America's options with Pakistan and Afghanistan in the post-Bin Laden years.

What are the possibilities-and hazards-facing America as it withdraws from Afghanistan and as it reviews its long engagement in Pakistan? Where is the Taliban now in both these countries? What does the immediate future hold and what are America's choices as President Obama considers our complicated history and faces reelection?

These are some of the crucial questions that Ahmed Rashid- Pakistan's preeminent journalist-takes on in this follow-up to his acclaimed Descent into Chaos. Rashid correctly predicted that the Iraq war would have to be refocused into Afghanistan and that Pakistan would emerge as the leading player through which American interests and actions would have to be directed. Now, as Washington and the rest of the West wrestle with negotiating with unreliable and unstable "allies" in Pakistan, there is no better guide to the dark future than Ahmed Rashid.

He focuses on the long-term problems-the changing casts of characters, the future of international terrorism, and the actual policies and strategies both within Pakistan and Afghanistan and among the Western allies-as the world tries to bring some stability to a fractured region saddled with a legacy of violence and corruption. The decisions made by America and the West will affect the security and safety of the world. And as he has done so well in the past, Rashid offers sensible solutions and provides a way forward for all three countries.

  

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Review: Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan

User Review  - Muhammad Tahir - Goodreads

Agreed with eminent writer Mr. Ahmed Rashid thought, American policy towards South Asia is absolutely wrong since day of first. America killed thousands innocent Afghans and Pakistan in the war on terror. and still killing them without any moral reason. Read full review

Review: Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan

User Review  - Goodreads

Agreed with eminent writer Mr. Ahmed Rashid thought, American policy towards South Asia is absolutely wrong since day of first. America killed thousands innocent Afghans and Pakistan in the war on terror. and still killing them without any moral reason. Read full review

Contents

ABBREVIATIONS
PREFACE
ONE
TWO
THREE
FOUR
FIVE
SIX
SEVEN
EIGHT
NINE
NOTES
INDEX
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Ahmed Rashid is a journalist who has been covering Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia for more than twenty years. He is a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review, Daily Telegraph, and The Nation, a leading newspaper in Pakistan. His #1 New York Times bestseller Taliban has been translated into more than twenty languages.

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