“Dan Markey has produced a deep and rich policy analysis of Pakistani-American relations. It exceeds anything yet written on the subject and includes the best review of U.S. policy options that I have ever read.”
–Stephen Philip Cohen, senior fellow, Foreign Policy Studies Program, Brookings Institution
“This book is the best publication and the smartest offering yet on how to practically manage relations with a country as vexing as it is fascinating.”
–Leslie H. Gelb, former New York Times columnist, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations.
No Exit from Pakistan tells the story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan. It explains why Pakistan’s internal troubles threaten U.S. security and international peace, and shows how Pakistan’s rapidly growing population, nuclear arsenal, and relationships with China and India will continue to force it upon America’s geostrategic map in new and important ways over the coming decades.
No Exit from Pakistan explores the main trends in Pakistani society that will help determine its future and traces the wellsprings of Pakistani anti-American sentiment through the history of U.S.-Pakistan relations from 1947 to 2001. The book also assesses how Washington made and implemented policies regarding Pakistan since the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 and how regional dynamics, especially the rise of China, will likely shape the future of U.S.-Pakistan relations.
No Exit from Pakistan concludes with three options for future U.S. strategy, described as defensive insulation, military-first cooperation, and comprehensive cooperation and explains how Washington can prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes.