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Pakistan: Deep Inside the World's Most Frightening State

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No nation is more critical to U.S. foreign policy than nuclear-armed Pakistan. Wedged between India and Afghanistan, it is the second largest country in the Islamic world. But with militant Islamists now expanding their control over some of the country's most strategically sensitive areas, there is a growing fear that Washington's most stolid ally in South Asia—at least os ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 16th 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Michael Gerald
Sep 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
A good, concise book about the politics and society of one of the nations in the frontlines of Islamic extremism.
Jason
May 08, 2011 rated it liked it
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Unfortunately, most of the books I have read about Pakistan have regurgitated the same old facts and opinions. Weaver's book, based on years of experience as a journalist and personal vignettes overseas during years in Pakistan is personable and well written, giving a fresh read to old material. Perhaps no surprising conclusions, but well written. After reading this, even less surprised OBL was where he was.
Chris Hynes
Mar 09, 2014 rated it liked it
The author shifted the time frame quite frequently, which sometimes made it difficult to follow the narrative. That may have been due to the complexity of the situation and the fact that there seemed to be so many moving parts.
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