"The military professional should read this book..."—Lester W. Grau, Military Review
"Many have written about Pakistan but no one before has talked about the critical impact of strategic communication on policy. ‘The Pakistan Cauldron’ is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the delicate relationship between Pakistan and the United States."—Mark A. Siegel, partner, Locke Lord Strategies, L.P.
“James Farwell has undertaken original research and considered evidence from a novel perspective to develop insights and explain issues in a refreshingly interesting way. His views and conclusions are not constrained by received wisdom or conventional thinking. The intellectual rigour and level-headed analysis with which he tackles this complex project is fascinating and has produced an informative book. One does not have to agree with all he writes to find this work engaging, stimulating and a valuable contribution to our understanding of the region, the important players, influences and resulting challenges. A recommended read. If you want to understand Pakistan, read this book.”—Col Stephen Padgett Obe, Commander British Forces Afghanistan and British Defence Attaché in Kabul 2005-2006
"James Farwell has produced a highly readable and balanced account of contemporary Pakistan's tortuous journey toward its current troubled status. I would recommend this book as a guide for any policymaker or commentator seeking a rapid understanding of Pakistan. All the basics, and much more, can be found here to unlock the Pakistani enigma."—Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of MI6
"An engrossing account of Pakistan's fractured history that exposes the faults and foibles of its leaders as they attempted to cling to or gain power. None has succeeded in giving the country the sustainable leadership it deserves. Pakistan remains, as a result, on the edge of a political precipice."—Shuja Nawaz, director of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and author of Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within
"James Farwell writes on Pakistan with indefatigable passion. He unravels the mysteries surrounding recent turmoil and upheaval in a country that simply refuses to give up despite the stark challenges it faces. For all those interested in the power of 'strategic communication' and how it influences politics and policy, The Pakistan Cauldron is a high-speed car chase through this newly recognized, yet ancient, political art."—Maajid Nawaz, founder and executive director, Quillium Foundation