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Pakistan : a hard country

Author: Anatol Lieven
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this profound and sophisticated analysis of Pakistan's history and its social, religious and political structures, Lieven argues strongly against U.S. actions that would risk destroying that state in the illusory search for victory in Afghanistan.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anatol Lieven
ISBN: 9781610390217 1610390210
OCLC Number: 710995260
Description: xv, 558 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1: Land, people, history. Introduction : understanding Pakistan ; The struggle for Muslim South Asia --
Part 2: Structures. Justice ; Religion ; The military ; Politics --
Part 3: The provinces. Punjab ; Sindh ; Balochistan ;The Pathans --
Part 4: The Taleban. The Pakistani Taleban ; Defeating the Taleban? --
Glossary --
Appendix 1: Chronology of Muslim South Asia --
Appendix 2: Pakistani statistics.
Responsibility: Anatol Lieven.

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"Lieven's eye for detail, command of subcontinental history, and old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting make this...an excellent primer on Pakistan."--Wall Street Journal  Read more...

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Kirkus, February 15, 2011 "Lieven breaks down his study by specific region; considers the structures of justice, religion, the military and politics in turn; and, finally, in a skillful, insightful Read more...

 
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