The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power

The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power

Tariq Ali


Pakistan stands at the entrance line of the warfare opposed to terror. but this long-time best friend of the West, whose hyperlinks with the U.S. have prompted huge, immense friction in the nation, is in deepening situation. As President Pervez Musharraf struggles to hold to energy via states of emergency, press curbs and imprisonment of his competitors, quite a number forces threaten to wreck him and tip the rustic right into a full-blown civil conflict. Drawing on huge first-hand learn and private wisdom, Tariq Ali investigates either the factors and the implications of Pakistan's fast spiral into political chaos. laying off new mild on debatable questions (did the united states greenlight the execution of President Zufikar Ali Bhutto in 1979? Is NATO negotiating to supply the Taliban a job in Afghanistan? Are these now jockeying for strength any much less corrupt than Musharraf's present cronies?) he examines a few of the disparate components and every of the foremost members whose conflicts are tearing Pakistan aside.

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