Pakistan: A Hard Country
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In the wake of Pakistan’s development of nuclear weapons, unpoliceable border areas, shelter of the Afghan Taliban and Bin Laden, and the spread of terrorist attacks by groups based in Pakistan to London, Bombay and New York, there is a clear need to look further than the simple image of a failed state so often portrayed in the media, and to see instead a country of immense complexity and importance.
This book aims to do that. It does so in sober, considered style and with impeccable reseacrh.
Lieven’s profound and sophisticated analysis paves the way for clearer understanding of this remarkable and highly contradictory country.
About the Author
Anatol Lieven is a professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and a Fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington DC.
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