The Pakistan Cauldron: Conspiracy, Assassination & Instability (Google eBook)
The killing of Osama bin Laden spotlighted Pakistan 's unpredictable political dynamics, which are often driven by conspiracy theory, paranoia, and a sense of betrayal. In Pakistan, the late prime minister Benazir Bhutto famously declared, there is always the story behind the story. In "The Pakistan Cauldron," James P. Farwell explains what makes Pakistani politics tick. Farwell has advised the Department of Defense on terrorism, sovereignty, and the political issues in the Middle East, Africa, and Pakistan. Here he reveals how key Pakistani political players have inconsistently employed the principles of strategic communication to advance their agendas and undercut their enemies.Pakistan is an enigma to many. Only by understanding the complex forces that shape Pakistani leaders can we uncover their shifting political agendas and how they affect America and the West. Farwell explains how and why former president Pervez Musharraf clamped down on nuclear scientist A. Q. Kahn and isolated him. He assesses Benazir Bhutto 's unique legacy and analyzes how Musharraf handled the aftermath of her assassination. He explains Pakistan 's current instability and demonstrates how the country 's emotional reaction to bin Laden 's death is best understood as the outcome of long-standing political dynamics. "The Pakistan Cauldron" is for anyone who needs to know why Pakistan continues to pose increasingly difficult challenges for the United States and the West.
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The Pakistan Cauldron: Conspiracy, Assassination & Instability by James P. Farwell is a rare insider look at the "culture of political paranoia," we think of Pakistani politics. Farwell, a Pentagon expert on Pakistan w/special experience in strategic commmunications, explains the motivations of major players. His portrait of A.O.Kahn details the origins of Pakistan's secret nuclear program, he explains the rise of Benazir Bhutto and her fight for democracy and offers new explanation about her assassination. He tells the story of the Bush, Musharraf relationship and what it's meant to the U.S., as well as Zardari's regime. Farwell explains the country's emotional reaction to Bin Laden's death, as the outcome of long-standing political dynamics. And the challenge of our future relationship with a country so strategically vital. This is a "must read" for anyone who wants to understand the seeming enigma of Pakistan.
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Excellent book....met the author, too!
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Chapter 14THE STATE OF EMERGENCY
Chapter 15LIAQUAT BAGH
Chapter 16BUSHARRAF OF PAKISTAN
PART IIIDEALING WITH THE ASSASSINATION
Chapter 17THE CAMPAIGN OF INFLUENCE
Chapter 18THE FALLOUT
Chapter 19WHO KILLED BENAZIR?
PART IVA NATION ON THE BRINK
Chapter 4THE MYSTERIOUS ENCOUNTER
Chapter 5A LIFE ROOTED IN BLOOD AND TURMOIL
Chapter 6THE POPULIST ARISTOCRAT
Chapter 7THE YEARS HARDEN HOSTILITIES
Chapter 8PRIME MINISTER AT THIRTYFIVE
Chapter 9MUSHARRAF BATTLES TO SURVIVE
Chapter 10CUTTING THE CARDS
Chapter 11THE RED MOSQUE
Chapter 12BHUTTO AND MUSHARRAF REACH AN AGREEMENT
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The Pakistan Cauldron: Conspiracy, Assassination & Instability
James P. Farwell
Limited preview - 2011