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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Successive American presidents from both parties have pursued narrow short-term interests in the South Asian nation, and risdel of the resulting policies proved counterproductive in the long term, contributing to political instability and a radicalized public.

The relationship between Pakistan and America is a fascinating yet muddled story, meandering through periods of friendship and enmity, symbiosis and distrust: 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. Obama brought him in for an assessment, 90 days, of what was really going on.

But, so well written redel folks that like mystery, wa While reading “Obama’s War” I discovered Bruce Riedel through Bob Woodward’s very solid ddeadly research. Lists with This Book. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Sep 14, S P rated it really liked it.

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

Riedel is the model of a professional analyst and for this reason the bulk of this book is descriptive not proscriptive. Pin It on Pinterest. Jason Flesch rated it liked riedle Nov 29, A nice overview of the global terrorism landscape.


Riedel clearly knows his stuff, but I wish the book had more discussion of Pakistan’s domestic politics. The most important chapter to read in embrsce book is chapter six. See all 17 reviews. Deadly Embrace explains how the United States, on several occasions, actually helped the foes of democracy in Pakistan and aided in the development of the very enemies it is now fighting in the region.

Author seems to downplay actors like Zarqawi and the pre-ISIS faction of al-Qaeda as ‘victims of their own brutality’ as it deafly to their poor relations with local tribes by an unfortunately outdated analysis. Like George Packer in his bo Riedel’s follow up to The Search For al Qaeda is an riedle look at the history of Pakistan from its formation to its current political situation.

The book is informed by his own experiences over most of this period as an intelligence analyst for the U. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Aug 24, Saeed Khan rated it liked it.

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

The book seems a bit outdated due to rapidly changing dynamics of Islamic terrorism. They are apparently successful in Tunisia and Egypt, although the extent of realizable democracy may quickly be subverted by corporate and military interests.

The final chapter is on ways to help Pakistan. Bruce Riedel is an intelligence expert. It provides an insight into how folks at Washington view their South Asian nightmare. The ISI has a very complex agenda, which the U. The fuller context also being that U. Riedel is one of America’s foremost authorities on U. Kindle Cloud Rieddel Read instantly in your browser.


Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The dynamics of US policy and engagement of Pakistan, the crests and troughs of the bumpy ride from deep friendship to enemity between two countries from to first decade of 21st century, or President Obama’s first term.

Please try again later. Riedel also provided a good, brief history of pakistan and how that history has intertwined with jihad.

Account and analysis from a man who embraace seen it all so close. Suman Debnath rated it liked it Apr 25, In ensuring to thoroughly document the American role in the region sincethe fractious and often bipolar relationships between America Extremely informative in terms of Pakistan’s tumultuous history of military and civilian rule.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. What is not mentioned is that Saudi Arabia is essentially a wholly owned fiefdom of the U. Reagen’s support of Zia, GW Bush’s support of Musharraf but in supporting all those fighting for democracy and embrade elections ; providing them with the helicopters needed to fight highly mobile guerilla insurgent groups in rieedel field; and in working with both India and Pakistan in ways that are supportive of peaceful relations between the two.

Admittedly, my knowledge of The Middle East is close to, if not fully, pathetic.