Where the wild frontiers are: Pakistan and the American imagination

Ahmed Asif, Manan

Where the Wild Frontiers Are looks clear-headedly at U.S. imaginings about Pakistan– and also at the big historical and political trends within Pakistan itself. The Lawyers’ Movement, the self-destructive last days of Pervez Musharraf’s presidency, the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the eruption of a vicious anti-Ahmadi pogrom, the disruptions and suffering caused by the ‘Global War on Terror’, the country’s endless tangling with the complexities of its own past and meaning: All are the object of Ahmed’s steady (and sometimes exasperated) gaze.

Between them, the book’s ten chapters provide a compelling picture of the complexity of the U.S.-Pakistan entanglement in the first decade of this century.

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August 26, 2022