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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I found the book to be incredibly fascinating, and I highly recommend it to anyone with a short attention span that wants to get right into the meat and bones of our issues with The Middle East. InRiedel served as an expert advisor to the prosecution of al Qaeda terrorist Omar Farooq Abdulmutallab in Detroit.

The final chapter is on ways to help Pakistan. Product details File Size: A longtime CIA officer, he was a senior adviser to four U. Account and analysis from a man who has seen it all so close.

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

But I wonder whether this is really a politically achievable solution in Pakistan. They are apparently successful in Tunisia and Egypt, although the extent of realizable democracy may quickly be subverted by corporate and military interests.

He does discuss this a bit, but I would have liked to see a discussion of how Riedel’s proposed solutions are workable in the present political environment within Pakistan. While he does spell out deaddly dangers of the worst case scenario riexel Pakistan an Islamic extremist regime with the capability of firing and distributing nuclear weapons he seems somewhat optimistic about the future.


A useful read for all interested in Pakistan as well as global terror.

It is written by Bruce Riedel, one of the players involved in the ongoing negotiations edadly the two countries as they balance the various needs and wants of an off-balance nuclear-armed Muslim country with the needs and wants of a country protecting the world from the terror of Islamic jihadists.

This perhaps more than even Afghanistan is why the U. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. This makes the problems of that troubled country much easier to understand.

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

Want to Read saving…. He’s been turned to by everyone that matters when it comes to the Jihad. In JanuaryDead,y Barack Obama asked him to chair a review of American policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan, the results of which the president announced in a speech on March 27, Read reviews that mention south asia global jihad bruce riedel pakistan afghanistan pakistani policy india region relationship view analysis concise intelligence obama towards turning country deadly describing.

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Return to Book Page. Review of Deadly Embrace: He builds a pretty convincing case that Pakistani co-operation and constructive involvement is vital to turning Afghanistan into a peaceful, viable nation dfadly.

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Extremism, Society, and the State. Worth it for a quick, but useful, brush up on Pakastani history and its significance to terrorism efforts in 21st Century.

The New Battleground of International Jihad. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Riedel reveals a little more of his political leanings and is harshly critical of the Bush administration in this book.


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Author seems to downplay actors like Zarqawi and the pre-ISIS faction of al-Qaeda as ‘victims of their own brutality’ as it related to their poor relations with local tribes by an unfortunately outdated analysis.

Also the last line of the book summarise the American view towards Pakistan, which brcue to use Pakistan for American objectives in the region or whatever hampers American objectives – Pakistan to be a transactionary State which does American bidding for American interests.

Brucf Israel or US Democracy? He is also the author of The Search for al Qaeda: Shekhar rated it really liked it Riede 20, The author tapping into his vast experience acknowledges that there is not much US can do should there be an Islamic State in Pakistan.

Written by an Obama insider and long-term CIA employee Bruce Ridel; this book from has become quite dated and reads very much like a Brookings policy paper rather than a full length book. Riedel, a former C. Riedel clearly knows his stuff, but I wish the book had more discussion of Pakistan’s domestic politics.

As Riedel writes, “Pakistan is a complex and combustible society undergoing a severe crisis, which American helped create over the years” p. Set up a giveaway. That is how the United States has fought insurgents for decades.