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In the past decade Pakistan has become a country of immense importance to its region, the United States, and the world. With almost 200 million people, a 500,000-man army, nuclear weapons, and a large diaspora in Britain and North America, Pakistan is central to the hopes of jihadis and the fears of their enemies. Yet the greatest short-term threat to Pakistan is not Islamist insurgency as such, but the actions of the United States, and the greatest longterm threat is ecological change.

Anatol Lievens book is a magisterial investigation of this highly complex and often poorly understood country. Engagingly written, combining history and profound analysis with reportage from Lievens extensive travels as a journalist and academic, Pakistan: A Hard Country is both utterly compelling and deeply revealing.

Synopsis:

“Lievens eye for detail, command of subcontinental history, and old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting make this…an excellent primer on Pakistan.”—Wall Street Journal

About the Author

Anatol Lieven is professor in the War Studies Department of Kings College, London, and a senior fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington D.C. His books include Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power?; America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism; and, with John Hulsman, Ethical Realism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781610391450
Author:
Lieven, Anatol
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
including a 16-pp. b/w insert on text
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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