The duel : Pakistan on the flight path of American power
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Published:
New York : Scribner, 2008.
Status:
Central Adult Nonfiction
954.91 ALI
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Last Check-In
Central Adult Nonfiction
954.91 ALI
Available
Apr 22, 2017
Description
Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world. It is the only Islamic state to have nuclear weapons. Its border with Afghanistan extends over one thousand miles and is the likely hideout of Osama bin Laden. It has been under military dictatorship for thirty-three of its fiftyyear existence. Yet it is the linchpin in the United States' war on terror, receiving over $10 billion of American aid since 2001 and purchasing more than $5 billion of U.S. weaponry in 2006 alone.

These days, relations between the two countries are never less than tense. Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf reported that U.S. deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage threatened to "bomb Pakistan back to the Stone Age" if it did not commit fully to the alliance in the wake of 9/11. Presidential hopeful Barack Obama said he would have no hesitation in bombing Al Qaeda inside the country, "with or without" approval of the Pakistani government. Recent surveys show that more than 70 percent of Pakistanis fear the United States as a military threat to their country.

The Bush administration spent much of 2007 promoting a "dream ticket" of Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto to run Pakistan together. That strategy, with Bhutto assassinated and the general's party winning less than 15 percent of the contested seats in the 2008 election, is now in tatters.

With increasingly bold attacks by Taliban supporters in the border regions threatening to split the Pakistan army, with the only political alternatives -- Nawaz Sharif and Benazir's widower Asif Ali Zardari -- being as corrupt as the regime they seek to replace, and with a newly radicalized movement of lawyers testing its strength as championsof the rule of law, the chances of sustained stability in Pakistan look slim.

The scion of a famous Punjabi political family, with extraordinary contacts inside the country and internationally, Tariq Ali has long been acknowledged as a leading commentator on Pakistan. In these pages he combines deep understanding of the country's history with extensive firsthand research and unsparing political judgment to weigh the prospects of those contending for power today. The labyrinthine path between a secure world and global conflagration runs right through Pakistan. No one is better placed to trace its contours.

More Details
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Physical Desc:
xii, 288 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781416561019, 1416561013
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Ali, T. (2008). The duel: Pakistan on the flight path of American power. 1st Scribner hardcover ed. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ali, Tariq. 2008. The Duel: Pakistan On the Flight Path of American Power. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ali, Tariq, The Duel: Pakistan On the Flight Path of American Power. New York: Scribner, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ali, Tariq. The Duel: Pakistan On the Flight Path of American Power. 1st Scribner hardcover ed. New York: Scribner, 2008. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
c85fd999-d938-4616-868b-0fe1ac333955
Go To Grouped Work
Last File Modification Time Aug 14, 2017 05:04:32 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification Time Aug 14, 2017 05:04:32 AM

MARC Record

LEADER01417cam a2200409 a 4500
001226911651
003OCoLC
00520080911015115.0
008080425s2008    nyub     b    001 0 eng  
010 |a  2008018358
019 |a 191933831
020 |a 9781416561019
020 |a 1416561013
035 |a (OCoLC)226911651 |z (OCoLC)191933831
040 |a DLC |c DLC |d BAKER |d BTCTA |d YDXCP
043 |a a-pk---
049 |a VIAC
05000 |a DS384 |b .A769 2008
08200 |a 954.9105 |2 22
09204 |a 954.91 ALI
09204 |a 954.91 ALI
1001 |a Ali, Tariq.
24514 |a The duel : |b Pakistan on the flight path of American power / |c Tariq Ali.
250 |a 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
260 |a New York : |b Scribner, |c 2008.
300 |a xii, 288 p. : |b map ; |c 24 cm.
651 0 |a Pakistan |x Politics and government.
898 |a English qEnglish.
898 |a qBook.
898 |a qBibliographies.
907 |a .b13066791 |b 08-04-15 |c 01-25-11
998 |a can |b 01-25-11 |c m |d a |e - |f eng |g nyu |h 4
910 |a 5201153
903 |a OCLC Holdings Updated 20110802
994 |a C0 |b VIA
998 4 |a ITS63.1 20080809191010 mkl 2483 |b ITS63.1 20080911135616 mca 2483 |b ITS63.1 20080911135556 mca 2483 |b ITS63.1 20080809191010 mkl 2483
989 |g 1 |i 202032798157 |j 0 |k  - - |l can |o - |p $26.00 |q - |r - |s - |t 1 |e  - - |d 04-22-2017 15:22 |h 02-18-2017 13:02 |u 27 |v 4 |w 0 |x 1 |y .i13620794 |z 01-26-11