The ongoing tension in Afghanistan and Pakistan will be a critical issue in the 2012 presidential election. Michael O’Hanlon discusses with Campaign 2012 Project Director Benjamin Wittes how candidates can craft a defense policy that will help shift Afghan and Pakistan governments into more open and responsive relationships with each other and the United States.
Emerging Voices Network Reception with Gareth Bayley, U.K. Special Representative on Pakistan and Afghanistan
[T]he weaponization of the judiciary [and] the manipulation of the media [show that the military is clearing the way for Imran Khan to become prime minister.]
No one, other than Sharif loyalists, doubts that [he] was corrupt...The question is whether he would be facing this had he appeased the military rather than taken it on, and the answer is probably not.