Bruce Riedel is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy and the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. A former CIA officer, Riedel was a senior adviser to four U.S. presidents on Middle East and South Asian issues. At the request of President Obama he chaired an interagency review of policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan for the White House, completed in March 2009. He is author of The Search for al Qaeda: Its Leadership, Ideology, and Future, is a frequent media commentator on security and terrorism, and is a regular contributor to The Daily Beast.
The author does a great job presenting a very complicated relationship. Certain regions and societies cling to the past. Good readPublished 4 months ago by Reader02
This is a must read for all who care about the future of our country. The author is most highly qualified, and knows his subject.Published 19 months ago by Dusty
Excellent history of Pakistan and assessment of the continuing importance of its politics to the safety of the world and especially the US. Read morePublished 20 months ago by John McEvan
Altough this book gives a lot of background information about Pakistan and its relationship wiht the US it is too Obama-policies-compliant and it makes it to seem biased. Read morePublished on July 26, 2011 by Amazon Customer
Bruce Riedel has written a concise history of how an "...incendiary mix of despotism and Islamization developed in Pakistan and became a sanctuary for terrorists. Read morePublished on May 17, 2011 by andris virsnieks
This book is very poorly written and it is very inaccurate. Many of the details in the book are from a very bias perspective and does not take in mind the culture or people of... Read morePublished on April 17, 2011 by Thomas Edison