The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan's Lawless Frontier

The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan's Lawless Frontier

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"To understand the mess we're getting into in Pakistan's lawless tribal areas, there's no better book out there." -Robert Baer, bestselling author of See No Evil

The tribal region bordering Afghanistan, known as FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Area), has always been only loosely under government control. But since 2001 it has become a hornet's nest of violent extremists, many of whom have turned against their own state. In this groundbreaking book based on accounts by high-level Pakistani intelligence and military operatives and extensive firsthand reporting in villages where no American would be safe, award-winning reporter and broadcaster Imtiaz Gul chronicles his country's alarming slide into militancy. The United States is mired at great expense in Afghanistan, but Pakistan poses a far greater threat to American interests and to global security.

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ISBN-13: 9781400167975
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 06/22/2010
Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Imtiaz Gul has been reporting on Islamist groups in Afghanistan and Pakistan since the late 1980s. Heis the author of The Unholy Nexus: Pak-Afghan Relations under the Taliban.

Kevin Foley has over thirty years' experience in radio and television broadcasting, commercial voice-overs, and audiobook narration. He has recorded over one hundred and fifty audiobooks.

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"Gul offers an unparalleled inside view of the region where Al Qaeda lives and still thrives." —-Ahmed Rashid, author of Taliban

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The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan's Lawless Frontier 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
RobertP on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good read, well written. It comes from a Pakistani author, and therefore his sensibilities are not my western sensibilities, nor do we share points of common reference. This is worth keeping in mind. He gives a vivid and frightening sense of the terrible human cost of the islamist drive backwards to the dark ages. The Army operations, the casual violence and kidnappings, the use of terror and some kind of death-based "sharia" law by the islamists, all make life in the FATA terrible to behold. He makes a convincing case for the complete withdrawal of support by the Pakistani state agencies, ISI above all, for the islamists. But he leaves open the question of the impact of islamists inside the state agencies. There is no rosy picture here, and no solutions. Further, the book ended on a guardedly optimistic note about Pakistani-western relations which within weeks of going to press was made redundant by the American killing bin Laden and the visceral and negative Pakistani reaction. I guess we will be hearing about the north-west frontier for a long time to come, from Mr. Gul and from others.
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