Pakistan’s stability is critically important. It’s the world’s fastest growing nuclear state, the epicenter of jihadism and an ally that the U.S. must hold close. In The Future of Pakistan, co-author and Senior Fellow Stephen Cohen delves into the history and politics of this faltering state with the urgent proviso that Pakistan must be rescued.
My biggest concern is that Washington is signaling to Russia that it’s OK to meddle in the politics of sovereign nations which are your neighbors. Meddling is going on from Paris to Ukraine, from east to west and north to south, within Europe and at its borders, and always with the intent of undermining the credibility and effectiveness of democratic institutions. And it is being either denied or downplayed.