This book continues the excellent Pakistani journalistic tradition of writing contemporary history.
(Manvendra Singh India Today
[Hussain] offers a detailed and persuasive account of the received wisdom on Pakistan since 9/11.
(Carl Brown Foreign Affairs
A wonderful read that deserves to be read. Written in a dramatic narrative style, the book combines the virtues of being a compulsive page-turner with being informative.
(Vivek Balaraman Desicritics.org
Hussain lucidly articulates the challenges and limitations faced by Musharraf... Highly Recommended.
[A] nuanced view of the political forces at work... It's a cautionary tale with lessons for other Asian countries.
(Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall Wall Street Journal Asia
Zahid Hussain has produced an important and informed inside look at the military and religious politics of Pakistan and the inevitably fatal inconsistencies of its President. Frontline Pakistan is also a history of our times, as seen through the eyes of George W. Bush's Washington and Pervez Musharraf's Islamabad. The future is now, and it is very worrisome.
(Seymour M. Hersh, author of Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib
Frontline Pakistan is the first serious exposure of the rise and continuation of Islamic extremism in Pakistan. Zahid Hussain shows the links between the major jihadi groups of Pakistan, Al Qaeda, and the ISI with a degree of detail not seen in any Western writing on the subject
(Ahmed Rashid, author of Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia