Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Riddle of Pakistan

If there is one thing that can be admired about the now-departed President Karzai it is his constant criticism of the United States for not doing enough to eliminate the Taliban sanctuaries in Pakistan. It is difficult to defeat an insurgency if it receives constant support from a neighboring nation (that would be Pakistan). Some see the recent visit by President Ghani as an indication that relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan will improve and Pakistan's support for the Taliban may subside. Wishful thinking! Read more in "Explaining Pakistan's Confidence", by Myra MacDonald, War on the Rocks, December 10, 2014.

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