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A False Choice in Pakistan

Author: Daniel S. Markey, Adjunct Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia
July/August 2007
Foreign Affairs


Americans are increasingly frustrated with Pakistan's counterterrorism efforts, but the United States should resist the urge to threaten President Pervez Musharraf or demand a quick democratic transition. Getting Islamabad to play a more effective role in the war on terrorism will require that Washington strike a careful balance: pushing for political reform but without jeopardizing the military's core interests.

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