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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.(Choice 1900-01-00)
[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)
An excellent book. Hussain packs in quite a few historical, religious, and political details in this book on the history, pulse, politics, and Islamic culture of Pakistan. Read morePublished on December 21, 2009 by Will Jerom
This book is a very good primer for anyone looking to learn more about this very pivotal nation in the "War on Terror". Read morePublished on October 12, 2009 by Matthew Smith
There's no option to choose four and a half stars. The missing half star comes from a lacking of a review of Pakistan's history around (before and little after 1947) and the... Read morePublished on April 14, 2009 by Ignacio Fernandez Mendez
While I would recommend this book to anyone with a desire to learn about the region, what keeps this good book from being a great book is its organization. Read morePublished on March 16, 2009 by Lee L.
I'm a USMC infantry / civil affairs officer who is anticipating a possible tour to Afghanistan as Iraq becomes less all encompassing. Read morePublished on February 15, 2008 by William L. Driscoll