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

ISBN-10: 0670023469

ISBN-13: 9780670023462

Edition: 2012

Authors: Ahmed Rashid

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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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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/15/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Pakistani journalist and bestselling author Ahmed Rashid was born in Rawalpindi in 1948. He was educated at Malvern College in England, Government College in Lahore, and Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge. He works as a correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review and the Daily Telegraph and writes for the Wall Street Journal, The Nation, and academic journals. His titles include Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, and Descent into Chaos.

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Preface
Osama and Obama, Legacy and Inheritance
Pakistan in Crisis
Pakistan: Who Betrayed Whom?
Afghanistan: The First Surge and the Failure of Elections
Afghanistan: Political and Military Fault Lines
Afghanistan: Talking to the Taliban
A Sliver of Hope: Counterinsurgency in Swat
Pakistan: Broken Relations, Crimes, and Misdemeanors
Changing the Narrative-or Preparing for the Worst
Notes
Index
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