Pakistan, America, and extremism: The path ahead
Neighbours in arms: A discussion with Larry Pressler
Private Briefing: Survey on India’s Role in the Indo-Pacific
With its capricious system of justice and lack of full political representation, the tribal areas [of Pakistan] had become an embarrassment to the country’s elected leadership. But in moving to reform the tribal areas, they should be commended for taking a bold and long overdue step to remedy a history of egregious disenfranchisement.
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.
89 percent of Pakistanis in a recent Pew global opinion poll said that violence against civilians in the name of Islam was never justified.
[The duplicity of Pakistan's intelligence services was] baked into the stock price of U.S.-Pakistan relations. They were at times minimally responsive, but we always hit a wall. The outstanding list of Al Qaeda-affiliated figures [still operating in Pakistan] is small. But the Haqqani list is moving in the other direction.