Regions / Pakistan

Hardliners in Washington want Pakistan’s leader to crack down on terrorists, but hardliners in Islamabad are deeply ambivalent. What’s a poor dictator to do?
Pakistan has been a key U.S. ally on counter-terrorism. But it looks like Musharaff may no longer be “our man in Pakistan.”

Democracy Endangered

Pakistan's position as a key U.S. ally in the campaign against al-Qaeda has been particularly beneficial to the military-led government of General Pervez Musharraf, whose support is seen by the Bush administration as indispensable to U.S. "anti-terrorism" efforts in the region.
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