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Pakistan : a hard country

Author: Anatol Lieven
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st pbk. ed.]View 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: 1610391454 9781610391450
OCLC Number: 771288329
Description: xv, 566 pages, [19] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 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? --
Conclusions --
Afterward to the paperback edition --
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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