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Frontline Pakistan: The Path To Catastrophe And The Killing Of Benazir Bhutto
After the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan stands on the edge of an abyss, in to which it may plunge the world. As this nuclear power nation, the front line of the West's struggle against Al Qaeda, enters the worst political crisis in its history, Zahid Hussain's acclaimed and updated book unravels the key questions: who really controls the country? Will Pakistan ...more
Published by I. B. Tauris & Company
(first published July 1st 2008)
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This is a really good insight into Pakistan's political history, and now I can make alot more sense of what I've read about its actions during the Afghan war, and in the post 9/11 world. I would have given 4 stars if it was more up to date. The timeline here ends in 2006, and an awful lot has happened to humanity since then. Perhaps there is a part 2 on the way (or already out), that would be welcome
Enlightning! being a Pakistani I was not aware of the level of military/political machinations taking place in my country. This book helped understand Pakistan's romanticism with Radical Islam which is fueled by conflicting policies of the govt/military and our allies.