Pakistan : Eye of the Storm, Paperback
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This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Bennett Jones' market-leading account of this critical modern state includes fresh material on the Taliban insurgency, the Musharraf years, the return and subsequent assassination of Benazir Bhutto, and the unlikely election as president of Asif Ali Zardari.

Praise for the first edition "The world has a stake in what happens in Pakistan.

How great a stake, this book makes compellingly clear."--Robert M.

Hathaway, Wilson Quarterly "[A] lucid and sobering examination...Owen Bennett Jones has delivered a well-crafted, clear, balanced and often quite lively account that should be immensely useful."--Thomas W.

Lippman, Washington Post Book World Owen Bennett Jones was BBC correspondent in Pakistan and is now correspondent in Asia for the BBC World Service.

He has written for the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Independent, the London Review of Books, and Prospect magazine.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages, 32 black-&-white illustrations + 4 maps
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9780300154757



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Clearly the American cannot fully understand what we are and have been doing in Afghanistan without a background in the history and recent events of Pakistan. I had just finished reading Holy War Inc and then read Jones Pakistan and they are such an obvious pair. What I especially like about the book is the chapter Nationalism that shows how the influx of Indians at partition affected people already living in Pakistan, and also the independence movements within the region.Remember, as a country Pakistan is only 65 years old. When the US was 65 we had just finished a Civil war over many of the same issues. A nice short summary with thumbnails of the past rulers and chapters on the Bomb and the Army.