Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf has been re-elected, but the Supreme Court of Pakistan still must decide whether the election was legal. Senior Fellow Bruce Riedel joins The World’s Katy Clark to discuss the current situation in Pakistan. He notes that the Bush Administration should rethink its Musharraf strategy and says that “by linking ourselves to an increasingly failed military dictator, we only cut ourselves off from more and more Pakistanis who want a better future for their country.
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The main challenges [for China to develop a port in Pakistan], as I see them, are posed by the security risks of sustaining a large Chinese presence in Balochistan. China has demonstrated that it is highly sensitive to threats against Chinese citizens abroad, and even a small number of attacks or kidnappings could constrain the ambitions of China’s state owned enterprises operating in the area.