Bruce Riedel has written a brilliantly insightful and powerfully compelling book that is a must-read for understanding the perilous situation in South Asia and how America can correct its failed policies. --Tina Brown, cofounder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast
, editor-in-chief at Newsweek
For a country that hosts al-Qaeda and the Taliban, has nuclear weapons, and will soon be the fifth most populous country in the world, there are surprisingly few good books about Pakistan. Bruce Riedel has now produced an excellent volume on the country that is both analytically sharp and cogently written. It will engage both specialists and the interested public. Essential reading. --Peter Bergen, author of Holy War, Inc.
and The Osama bin Laden I know
The U.S.-Pakistan misalliance remains on the front pages, even as the Afghanistan war hopefully starts to wind down. But the war inside Pakistan is not over, nor will it be any time soon. This insider s account of the rise of global jihad and its effect on the U.S.-Pakistan relationship connects the dots for U.S. policymakers and laypersons alike. --Shuja Nawaz, author of Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army and the Wars Within
and director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council
About the Author
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.