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The US, Pakistan And Leverage

I see this kind of bizarre sentiment expressed by a lot of people over the last while, that the United States has somehow gained a measure of “leverage” over Pakistan as a result of the circumstances surrounding the death of … Continue reading

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Bin Laden: Some Brief Thoughts

Bin Laden’s death is a long time coming, and it is something that should be celebrated. One cannot begrudge the glee of Americans celebrating at Ground Zero today. But all of this celebration must be tinged with a degree of … Continue reading

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A Domino Gets Picked Up

The collapse isn’t happening just yet, though I fear its more of a temporary delay. Pakistan remains America’s best ally in the region, though that isn’t saying much. Between NATO’s military intervention in Pakistan and the torching of coalition tankers, … Continue reading

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The AfPak Dominos

Let’s take a look at the line of dominos that are rapidly tumbling into one another in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region. We start with the situation: two countries, newly introduced to democracy with a substantial insurgent movement operating within their borders. … Continue reading

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