A Fragile Future: An Update to Descent into Chaos

A Fragile Future: An Update to Descent into Chaos

by Ahmed Rashid
     
 

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A fascinating up-to-date look at the roots of our financial crisis from the New York Times bestselling author Kevin Phillips

Descent into Chaos
is Ahmed Rashid's sweeping, brilliant exploration of the failure of the United States to secure peace and nourish democracy in Pakistan and Afghanistan after the removal of the Taliban

Overview

A fascinating up-to-date look at the roots of our financial crisis from the New York Times bestselling author Kevin Phillips

Descent into Chaos
is Ahmed Rashid's sweeping, brilliant exploration of the failure of the United States to secure peace and nourish democracy in Pakistan and Afghanistan after the removal of the Taliban following 9/11. Thoroughly researched and powerfully written, it has been hailed from all corners as one of the most important books on the effects of American policy in the Middle East to appear in some time.

In this searching update, Rashid takes stock of events in Pakistan since the book's publication, including the 2008 elections, the end of the Musharraf era, and the further resurgence of the Taliban. Up from Chaos makes the convincing case that if peace is to come to central Asia, Pakistan remains the key.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101046777
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/07/2009
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
19
Sales rank:
1,182,441
File size:
200 KB
Age Range:
3 Months

Meet the Author

Ahmed Rashid is a Pakistani journalist based in Lahore who writes for The Washington Post, Daily Telegraph (London), the International Herald Tribune, The New York Review of Books, BBC Online, and The Nation. His previous books include Jihad, Taliban, and The Resurgence of Central Asia. He appears regularly on NPR, CNN, and the BBC World Service.

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