The American imagination can run wild amid Pakistan’s political uncertainties and instability. But any pessimistic view of Pakistan, while endemic in the West, differs considerably from the perspective of Pakistani analysts who cautiously point to more optimistic scenarios. They cite six hopeful developments.
It's difficult to make sense of Pakistan's pulsating political chaos, corruption, and instability. Yet pessimistic views of Pakistan, while endemic in the West, differ considerably from the perspective of Pakistani analysts who cautiously point to half a dozen hopeful developments.
Egypt said yesterday it will prosecute a large number of people, including 19 Americans, involved in democracy promotion in the country, putting the country's US aid in extreme jeopardy.
The Pakistan Army claims 42 Taliban militants killed in Waziristan today. But does it have enough troops to take on the Taliban's Uzbek strongholds?
A reported shootout over who will succeed Baitullah Mehsud as chief may have killed one top candidate and critically injured another.
As many as 50 died Saturday as the military prepares to officially launch an offensive in the Taliban stronghold.
Experts see the Islamic fighters as less of a risk than radical insiders gaining access to nuclear materials.
Washington is seeking to build the Pakistani state and its economy as a way to wean the country from Islamic extremism.