Shuja Nawaz . . . is undoubtedly superbly qualified to write a book about the US-Pakistan bilateral relationship. . . . Given his professional and personal background, Nawaz is highly regarded in both Washington and Islamabad, and this is why this book is such a valuable contribution to better understanding this critical 70-year-old bilateral relationship.
Among the large number of fine books on Pakistan in recent years by academics, think-tank scholars, and practitioners, Shuja Nawaz’s The Battle for Pakistan stands apart. . . Where Nawaz’s book is most distinguishable is his ability to write about both countries with the detachment of an outsider and access of a trusted insider. . . . The Battle for Pakistan is a thoroughly sourced, superbly written book providing comprehensive, richly detailed discussions of several dimensions of Pakistan’s troubled relations with the US, mostly covering the period from 2008 through 2019.
4/15/2020: Author Shuja Nawaz penned an article for The Atlantic Council discussing the effects of President Biden’s decision to pull out of Afghanistan and the affects it will have on the country and surrounding region