Pakistan and America have been gripped together in a deadly embrace for decades. For reasons good and bad, successive American Presidents from both parties have pursued narrow short-term interests in Pakistan that have contributed to its instability and radicalization. This has set the stage for the development of the global jihad. Explaining how and why this has happened is the subject of this book. It also tries to look ahead to what may come next in the jihad, and concludes with some policy recommendations on how to help Pakistan help itself. 'From the Introduction to Deadly Embrace - Bruce Riedel is a foremost authority on U.S. security, South Asia, and terrorism. He was in the White House during the September 11 events, and he helped write Barack Obama's March 2009 speech where he referred to the Pakistan-Afghanistan borderlands as the most dangerous region of the world.' Here he follows up The Search for al Qaeda, his immensely successful 2009 Brookings book, with a sober, eye-opening look at the history, status, and current role of Pakistan, epicenter of the global jihad movement.