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"This is a book filled with useful information, objectively presented, and offered at precisely the right time."---Madeleine K. Albright, U.S. Secretary of State, 1997--2001
How did a nation founded as a homeland for South Asian Muslims become a haven for Al Qaeda and other jihadist groups? In this groundbreaking work, former U.S. diplomat John R. Schmidt, who served in Pakistan in the years leading up to 9/11, takes a detailed look at the country's relationship with radical Islam. The Unraveling is the clearest account yet of the complex, dangerous relationship between the leaders of Pakistan and jihadist groups---and how the rulers' decisions have led their nation to the brink of disaster and put the world at great risk.
THE UNRAVELING (Chapter One)1. An Improbable State
Pakistan is an improbable country. The forefathers of the people who now dominate it politically and militarily were bystanders in the movement to create the Pakistani state. The people actually...