Pakistan: A Hard Country
by Anatol Lieven (Mar 6, 2012)
Paperback: 608 pages
Publisher: PublicAffairs; Reprint edition (March 6, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.8 inches
Price Pak Rs
Publication Date: March 6, 2012
In the past decade Pakistan has become a country of immense importance to its region, the United States, and the world. With almost 200 million people, a 500,000-man army, nuclear weapons, and a large diaspora in Britain and North America, Pakistan is central to the hopes of jihadis and the fears of their enemies. Yet the greatest short-term threat to Pakistan is not Islamist insurgency as such, but the actions of the United States, and the greatest longterm threat is ecological change.
Anatol Lieven’s book is a magisterial investigation of this highly complex and often poorly understood country. Engagingly written, combining history and profound analysis with reportage from Lieven’s extensive travels as a journalist and academic, Pakistan: A Hard Country is both utterly compelling and deeply revealing.