The relationship between Pakistan and the USA has always been questioned over the years. Ever since the killing of Osama Bin Laden in the American commando raid of Pakistan in 2011, their alliance has not been well. It has been a tumultuous relation between the two ever since Pakistan's independence in 1947. The pictures behind the two countries' actions and reactions have been documented by Hussain Haggani in his book, the 'Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding'. The author has provided various accounts and insights that has made and broken the connection between the two nations. With his vast personal experience, he puts forth a detailed information about the US-Pakistan relation.
Information In The Book
Haggani, in his book, clearly reveals the contorted ideas that both the nations have about their alliances. The USA backs the Pakistani Mujahideen and believes that it has led to the Charlie Wilson's War of Afghan liberation. On the contrary, this has resulted in letting General Zia-ul-Haq in practicing his mischievous tactics. In another episode, when the British calls the Ghurkhas to be the best fighters in the sub-continent, John Foster Dulles, a Secretary of the State mistakes them for the Pakistanis. The author reveals another issue where Pakistani General believes that the use of American weapons on India will not hinder Pakistan's relation with the USA. Many more such disturbing accounts are disclosed in this book with relevant facts to back the information.
About The Author
Hussain Haggani was the ambassador of Pakistan to the United States from 2008 to 2011. He had also been a trusted advisor of Benazir Bhutto, the late Pakistani Prime Minister. Currently, he is working as a professor at Boston University and editor of the journal, Current Trends in Islamist. He has also written for the New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and International Herald Tribune. Some of the books he has written are 'Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military' and 'India and Pakistan: Is Peace Real This Time?'. You can order online for the hardcover edition of the book published by Public Affairs, US with the ISBN-10 number of 1610393171 and the ISBN-13 number of 9781610393171.
A book about relationship between Pakistan and the USA
A tumultuous relation between the US and Pakistan ever since Pakistan's independence in 1947
Written by the former Pakistani ambassador to the US, Hussain Haggani
Information about the USA backing the Pakistani Mujahideen
A Secretary of the State mistakes Gurkhas for Pakistanis