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 struggle opposed to terror. but this long-time best friend of the West, whose hyperlinks with the USA have brought on huge, immense friction in the nation, is in deepening concern. As President Pervez Musharraf struggles to grasp to strength via states of emergency, press curbs and imprisonment of his rivals, more than a few forces threaten to wreck him and tip the rustic right into a full-blown civil struggle. Drawing on broad first-hand study and private wisdom, Tariq Ali investigates either the factors and the results of Pakistan's speedy spiral into political chaos. laying off new gentle on debatable questions (did the U.S. greenlight the execution of President Zufikar Ali Bhutto in 1979? Is NATO negotiating to furnish the Taliban a task in Afghanistan? Are these now jockeying for energy any much less corrupt than Musharraf's present cronies?) he examines many of the disparate components and every of the foremost contributors whose conflicts are tearing Pakistan aside.

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