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2012 Guide

Awarded "Outstanding" by the Committee

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2011 Guide

Awarded "Outstanding" by the Committee

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    Counterinsurgency in Pakistan

    Pakistan has undertaken a number of operations against militant and terrorist groups since 2001, but success has been limited, in part because Pakistan has still not adopted a counterinsurgency strategy that focuses on securing the local population.

2010 Guide

2009 Guide

Awarded "Outstanding" by the Committee

"Outstanding" titles are defined by the committee as having exceptional editorial content and subject matter, and as essential additions to most library collections.

In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad, was also selected as a “The Best of the Best from the University Presses” selection.

2008 Guide

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