Frontline Pakistan: The Path to Catastrophe and the Killing of Benazir Bhutto

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I. B. Tauris, 2008 - Islam and politics - 220 pages
After the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan stands on the edge of an abyss, in to which it may plunge the world. As this nuclear power nation, the front line of the West's struggle against Al Qaeda, enters the worst political crisis in its history, Zahid Hussain's acclaimed and updated book unravels the key questions: who really controls the country? Will Pakistan be Talibanized? Has Al Qaeda infilitrated the state? After 9/11, Pakistan's controversial President, Pervez Musharraf stunned the world by announcing his support for America's 'War on Terror'. But in Pakistan, as Zahid Hussain reveals, nothing is as it seems. Hussain documents for the first time in detail the incestuous relationship between Pakistan's jihadis and its all-powerful military intelligence agency - the ISI.

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This never ending Greek tragedy that has turned out to be the proving ground for all forms and manner of death and mayhem. All the badges such as Failed State, An Army with a Country fit it to a T ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Zahid Hussain is an award-winning journalist and writer, a senior editor with "Newsline" and a correspondent for "The Times of London", "Newsweek" and "The Wall Street Journal". He has also covered Pakistan and Afghanistan for several other international publications, including the Associated Press (AP) and "The Economist". His book "Frontline Pakistan: The Struggle With Militant Islam" has won widespread acclaim as a seminal text on the subject. He lives in Pakistan.

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