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No Exit from Pakistan
America's Tortured Relationship with Islamabad

  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107045460


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  • This book tells the story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan. Pakistan's internal troubles have already threatened US security and international peace, and Pakistan's rapidly growing population, nuclear arsenal, and relationships with China and India will continue to force it upon America's geostrategic map in new and important ways over the coming decades. This book explores the main trends in Pakistani society that will help determine its future; traces the wellsprings of Pakistani anti-American sentiment through the history of US-Pakistan relations from 1947 to 2001; assesses how Washington made and implemented policies regarding Pakistan since the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001; and analyzes how regional dynamics, especially the rise of China, will likely shape US-Pakistan relations. It concludes with three options for future US strategy, described as defensive insulation, military-first cooperation, and comprehensive cooperation.

    • The only book-length analysis of the US-Pakistan relationship in all of its most important dimensions
    • Devotes a great deal of attention to questions about the future of the US-Pakistan relationship
    • Combines policy analysis, on-the-ground experience inside Pakistan, and insights from within the US government in innovative ways
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    'Daniel Markey takes the title and opening remarks of No Exit from Pakistan, his book on the US-Pakistani relationship, from Sartre's Huis Clos, a work that contains the famous dictum 'Hell is other people'. Hell, for many US policymakers, is having to work in Pakistan. As Markey writes, the degree of sheer personal animosity felt by parts of the Washington establishment toward Pakistan is beginning to have a serious effect on the clarity of thought about that country.' Anatol Lieven, New York Review of Books

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107045460
    • length: 262 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. No exit
    2. The four faces of Pakistan
    3. Why do they hate us?
    4. U-turn to drift
    5. Great expectations to greater frustrations
    6. From the outside-in
    7. America's options.

  • Author

    Daniel S. Markey, Council on Foreign Relations, New York
    Daniel S. Markey is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where he specializes in security and governance issues in South Asia. From 2003 to 2007, Markey held the South Asia portfolio on the Secretary's Policy Planning Staff at the US Department of State. Prior to government service, he taught in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, where he also served as executive director of Princeton's Research Program in International Security. Dr Markey earned his bachelor's degree in international studies from The Johns Hopkins University, his doctorate in politics from Princeton University, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies. Markey served as project director of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force Report on US Strategy in Pakistan and Afghanistan (2010). He has published articles in Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, The American Interest, Foreign Policy, and Security Studies among other journals. His commentary has been featured in many newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and International Herald Tribune. He has been awarded grants from the MacArthur and Smith Richardson foundations to support his research, including regular trips to Pakistan and elsewhere in Asia.

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