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Pakistan on the brink is a reflection of the socio-economic crisis pakistan has been suffering from since the assassination of osama bin laden. Ahmed rashid has done a lengthy research for twenty years on countries like pakistan, afghanistan and some parts of central asia, making this book a rich and authentic text. The book revolves around the current life of pakistan which has faced severe distortion leading to the civilization living in a situation of salvage all over again. This book is a captivating anticipation on the hazards and dangers that the us, afghanistan and pakistan currently live in. There has been violence, social and political pressure in pakistan and through this book the author has shown a glimpse of how he believes the nation would end up. The leadership has been questioned on the courage they possess and the will and power they have to make necessary amendments in order to save the nation from any further destructions. Rashid has also presented his belief that the nation is soon turning into a nuclear repository and the life of the people doesn't seem to be improving any sooner. Pakistan's attacks on the armed forces, the outbreak of punjabi taliban, murder of burhanuddin rabbani and hamid karzai's brother are some of the events described in the book with controversial arguments that gained a lot of voice from all over the globe. Penguin uk published pakistan on the brink in 2013 and is available in paperback. Key features: pakistan on the brink was the third book of a trilogy, with taliban as the first and descent into chaos as the second book. First book titled taliban, gained massive popularity and was translated into more than twenty languages.

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Ahmed Rashid is a journalist who has been covering Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia for more than twenty years. He is a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review, Daily Telegraph, and The Nation, a leading newspaper in Pakistan. His #1 New York Times bestseller Taliban has been translated into more than twenty languages.
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"[Rashid] literally wrote the book on the Taliban and now has added a superb work on the future of Pakistan."
The Washington Post

"Insightful . . . Readers will welcome this insider’s lucid, expert account of a disaster in the making." — Kirkus Reviews

"Pakistan on the Brink is a page turner. Through Ahmed Rashid's eloquent, incisive, objective, and fact-based descriptions of events and blunders repeatedly committed by the Afghan, Pakistani, and American establishments, the reader gets a great understanding of the genesis of the quagmire for which President Obama has coined the phrase AfPak." — Louisville Courier-Journal

Praise for Descent into Chaos

"Powerful." — Wolf Blitzer
"A clear-headed, sobering look at a country whose ties with the U.S. are becoming ever more frayed." — Publishers Weekly

“Rashid, a Pakistani journalist, is that most valuable of political analysts: both insider and outsider to the problems he studies. His book should be read by anyone pondering how America might stop widening Osama bin Laden’s pool of bomb-clad volunteers.” — Chicago Tribune
“Rashid’s book should be required reading for both presidential candidates, and anyone who wants to understand the jihadi problem.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Ahmed Rashid's latest work provides essential insights for anyone who hopes to understand what's going on in Central Asia and the alternative futures that stretch out before it."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"A clear-headed, sobering look at a country whose ties with the U.S. are becoming ever more frayed." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Excellent...Nobody tells the story of Musharaff’s duplicity better than Rashid.” — Time
“Ahmed Rashid has over the decades turned out to be something of a prophet in the region...[and] his fourth book [is] a caustic compendium of the mistakes by the Bush administration and, by extension, its regional allies, in tackling Islamic militancy.” — International Herald Tribune

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