Op-Ed

Zardari’s Moment, And America’s

Bruce Riedel

Summary

Bruce Riedel writes that the election of Asif Zardari as president of Pakistan creates an opportunity for the U.S. to rethink its policy toward that nation and the surrounding region. Riedel argues that Zardari may be Pakistan’s last best hope to build a free and stable country and that, given those circumstances, the United States should offer the new Pakistani government both increased economic aid and other means of support during the period of political transition.

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